“Nashville” is going out with the old and in with the new. To celebrate the musical soap’s move from ABC to CMT, VIP Fan Auctions will be auctioning up items from the first four seasons. The “moving sale” is also designed as a thank you to #Nashies who stuck by the show and started the #BringBackNashville campaign. The auction begins on June 21.
The auction will feature 270 items from “Nashville.” Each week, new items — including a wedding dress worn by Connie Britton’s Rayna James and a dress worn Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes in a “Conan” interview — will be featured on the official auction site, where they’ll remain for seven days. Fans can bid on items through July 26.
The series will continue with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz as showrunners. “Nashville” Season 5 — produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment — will begin production shortly. Hulu will continue to make episodes available the day after air. ABC cancelled the series due to low ratings, with the show averaging 1.8 in the adults 18-49 demographic and 6.7 million viewers overall.
“Nashville” garnered two Emmy nominations during its run – one for Britton as Lead Actress in a Drama series and one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Both Britton and Panettiere were nominated for Golden Globes.
VIP Fan Auctions is currently holding auctions from “X-Files,” “Me Before You” and “Barbershop.” In the past they’ve held auctions from “Arrested Development,” “Castle,” “Heroes,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Fargo.”