‘Nashville’ Celebrates CMT Renewal With ‘Moving Sale’ Auction

Nashville Renewed for Season 5
Courtesy of ABC

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.”

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  1. It got low ratings because ABC didn’t advertise it very much. They advertised the wedding and that was it. ABC liked to advertise all the comedies>

  2. Sometimes a TV show should stay dead.

  3. Pia says:

    Please include Juliette’s faux bois throw pillows!

  4. sandra says:

    Great, but bring back MORE MUSIC, LESS DRAMA please and no more alcoholic Deacon!

  5. Mavis says:

    I’m really glad to see this show come back, but it isn’t fair to the fans who don’t have cable..

  6. Rosann says:

    I can’t wait till the series starts up again. I hope we don’t have to wait too long……

  7. crbenker says:

    I just hope the new producers go back to what made the show – the MUSIC!!
    The last 2 seasons this show was just another soap!

  8. Masters1313 says:

    LOL…Nashville should raffle the items to the fans!!

  9. Andy says:

    Are the auction proceeds going to some charity in Nashville or is the money funding the new season on CMT?

    “Thanks for all you support! Now buy our merchandise!”

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