Strap on your fanciest cowboy boots, put on your cowboy (or cowgirl) hat and let that straw hang from between your teeth. Grab a cup of sweet tea because Nashville has been picked up for a full season by ABC! After STRONG critical acclaim pre-season and maintaining steady in the ratings battle, ABC has decided to give the country music themed drama a full season. The ABC series joins The Neighbors (what?!) and Scandal in getting a full season pickups by the Alphabet network.
In addition, ABC also ordered three scripts for Last Man Standing and Malibu Country – good news for both Friday night series. Right now 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort remain a question mark for the network. Last Resort has remained stable in the ratings war on a busy Thursday night but maybe not as well as the execs hoped for?
Nashville has been averaging 9.5 million viewers and a rating around 2.9 among the 18-49 coveted demo, with DVR numbers included. ABC also notes that among all new network dramas, it is second only to NBC’s Revolution in ratings gains via DVR. Are you pleased about this pickup? What other ABC series do you want to see get the good news? Vote in our “on the bubble” poll to the right!