nashville memorialThe TV show “Nashville” has been renewed on CMT for a 16-episode season, to begin in early 2018. The news for the 6th season was released today (03/10). The network also gave a midseason premiere date for the current season to be aired on Thursday, June 1 at 9 p.m. EST.

Actresses Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday will join the show in the second half of season 5.

In coming weeks, CMT will announce its full 2017-2018 programming lineup. (via