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Would Nashville Officials Pay to Bring Back 'Nashville'? Maybe, If There Were Offers

May 31, 2016

Mayor Megan Barry has expressed interest in working with TV networks to revive ABC’s drama series, “Nashville,” and is even open to providing financial incentives. The show’s fifth season was canceled due to inconsistent viewer ratings.

"We would love for the show 'Nashville' to continue. We would be willing to work with anybody who wanted to come back to us and make a proposition and an offer to see what that looks like. Obviously, resources are not unlimited but we do love that show," Barry said. 

The show, which featured iconic Nashville sights as well as emerging artists, is credited with boosting the city’s tourism business. While Metro Government has subsidized the show, the state has picked up most of the tab, amounting to tens of millions of dollars in incentives during its four years of production.

Barry said no other television networks had expressed interest to her office yet.