‘Nashville’ Stars Are Joining the #BringBackNashville Campaign

Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten and Connie Britton
Panettiere, Esten and Britton on Nashville Bob D’Amico/ABC

They’ve got your back, Nashies! The stars of Nashville have joined in on the #BringBackNashville campaign following the beloved ABC drama’s cancellation, which was announced on Thursday, May 12.

Nashville, which premiered in 2012, got the boot after four seasons. The series centered on the relationship between two competing country singers played by Connie Britton (Rayna James) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes). On the same day that Nashville got the ax, Panettiere, 26, revealed that she is seeking treatment again for her ongoing battle with postpartum depression following the December 2014 birth of her daughter, Kaya, who she shares with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko.

Since then, Nashville’s ever-loyal fans have been reeling over the news that their favorite show has been removed from network television. So they took to Twitter to start the #BringBackNashville movement, which several of the series’ cast members have both expressed their appreciation for and participated in.

“Thanks for going nuts with us, Nashies,” Clare Bowen (Scarlett O’Connor) tweeted on Thursday, May 19. “See you real soon. Love you all so so much. #BringBackNashville.”

The day before, Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) wrote: “Hey #Nashies you guys are killing it with #BringBackNashville. Thanks so much for the love! Nearly 40k tweets.”

Even Nashville’s creator, Callie Khouri, jumped on the bandwagon. “From our real life @Nashville Guitar pull Monday night,” she tweeted. “#bringbackNashville #NashCrash.”

The show’s production company, Lionsgate TV, also shared a similar sentiment: #Nashies we are working hard to find a new home for your favorite show! Thank you for your support & keep tweeting #BringBackNashville.”

While #BringBackNashville has yet to appear on Britton’s social media feed, the actress, 49, isn’t ruling out a reprisal. Asked about the possibility of the show being picked up by a streaming service such as Hulu or Netflix, Britton told Entertainment Tonight on May 14, “You never know!”

The series finale of Nashville airs on ABC Wednesday, May 25, at 10 p.m. ET. 

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