‘Nashville’ Season 5 Air Date, Cast, News & Update: Special Premiere To Happen On Dec 15! Juliet Survives Plane Trouble? Plot Details

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated Dec 08, 2016 07:08 PM EST

"Nashville" Season 5 air date is officially set this coming January 5, 2017. However, fans of the series are in for a delightful treat this month as there will be a "Nashville" Season 5 premiere special to air this coming December 15, 2016, two weeks ahead of schedule.

'Nashville' Season 5 Cast - New Character To Be Introduced

In the released "Nashville" Season 5 trailer, fans can expect a new character to be on board, reports The Boot. The character's name is Clay and is speculated to enter into some kind of relationship with Maddie.

'Nashville' Season 5 Spoilers - Will Juliette Barnes Survive The Plane Troubles In Season 4's Cliffhanger?

One of the questions fans had to struggle with due to the previous season's cliffhanger ending was the uncertainty of Juliette Barnes survival when her plane suffered some emergency while on air. Of course, fans are interested to know if the coming "Nashville" Season 5 air date will be seeing a Juliette that is alive and well or if she is really gone for good. Fans be warned, spoilers ahead in the next paragraph.

It is now confirmed that Juliette will indeed survive that plane emergency as revealed by showrunners Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. However, her survival may not be immediately known to Avery when the "Nashville" Season 5 premiere date arrives.

'Nashville' Season 5 Made Possible By Fans

Meanwhile, stars of the musical drama series thanked fans for saving the show, paving the way for a "Nashville" Season 5 release, reports TV Series Finale. Previously, ABC announced cancellation of the show's fifth season sparking a massive fans-initiated campaign to save the series.

And it worked. CMT decided to air "Nashville" Season 5, a move that is made possible due to the overwhelming fan support. Star Connie Britton expressed her heartfelt thanks for the support vowing to give the fifth season their best.

"Nashville" Season 5 release date is slated this January 5, 2017. However, a special two-hour "Nashville" Season 5 premiere will be aired this December 15th, before the regular weekly airing resumes on January.


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