After some gnashing of the teeth, it appears Nashville will continue to be filmed in Nashville thanks to an $8 million incentive package that includes $500,000 from Ryman Hospitality Properties. Chris Bundgaard at News2 has a breakdown of the numbers, which amount to two-thirds of what the ABC series received during its first two seasons.
After much apparent number-crunching, executives at ABC late last week decided to grant 'Nashville' a third season on the network. The Lionsgate/ABC Studios show will get a full 22-episode run but the big question now is whether those episodes will actually be filmed in Nashville. Nellie Andreeva at Deadline says the producers are holding out for state incentives "at a proper level."
T Bone Burnett will not return as executive music producer for the second season of ABC drama Nashville, with Buddy Miller to replace him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Miller worked with Burnett during the recently concluded season one. Burnett is married to Nashville creator Callie Khouri also produced and co-produced songs featured on the show. Jessica Nicholson and MusicRow.com have more here.