Nashville fans have a reason to cheer. ABC has just ordered a full season of the freshman country series.
The Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere drama has received a pickup for nine more hours. The Tuesday night series joins ABC’s freshman aliens-next-door comedy The Neighbors in getting an extension into spring. ABC also ordered three more scripts each for Friday comedies Malibu Country and Last Man Standing, which have performed solidly in their block the past couple weeks.
No word yet on fellow freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Nashville has performed a bit better than either of them, though industry buzz has speculated that one of them (likely Last Resort) would receive an order for more episodes. ABC points out that Nashville attracts an upscale audience, pulling 30 percent higher ratings among Adults 18-49 in homes with at least $100,000 in annual income to make it the “top indexing” new broadcast drama.