Nashville fans recently learned that the series, which stars Connie Britton, wouldn't be returning for a fifth season. While on Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday, she talked about how she felt in the aftermath of the network's decision to cancel, calling it bittersweet.
"I'll talk to my Nashville friends, and they're all devastated," said Britton, who lived in Nashville about 10 months out of a year during filming. " It's a real bummer also for the town too. I'm going to miss those people so much. I'm so upset, then I talk to my friends in L.A., and they're like, 'We're so happy you're coming home.' So I'm just like, I don't know what I feel!"
She's been raising her son, who she adopted from Ethiopia in 2011, in the city. "He's 5, and we've been doing the show there for four years, so it's a big deal. It's over. The end of an era. I think he's going to just ditch me now because he's like, 'I'm staying in Nashville now. These people are cool. I'm learning how to play the drums. See you later.'"
As for the show, (as well as the recently ended Castle), ABC president Channing Dungey told press, "At the end of the day, it didn't feel that — even though Castle and Nashville were wonderful shows for us and good performers for a long time — that the future for us did not necessarily lie in those shows."