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Nashville: See the First Season 5 Trailer — And How You Can Watch the Premiere Early

What happened to Juliette's plane?

Liz Raftery

The first official trailer for NashvilleSeason 5 is here, and fans can rest assured that the show isn't going to tone down the drama with its move to CMT.

In addition, CMT is offering fans a holiday treat: The network has announced plans to broadcast the first hour of the Season 5 premiere on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c, three whole weeks before the full two-hour premiere airs on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c. (The sneak peek of the premiere, as with all new Nashville episodes, will be available on Hulu the day after it airs on CMT.)

When the season kicks off, Rayna (Connie Britton) is experiencing financial troubles at Highway 65, and her frustrations are boiling over into her home life with Deacon (Charles Esten). Elsewhere, Juliette's (Hayden Panettiere) road to recovery after her plane crash has a ripple effect throughout the Nashville music community and causes Rayna to reevaluate her own life.

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The two-minute trailer includes a ton of juicy tidbits, including our first glimpse at Maddie's (Lennon Stella) new love interest, Clay (Joseph David-Jones); the struggles Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) will face as they try to balance their personal and professional relationship; Will (Chris Carmack) coming across what looks to be a very flirtatious salesman; and footage of the harrowing final moments before Juliette's plane goes down.

Check it out to get an idea of what's ahead for our favorite Music City residents.

Nashville's sneak-peek Season 5 premiere will air Thursday, Dec. 15 at 9/8c on CMT. The full two-hour Season 5 premiere will air Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c. Episodes will be available on Hulu the day after they air.

Connie Britton, Charles Esten, Nashville