Update 2: His Tweet might have been deleted, but its promise of “good news” came to fruition. “Nashville” was renewed for season 3.
Update: The “Nashville” saga continues. Chris Carmack’s Tweet revealing he had some “good news about #Nashville season 3″ has been deleted from his feed.
While ABC has yet to formally comment on the status of its musical soap “Nashville,” a cast member strongly implied the show will be renewed for a third season.
“Alright #Nashies good work!!! Just got some good news about #Nashville season 3,” Tweeted Chris Carmack, who plays Will Lexington on the ABC series.
Assuming Carmack is not hoping for his own show’s cancellation, it is hard to imagine the “good news” referring to anything other than an impending renewal.
Conspicuously omitted from ABC’s slew of renewal and cancellation announcements, “Nashville” entered Friday evening without a clear portrait of its fate.
An afternoon story on Deadline.com blamed financial issues for the delay. After first citing a snag over the planned episode count–ABC wanted to book thirteen more episodes, but producers did not feel a shortened season was cost feasible–Deadline later uncovered an an issue with the show’s tax credit from the Tennessee government.
Effectively confirming that the episode count was a sticking point, cast member Aubrey Peeples Tweeted, “Dear beloved #Nashies speak out to @ABCNetwork for #NashvilleRenew22 for #Nashville help us get a full 22 episode order!!!!!!”