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EXCLUSIVE: 'Nashville' Star Clare Bowen on Possible Revival: 'It's Really Encouraging'

by Philiana Ng 10:03 PM PDT, June 08, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'Nashville' Star Clare Bowen on Possible Revival: 'It's Really Encouraging'

Will Nashville come back from the dead? One of its stars is excited about the prospect.

“I’ve been seeing all sorts of things flying around and it’s really encouraging,” Clare Bowen told ET’s Sophie Schillaci on the CMT Music Awards red carpet on Wednesday. “I don’t know more than you do, but I’m really excited for whatever happens.”

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CMT is in talks to revive the country music drama, which was canceled in May after four seasons on ABC, though nothing official has been announced.

“We live here now, so whichever way we go, Scarlett started here,” the 32-year-old singer-actress said, referencing her fiance Brandon Robert Young and pointing to her heart. “We’re still going to be at the Grand [Ole] Opry if they’ll have us.”

Bowen expressed enthusiasm for a potential Nashville revival on a network like CMT.

“Oh yeah. I mean, it’s a wonderful show. As long as it represents Nashville, the city, as what it actually is, that’s the most important thing. That it’s not just a television show,” she said. “This is a place where country music history was born, so it’s important.”

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Nashville ended its run on ABC with a series finale cliffhanger, when it appeared one of its main characters, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), may have perished in a fatal plane crash.

Following the episode, Lionsgate TV -- the studio behind Nashville -- reassured fans looking for answers that there was more to come, writing, "What a cliffhanger! But we won’t leave you hanging. There's more story to be told. #BringBackNashville."

News of Nashville’s cancellation came on the same day Panettiere revealed she was still struggling with postpartum depression and would be taking time to “reflect holistically” on her well-being.

“She probably just needed more help,” a source told ET. “And her heart wasn’t in it to focus on the show.”

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