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EXCLUSIVE: Connie Britton Credits 'Nashville' Fans for Bringing Show Back, Says 'Of Course' She'll Return

by Philiana Ng 9:09 PM PDT, June 10, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Connie Britton Credits 'Nashville' Fans for Bringing Show Back, Says 'Of Course' She'll Return

Connie Britton is looking forward to the return of Nashville just as much as you are!

CMT officially announced Friday morning that it was bringing back the country music drama for a fifth season, weeks after ABC canceled the show. ET caught up with Britton on Friday during a Friday Night Lights reunion event at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas to get the scoop on Nashville's resurrection.

"I don't know anything! Literally, I found out today like everybody else," the 49-year-old actress told ET. "I have no information to tell you!"

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Even though Britton was as in the dark about what CMT's revival will look like, she credited the loyal fans for keeping the campaign alive.

"Look, that was an example of fans being really enthusiastic and we really owe that all to the fans," Britton said. "The same [happened] with Friday Night Lights and Nashville is experiencing the same good fortune."

It's still unclear which cast members will return to Nashville on CMT, but Britton hinted that she'll be back as Rayna Jaymes.

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"Of course, of course!" Britton said.

Earlier this week, Britton's Nashville co-star Clare Bowen was equally enthusiastic about the show's revival.

"I don't know more than you do, but I'm really excited for whatever happens," the actress told ET on the CMT Music Awards red carpet in Nashville.

Reporting by Leanne Aguilera. 

To hear more from Bowen, watch ET's exclusive interview below.

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