Like a rock star late to the stage,
On the bubble last year, the second-series held its ground amid a hefty roster of freshman duds, on the network. Despite taking a dip in the young-adult demo, the second season was a solid performer, averaging 5.3 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.
The renewal avoids an awkward situation--some of the show's stars--Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio,
"Nashville" wraps its second season on May 14.