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ABC renews 'Nashville' for a third season
ABC renews 'Nashville' for a third season

Like a rock star late to the stage, ABC has kept the suspense going on the fate of its country music-themed soap "Nashville"--until at long last announcing its renewal late Friday...on Twitter. ABC Co-President Ben Sherwood announced the renewal of the Connie Britton-Hayden Panettiere drama on his Twitter account. 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,...