“Nashville” fans will have to wait even longer to see how the ABC drama handles that shocking death. The show will not air a new episode on Wednesday.
The 49th annual Country Music Association Awards bumped the country music drama out of its regular timeslot. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the event live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and the CMA Awards will air from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST on ABC.
If you’re missing your weekly dose of “Nashville” stars you might be able to catch a few on the red carpet. Also, Aubrey Peeples, who plays Layla, will be cohosting JCPenney’s Red Carpet Lounge on the ABC app. She’ll be interviewing country music stars starting at 6 p.m. EST.
“Nashville” Season 3 will return on Nov. 11 with a scandalous episode. After Jeff (Oliver Hudson) accidentally fell off a roof in episode 6, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) will avoid the truth. She’ll claim that she was in her room the whole night, but someone might reveal that she was indeed on the roof with her manager before his death.
Meanwhile, Rayna (Connie Britton) will be concerned about Deacon’s (Charles Esten) latest business opportunity. The recovering alcoholic wants to buy his friend’s bar, and Rayna will worry that Deacon is facing too much temptation.
Watch the trailer for “Nashville” Season 3, episode 7 below:
Although a one-week hiatus isn’t much, fans will have to hope it doesn’t affect the ratings. While “Nashville” averaged 5.1 million viewers throughout Season 3, the drama has only averaged 4.5 million viewers in Season 4, according to TV Series Finale. Ratings have been slowly dropping nearly every episode, which isn’t good news. However, “Nashville” is always considered “on the bubble,” meaning their future is never guaranteed, so audiences probably shouldn’t worry yet.
“Nashville” Season 4, episode 7 airs Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. EST.