When it was first announced that Nashville would be returning for a 5th season, fans were ecstatic. It was announced that the show would air on CMT in the US and then the W Network in Canada. Amongst all the excitement there was some concern that one of the shows stars would not be returning for the long haul. Rumours began circulating that Connie Britton would be leaving the show and when asked about it, her vague answer did nothing to ease those concerns. Connie appeared on Ellen and confirmed that she will be not be going anywhere, stating “I’m in it. I’m in. I’m in for the duration and we’re about to start a new season”.