10 Shows Like ‘Nashville’ So You Can Stop Repeat Bingeing

If you’re like us, you spent a good portion of the years 2012 to 2018 watching the CW’s hit series, Nashville.

The country show follows music superstar Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) as her popularity begins to fade. She must find a way to reinvent herself before up-and-coming Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) takes over the country music scene.

Since the show’s finale, we’re not ashamed to admit we’ve rewatched the series a handful of times. But it's just about that time to move on to some new content. Read on for ten shows like Nashville.

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1. Monarch

  • Cast: Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins, Anna Friel

The series focuses on the King of Country Music, Albie Roman, and the Queen of Country Music, Dottie Cantrell Roman. While they look like a mega success story, their entire empire is built on a lie.


2. Smash

  • Cast: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee

Only lasting two seasons, Smash follows Julia and Tom’s opportunity to create another Broadway hit. This time, it's based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. However, with more drama unfolding behind the scenes, making it to opening night is no easy feat.


3. Greenleaf

  • Cast: Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Desiree Ross

Not only do the Greenleaf family run a successful megachurch in Memphis, but they’re also not as innocent as they seem.

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4. Friday Night Lights

  • Cast: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford

The series takes place in Dillon, Texas, where high school football reigns supreme. Coach Eric Taylor guides the players through pressure-filled seasons while dealing with family values, brotherhood and tumultuous relationships.

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5. Empire

  • Cast: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray

As Hip-hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon is forced to face reality when a medical diagnosis reveals he will become incapacitated. Now, he must choose a successor among his children while simultaneously dealing with the turmoil from his previous marriage.

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6. Soundtrack

  • Cast: Paul James, Callie Hernandez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

It follows an eclectic group of musicians living in Los Angeles. Through a series of flashbacks (and musical numbers), the show details how each person found their way to each other.


7. Revenge

  • Cast: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

An emotionally troubled young woman named Emily moves to a neighborhood in the Hamptons. However, her malicious intentions come to light as she sets out to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father when her family lived there years ago.

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8. Virgin River

  • Cast: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson

The show follows Melinda “Mel” Monroe, a midwife and nurse practitioner, who moves to a remote California town for a fresh start. Although she tries to leave her painful memories behind, she soon learns that her past secrets can only stay buried for so long.

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9. One Tree Hill

  • Cast: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

Set in the small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott alternate between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in their own personal relationships.


10. Glee

  • Cast: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

Headed by an ambitious teacher, the New Directions at William McKinley High School use the singing group to not only express themselves but to escape the sometimes harsh realities of their lives.