Time to pen a farewell song: Nashville drops Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples

E. Alex Jung
'Nashville' Renewed for Season 5 on CMT
'Nashville' Renewed for Season 5 on CMT

Luke and Layla have sung their last ballad. TVLine reports that series regulars Will Chase, who plays Luke, and Aubrey Peeples, who plays Layla, have been cut from the regular lineup as Nashville moves to CMT. The cuts aren't that much of a surprise regardless of the network move: Luke has had little to do after his relationship with Rayna James ended, mostly devoting himself to being a good ally to gay country star Will Lexington. The same goes for Layla, whose role as spoiler to a Juliette-Avery relationship has mostly played out. It's possible they could return in guest stints, but don't pine for them, because they're already gone.

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