Nashville Spoilers Season 5

Nashville Season 5: Luke Who's Back!

His days as a series regular may be over, but Will Chase‘s presence will be felt — and seen, apparently — when Nashville premieres on CMT in 2017.

Chris Carmack on Sunday tweeted a behind-the-scenes look at Season 5, revealing that we haven’t heard the last of Rayna’s ex-fiancé Luke Wheeler:

And Chase, now a series regular on ABC’s midseason drama Time After Time, clearly shares in Carmack’s excitement:

The guys’ working relationship hasn’t always been a smooth one — remember when Luke wanted to drop Will from his label? — but it seems the two have worked out their differences, so much so that Will is now opening up for Luke in concert.

Nashville‘s fifth season kicks off with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9/8c on CMT.

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