CMT to End 'Party Down South' After Season Five

CMT will end its most-watched series Party Down South after its fifth season which launches later this month, the network said Thursday (Jan. 7).

The series, which follows the exploits of adults hanging together in the south for the summer, will debut its fifth season Jan. 28, according to network officials.

Party Down South anchors our burgeoning Thursday night original programming block, attracting younger viewers and paving the way for shows like I Love Kellie Pickler,” said Brian Philips, president of CMT. “We owe it to the fans and the cast to end on a high note. We are grateful to everyone who made CMT’s Thirsty Thursdays a phenomenon.”

CMT said it will offer a marathon of Party Down South's 10-episosde season four beginning Jan. 23.

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