At least there’s a silver lining. Fans will have an opportunity to see how the second season of Smash plays out. NBC promised to air all 17 episodes they’ve ordered. Bad news, the musical show is pretty much canceled. Though NBC didn’t officially axe the show, displacing it to a new night pretty much puts the nail in the coffin.
The ratings are so bad, the peacock network isn’t even putting it on Friday nights, but rather Saturday. If Fridays are where shows go to die, Saturdays is where they go to get cremated. Not even the addition of Jennifer Hudson and Sean Hayes or the removal of Debra Messing’s scarves could save the show. Katharine McPhee and company better brush up their auditioning skills.
Hopefully, the writers provide a satisfying ending to the handful of people still watching Smash. The relocation won’t take place until April 6 which allows it to take advantage of a strong lead-in from The Voice which premieres on March 25. The Broadway-themed show isn’t the only change to the schedule. Check out other tweaks NBC made below.
When Smash leaves, taking its Tuesday spot is the reality show Ready For Love. The dating series is executive produced by Eva Longoria. As much as I love Longoria, why NBC didn’t time Smash’s premiere to The Voice boggles me. They should’ve aired this Bachelor knock off now instead of pairing it with The Voice. Don’t you agree? Here are the other changes announced by the network.
Will you follow Smash to Saturday nights? Thank God for digital recording devices. I like the show, but there is no way I’m staying home on a Saturday night to watch it. Are you bummed that Smash most likely won’t see a Season 3? Sound off below.