The low-rated drama will make the move starting April 6.
March 13, 2013
NBC announced a scheduling shuffle today, making mostly minor changes to its line-up with one notable exception. The network is moving sophomore drama Smash to Saturdays effective April 6, 2013. The musical series has struggled in the ratings since returning for its second season last month, and today's news all but ensures that this season will be its last.
On a positive note, NBC has confirmed that it will air Season 2 of Smash in its entirety, allowing the rest of its 17 episodes to air in its new Saturday 9:00pm time slot.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)
03/22/13 at 12:27pm
Loved the first season but this season has gone off the boil. I dont understand what the 2 young songwriter guys have to do with it at all! lets see more about Bombshell and getting it off of the ground and less rambleing around! or it wont survive I also think it would have done better being shown during the fall season than being shown now.
03/21/13 at 03:48pm
This was a great show during its first season. The lack of Julia's husband and son (who really were annoying and unnecessary characters), seems to mean that it would be an even better show this season. But, now the show just lacks focus. All they've done is bring in guest stars. Boring! Get back to Bombshell. Oh well. I guess it was nice while it lasted.
03/20/13 at 08:35pm
Too many sub plots this season, too many characters hardly any focus on Bombshell. We wanted it to begin where it left us; exhilarated with stunning performances. Instead we got a new writer no connections to last seasons situations,e.g. Was Julia pregnant? And a confused theatrical mess to follow. This show was wonderful and they killed it.
03/17/13 at 11:06pm
The fat lady is getting ready to sing. The high and mighty mucky mucks smoking crack, that control the show have lived up to their reputation and destroyed it. Matter of time now before it is canceled.
03/15/13 at 06:27pm
Not starting the 2nd season in the fall with the rest of the schedule sort of devalued the show plus too much time went by. Interest slipped away. When it does come back, it doesn't seem to resemble the original show, always a problem when the marketing department starts calling the creative shots.
03/15/13 at 12:09pm
Nobody loves Kat McPhee more than I do, but I think the writing is on the wall for this show. It's going to be cancelled. As much as people love Broadway and Glee I don't know why this show was such a flop. Oh well. Best of luck to the cast on their next projects.
03/15/13 at 09:37am
I have loved this show from the beginning... who couldn't? THere may be some tone-deaf people out there who can't appreciate Karen's pipes... or unimaginative people who can't grasp character developement or the twists in plot, but I for one look foreward to rewinding every time I miss a line and getting lost in the show for as long as it survives!
03/15/13 at 02:46am
Well, it was fun while it lasted. I agree this second season has just gotten worse, especially with the addition of the annoying, immature song writer and Karen's idiotic attraction to him. Loved the first season though.
03/14/13 at 05:23pm
Unfortunately, a move to Saturdays is the kiss of death. Just somewhere to place the remaining episodes before it's canceled. That's what happened to "The Firm".
03/14/13 at 03:27pm
I am really on the fence with this one. I loved the first season but am a bit disappointed with the second. I believe that it will get better it is only a matter of time.
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