March 22, 2012

NBC has renewed its freshman drama Smash for a second season. The pick-up comes just seven episodes into the show's run, which has seen it earn impressive ratings in its 10:00pm Monday time slot. So far Smash has been averaging a 2.6 in the adults 18-49 demographic, making it the struggling network's highest-rated scripted series.

Eight episodes remain in Season One of Smash, which is set to run every Monday uninterrupted until its season finale on May 14, 2012.

UPDATE: Season 2 of Smash returns on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:00pm with a 2-hour episode.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)