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)
07/11/13 at 10:37pm
I loved the show then I tolerated it but the last few shows were awesome and loved the two hour finale....wish they would give te how another chance
05/11/13 at 04:04pm
Season 1 was great. The musical numbers made the show. Season 2 had to much drama and not enough musical numbers which made the show unique when intertwined with the subplot of the competition for Marilyn. I loved the music and the dance scenes and a look behind what it takes to get a show to the Great White Way. I will miss the show and once again NBC falls to the bottom.
05/09/13 at 01:29pm
Really like the show. It just so different then the same old stuff on tv. I love Karen with Jimmy. I hope it does not get cancelled.
05/07/13 at 07:01pm
I am not surprised only because there is not the musical numbers as in Season 1. I was a huge fan of the first season but when Karen's love did not come to this season it was a disappointment. Although Jeremy Jordan, who is now her love interest, is very talented, he does not have the sex appeal of Raza Jaffrey.
04/30/13 at 11:02pm
I'm sorry to see the show go but this year's plot was just terrible. I'm glad Ivy grew stronger but whew! Kathryn McPhee's acting is bad. She has the same expression on her face all the time. And her new boyfriend - this character is just plain annoying. I didn't get how two guys - nobodies - get such a shot at developing a Broadway play. I was really hoping this show could make it - it was unique in every way. However, this season is just not good. Sorry to see you go!
04/29/13 at 03:44pm
One of the most creative shows... i hated have to wait until mid season and feel like we have only had 1 season to begin with. this show SHOULDN"T be canceled... cant they move it to bravo where all open minded thinking shows go? I didn't understand hit list in the begining, but i TOTALLY understand and derek is a must in my household weekly.
04/28/13 at 10:21pm
Love the show and NBC should give it another chance with a third season. It is getting so much better. Moving it to Saturday night was wrong and I hope the network will
see what a terrific show it is. Please do not cancel it rather get a new show runner or
bring back the original one. Why was she fired anyway? If NBC does not want it maybe
another station will pick it up.
04/05/13 at 08:57am
I totally love this show. However, I believe that they "jumped the shark" with this season. I have loved all the music but the storyline with Karen and Jimmy is just too much. I liked Karen last season because she was vunerable which played to Katherine McPhee's acting (or lack of) ability. This season they try to make her stronger by dating a bad boy and leaving a Broadway show. Sadly, McPhee just isn't strong enough of an actress to pull this off. I will miss Debra Messing as I love her. Also, why have Sean Hayes on the show and not a scene with Debra. STUPID!!!!
03/29/13 at 10:59am
I like the show and even accept all the little problems and quirks with the story development and character flaws. It's unfortunate that the show developers have had so much drama behind the scenes (too many chefs in the kitchen). The show has great potential and just needed to find its voice and audience but as it looks right now it's on its way to cancellation. Frankly this show would have been better with a little more edge, darker and dirtier like the entertainment industry really is. Also the should of placed it on a pay network like HBO or showtime. They try to be edgy with the undertone of drugs, sex, betrayal but it just comes across as fluff. We would have seen at least 6 seasons had they went in that direction. Oh well, I'll take it for what it is and enjoy whatever little time I have left with this Broadway baby :).
03/25/13 at 09:04am
I really loved this show in the first season. I know it was flawed. I know there were ridiculous characters (Ellis needed to go), but it had a lot going for it that I really liked and wanted answers on. Julia's husband was obnoxious and needed to go, yes, but now she just abandons her son entirely? That didn't sit well with me at ALL. Limit his involvement, but don't make her a bad mother. Plus, I actually liked Michael a lot. Maybe I'm alone in that, but I don't think Julia needs a bunch of men thrown at her now. She had plenty, let's actually resolve some of those issues! Also, it is ridiculous that they're pushing this new singer guy on Karen when she and Derrick have such chemistry.
I understand that they wanted to give the show a fresh start, but if you ask me they threw the baby out with the bathwater, and what we're left with is the diluted remains of a once great show. We all get that they hate the previous writer, but they took it too far and at this point, I'm not even upset to see it go. It was already gone to begin with.
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