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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Smash Officially Canceled

Filed under: Movie and Entertainment — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 00:25

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On May 10th, NBC announced to the cast and crew of the Broadway musical series SMASH that the show would be coming to and end this season. Despite the show being of incredible quality and a favorite among theater aficionados, the show failed to garner solid ratings after two seasons. The final episode that will air on May 26th will serve as the series finale. SMASH was produced by mega Hollywood shakers and movers, including Steven Spielberg. The first season, the show was under the writing of runner Teresa Rebeck, an established Broadway playwright. But when audiences couldn’t connect with some of the major characters, NBC brought in an all-new creative team for season 2 and brought in a star-filled guest cast, including Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson and stage and screen star Jeremy Jordan. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to make SMASH popular. The show continued to hemorrhage viewers and was eventually moved to a dreary Saturday time slot, where it continued to struggle. SMASH stars Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, and Christian Borle and airs on NBC at 8:00pm on Saturdays. So long SMASH, you will be deeply missed.

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