The once-promising NBC drama “Smash”, about a cast of Broadway actors and dancers, has officially been canceled by the network.
The show was much-hyped before its first season and brought in almost 12 million viewers, a staggering amount for a musical drama. But after a nine-month hiatus, the show just couldn’t hold onto its viewers. The numbers dropped to 4.5 million for the second season and ratings plummeted, sending the network bosses into a frenzy.
The show, which stars “American Idol” alum Katharine McPhee and Anjelica Huston, will finish out the second season on Saturday nights.
— Francesca PalmerHawk (@francescapalmer) May 13, 2013
Feel so sad that Smash has been canceled. I got to be on Broadway every week w/ an authentic singing cast. I hope Kat McPhee finds something
— Laurie Crosswell (@LaurieCrosswell) May 13, 2013
— Bria Rae (@bria_rae4) May 11, 2013
I’m sad to see SMASH canceled. I made a lot of jokes, but it was truly wonderful to have Broadway showcased weekly on a national platform.
— AnnoyingActorFriend (@Actor_Friend) May 11, 2013
Near-certainty Smash will be canceled after season 2 finale airing Sun,May 26th. I’d like to see Bombshell staged for real
— Jonathan Mandell (@NewYorkTheater) April 25, 2013
— Sharon Broadie (@SBroadie) April 25, 2013
Sad to see Smash may be canceled. Yes, the show has problems but got to admit I like watching a show about NY theatre people- a rare breed.
— Maureen Van Zandt (@MVZaGoGo) March 27, 2013
— Ashley MD (@MichyRox15) March 27, 2013