And the house cleaning continues at NBC! Just hours after announcing the cancellation of 'Go On' and a number of NBC series, along with a surprising renewal for 'Community' NBC has officially bid adieu to struggling musical drama 'Smash,' as well as Ryan Murphy's freshman dramedy 'The New Normal.' Find out what else is kaput at NBC inside!
Even the most casual of 'Smash' viewers knows that what started as a promising Broadway musical drama quickly devolved into the target of critical angst, leading to a complete creative shakeup in season 2 and the replacement of show-runner Theresa Rebeck with 'Gossip Girl' helmer Josh Safran. Now, as the series lies on the verge of cancellation, Rebeck had some rather harsh words for the direction 'Smash' has taken in season 2, and her own involvement in the debacle.
No one was exactly surprised when NBC's controversial Broadway drama 'Smash' made the leap to Saturday nights, effectively shelving the series as its second season continued to tank in the ratings. Now, however, it seems NBC has granted the upcoming 'Smash' season 2 finale a spotlight on Sunday night, but will it prove to be the series finale after all?
It was of very little surprise that 'Smash' season 2, for all its creative changes and efforts to address criticisms of the first season, was recently relegated to NBC Saturdays, presumably to air its final episodes and accept a quiet cancellation. Much of NBC's midseason lineup has continued to flounder, but what do the 'Smash' producers themselves have to say of the change? Will the upcoming finale prove to be the series-ender after all?
Despite its surprise nomination for the 2013 Golden Globes last night, 'Smash' didn't manage to take home the gold for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical. Regardless of any awards, the hotly anticipated second season of NBC's musical drama is set to make its two-hour second season debut on February 5, but why wait that long? Would you like to see the 'Smash' season 2 premiere right now?
While NBC is preparing for the February 5 premiere of 'Smash' season 2, which, by the way, you can watch early online, season 1 of the Broadway-singing series hit DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 8. To get you into the musical spirit, we're giving away five DVD copies of the first season! Click ahead to find out how to enter the contest.
NBC's buzzy musical drama 'Smash' will have quite a few critics to face in its second season, after a first season eagerly anticipated by viewers became quickly marred by absurd plot twists, and a number of poorly-received characters. Now, with the series having undergone something of a renaissance with a modified cast and a slew of celebrity guest stars, the network has released a super-sized trailer in advance of the February 5 debut, so how would you like a first look? Are you ready to get 'Smash'ed again?
Is Liza Minnelli embarking on a comeback tour? Sure, plenty of theatre geeks would argue that she never left, but between recent returns to the 'Arrested Development' reunion and an upcoming guest spot on the second season of NBC's hit musical drama 'Smash,' we have to wonder. The legendary singer and daughter of Hollywood icon Judy Garland will make an appearance in the new season, laying who else but herself, but what could Liza Minnelli bring to the characters of 'Smash?'
Just minutes ago we heard the glorious news that 'Community' would finally get its long-awaited return on Thursday, February 7, taking over for '30 Rock' after its final season run. But what else of NBC's mid-season line-up? What new series will premiere, and when will returning favorites like 'Smash' or 'Revolution' pick up again? Head inside for all the details on NBC's initial 2013 line-up, or you'll be left out!
Many eyes will be on the second season of NBC's oft-debated musical drama 'Smash,' not only for the immense cavalcage of guest stars lined up for the second season, but also to see if the series manages to overcome many of the criticisms hurdled at the first season. Certainly, 'Smash' season 2 isn't at a loss for musical talent, the latest addition being former 'Rent' star and originator Daphne Rubin-Vega, but what about her appearance will inevitably disappoint fans?