Those who took in the first season of NBC's midseason musical drama 'Smash' know that it's inaugural run felt far from perfect, many critics maligning the presence of certain characters who contributed nothing to the series and only meddled in the affairs of an otherwise-solid storyline. We've already seen that 'Smash' will add three new series regulars next season and change show-runners, so who's getting the boot?
The first season of NBC's buzz-worthy hit 'Smash' may have come and gone, leaving most rather miffed about the possibility of a second season, though with new show-runner Josh Safran ('Gossip Girl') in place, "Bombshell" might just be ripe for the shakeup we all need. And what better way to shake things up by bringing in one one, but three new cast members?
The future of NBC's current star-maker 'Smash' hadn't been in doubt, given the solid ratings and buzz for the musical series, and even the departure of show-runner Theresa Rebeck the very day its season 2 renewal was announced didn't pull any plugs. So with Rebeck out, who's been tapped to headline the 'Smash'ing attempt to chronicle development on a Marilyn Monroe musical?
Whether or not music fans have acclimated to NBC's relative, if uneven hit 'Smash,' the Marilyn Monroe musical-maker will stick around for at least fifteen more episodes next year. However, at least one critical voice behind the series will be making a final curtain call before the next season. But who?