“Smash” fans listen up. According to Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday, the Broadway-driven NBC show has been shoved over to Saturday nights and it is predicted that it will stay there for the rest of its living days.
The show hasn’t been canceled but NBC reportedly allotted 17 episodes for its second season and that may be all she wrote.
Haven’t the Gleeks been watching? Perhaps the cast is a little too old compared to “Glee,” but you would think that there would be a more faithful following for this type of show.
Jennifer Hudson even jumped in for a little bit this season. You think that would have been good for some decent ratings but surprisingly it wasn't enough.
Perhaps it’s the sophomore season’s all-over-the-place storyline that is causing the major dip in ratings and viewership. Suspense is great but major characters seem to have an on-again-off-again relationship with the centerpiece of the show: “Bombshell,” a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. Fans don’t know who is going to be the director or even the star of the faux musical from week to week so it’s no wonder people have lost interest in the show.
It would be nice if the writers could rewrite the rest of this season’s episodes to rekindle the magic and resuscitate it before the network puts the nail in the coffin. Fans should enjoy every second of this season just in case they pull the plug for good.
Diehards will be able to watch “Smash” on NBC Saturday nights beginning April 6.