Smash: NBC Drama Officially Cancelled Now

Smash canceled by NBCNBC has confirmed that their musical drama Smash has been officially cancelled. There won’t be a third season.

The news certainly doesn’t come as a surprise. Everyone but the most optimistic viewers assumed that the series was already done.

Smash premiered very well last season when it followed The Voice. Despite the strong lead-in, the ratings declined as the first season wore on.

NBC renewed it anyway with an order for 18 installments. They no doubt regretted that move when season two debuted to poor numbers. The ratings got worse and they chose to burn off the remaining episodes on Saturday nights, rather than simply pull the show off the air.

The last two episodes of Smash are scheduled to air on Sunday, May 26th. Hopefully the producers saw the writing on the wall soon enough and wrapped up the ongoing storylines.

What do you think? Did you like Smash? Are you sorry that the series was cancelled?

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  1. says

    I didn’t seven know about the series until it came on to Amazon Prime. Now I am crushed as I see it wasn’t renewed for a 3rd season. It was so enjoyable and I couldn’t stop watching the episodes one after another on Amazon. I guess I will have to start season 1 again!

  2. says

    I really loved this show. I looked forward to every episode. The casting, the production and the music were all wonderful. I still have every episode taped. I can’t believe it got cancelled. Seriously … with all the reality crap on TV today? I know reality TV is really cheap to create, and unfortunately people settle for poor quality everything more and more now-a-days. I believe technology has so damaged our attention spans and need for quality, every thing is about making fast money and speed. It is sad that you can pay $200 for a ticket to a Broadway play…and who is in the pit where the band used to be? No one… it is canned music. How do talented musicians earn a living? Finally a show with some real entertainment and talent comes along … only to be cancelled. I give up!

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