NBC 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?