'Smash' Renewed for Season 2; Musical Theater Fans Break Into Song
Form a chorus line and show us your jazz hands, "Smash" is coming back for a second season!
Musical theater fans will be happy to know that NBC has renewed "Smash" to come back in the Fall with an order of new episodes. How many episodes that order is exactly isn't confirmed yet, but chances are pretty good it will be more than the current run.
"Smash" has been performing relatively well in its 10pm Monday time slot as compared to past shows that took that slot: the musical series is averaging about 7.7 million total viewers with a rating around 2.6 in the demo. By NBC's standards, that's pretty good.
The show has enjoyed a bump from its lead-in, "The Voice," which took some momentum from its post-Super Bowl airing and carried it through to the rest of the series.
"Smash," which stars former "American Idol" contestant Katharine McPhee and Broadway actress Megan Hilty, centers on the cast and crew of a new musical being written about Marilyn Monroe and the interpersonal drama that arises while doing a show. The show drew comparisons to "Glee" before it aired, as it employs musical numbers and does some pop covers mixed with original songs.
The word from producer and creator Theresa Rebeck is that the second season will follow the Marilyn musical as it hits Broadway and show us how it fares with audiences and critics. Past that, it is possible that "Smash" might start having its characters make a whole new musical.
Have you been watching "Smash?" Are you happy to see it renewed?