‘Smash’ Series Finale Moves to Sunday May 26
No one was exactly surprised when NBC's controversial Broadway drama 'Smash' made the leap to Saturday nights, effectively shelving the series as its second season continued to tank in the ratings. Now, however, it seems NBC has granted the upcoming 'Smash' season 2 finale a spotlight on Sunday night, but will it prove to be the series finale after all?
'Smash' fans were optimistic the season 2 rearrangement would provide just the shot in the arm the struggling drama needed, though the series has continued to struggle both critically and commercially, most recently being banished to the wasteland of Saturday night TV. NBC has granted a small reprieve to the series, however, moving its two-hour season finale "The Tonys" to Sunday May 26. We'll probably be busy with the new 'Arrested Development,' among other things.
NBC wouldn't conclusively identify the 'Smash' season 2 finale as a series finale per say, but low premiere numbers of 4.5 million total viewers, combined with steady decline all but assures 'Smash' will finally pull the curtain on May 26. If nothing else, showrunner Josh Safran promised of the finale that several season 1 regulars would return, and there would be plenty of pregnancy, police and principle cast drama to end on a high note.
What say you? Do you think NBC will pull the plug on 'Smash' with its May 26 finale, or does the Broadway baby have an outside shot at season 3?