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Katharine McPhee: 'Smash' Canceled After Two Seasons

Katharine McPhee: 'Smash' Canceled After Two Seasons

It is official – after a ton of speculation over the past few months, Smash has officially been canceled by NBC following two seasons on the air.

The musical drama, which starred Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, and Debra Messing, started off its second season with drastically low ratings and eventually got moved to Saturday nights.

The series will end with its two musicals within the show, “Bombshell” and “Hit List,” going head to head at the Tony Awards. Make sure to check out the series finale on Sunday, May 26 at 9/8c.

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19 Comments

# 1

Worst news of my night. I loved this show so much. Sure Karen sucked but Ivy’s character was so good. Maybe If they would of just focused on her the show would of gotten renewed.

# 2

not surprised. it was definitely lacking something.

# 3

not suprised, Americans love crap tv… I’ll miss Karen & Derek

# 4

I’ll miss Karen, this girl can sing & dance! wish they focused more on her as she shined on my tv every week! she and Derek had the best chemistry just amazing! I so want a romantic comedy starring Jack Davenport & Katharine McPhee!

# 5

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ARE YOU KIDDING MEE???

# 6

I am so disgusted!! Why do they keep cancelling GREAT shows? UGH!!

# 7

It’s about time. Season 1 was great. But Season 2…. what a disappointment

# 8

The showrunner this season was Josh Safran aka the man who destroyed GG. He should never be hired as a showrunner again.

# 9

Saw this coming after I watched the series premiere last year. The show lacked warmth and other things that I can’t quite describe. It just wasn’t great.

I am so sad, I love that show, Ivy and Karen in my heart forever.

BloodbuzzOhio @ 05/11/2013 at 8:01 am

Well Debra already signed up for another pilot months ago. If that wasn’t a confirmation…

I love this show! It’s one of the few out there I actually think is good…

I’m not surprised at all, this show wasn’t good. I’m actually surprised that it last it two years before its cancellation

why this is a great show not your reg bababa show

Very sorry for the cancellation – loved Megan Hilty she is so talented – can’t believe Glee being on for so long and a mature show like Smash going away – I guess the audience is not so mature!

@Alexandra:

I agree. I tried to get into, because it seemed like a show I liked, but no, I absolutely hated it.

Irene Kennedy @ 05/13/2013 at 10:03 am

I am so disappointed that Smash has been cancelled. I looked forward to it every week. We need more musicals and entertainment shows on TV. ENOUGH REALITY! Please bring it back. How about NOT catering to the 20 year olds who only like violence, sex and zombies?

Irene Kennedy @ 05/13/2013 at 10:04 am

@Whee: How old are you?

This is awful, I love Smash, the complex characters, the twists and most of all THE MUSIC. From the first episode of Season 1 I already became addicted “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera was sung by Karin Cartwright. I think her version is much better than the original. Not to mention “September Sing” which Eileen Rand sings ever so beautifully.

There is no show like this one, no crime and blood. Just music, singing and dancing. Totally Broadway and totally Marilyn. I love the glamour and the glitz but most of all the cast and their characters, they bring so much to the stage/screen.
I will miss it very much but I will buy both seasons (1&2) on dvd.

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