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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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  • Enrique

    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.

  • sdf

    not surprised. it was definitely lacking something.

  • Lily

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

  • mart

    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!

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  • Tina

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

  • Karen

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

  • Amy

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

  • KissThis

    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.

  • http://k_mysechka Marina

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

  • BloodbuzzOhio

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

  • http://@Jelizbaker JC

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

  • Alexandra

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

  • randy

    why this is a great show not your reg bababa show

  • lorna

    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!

  • Whee


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

  • Irene Kennedy

    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

    @Whee: How old are you?

  • Amelia Bitchezz

    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.