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SMASH to Air on Ovation Beginning 7/19!
by Caryn Robbins - June 27, 2013

After recently announcing over 200 hours of original programming, Ovation, America's only arts network, has additionally acquired all episodes of critically acclaimed series SMASH from NBCUniversal Cable & New Media.
Joshua Safran Reveals What Would Have Been for SMASH Season 3!
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2013

In an interview with, executive producer Joshua Safran, who replaced the series creator Theresa Rebeck, reveals what he had planned for the series if it had the opportunity to return this fall.
SMASH's Katharine McPhee to Star in Thriller DEPRAVITY?
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

According to, SMASH's Katharine McPhee will be starring in the upcoming thriller Depravity, directed by Paul Tamasy with a script by Dennis Lehane.
Ratings Up for SMASH Series Finale
by Caryn Robbins - May 28, 2013

Sunday's series finale of SMASH scored a 0.5 in the Adults 18-49 demographic, an increase of 25 percent from a 0.4 for its most recent episode on May 11. Overall the episode delivered 2.43 million viewers.
TV: Miss the Final Episodes of SMASH? Watch 'Em Here!
by Robert Diamond - May 27, 2013

On May 26, SMASH aired its farewell episodes on NBC and if you missed last night's big finish -- we've got both episodes right here featuring the Tony nominations and the awards themselves.
Marc Shaiman Sets the Record Straight on All Things SMASH
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

NBC lowers the curtain on SMASH with the series finale tonight, May 26. In anticipation of the show's closing night, Executive Producer Marc Shaiman wrote an in-depth send-off titled 'Goodbye, Norma Jean,' detailing what worked and what didn't throughout the series' two-season history.
BWW Flashback: SMASH Wraps 2-Season Run on NBC Tonight
by Tyler Peterson - May 26, 2013

Earlier this month, it was announced that NBC was lowering the curtain on SMASH, and despite winning E!'s Save One Show poll, the show must close. In anticipation of the series' finale tonight, May 26 on NBC, BroadwayWorld brings you a flashback of SMASH's high (and low) notes!
POLL: Which SMASH Show Should Win the Tony on the Series Finale?
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

New Poll - Which SMASH show would you like to see win the Tony on the Series Finale?
Megan Hilty Reacts to SMASH Cancellation
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2013

In an interview with The Huffington Post, SMASH star Megan Hilty reacted to the news that her musical NBC drama had been canceled by the network.
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SMASH Goes to 'The Tonys' in 2-Hour Series Finale!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2013

In the SMASH two-hour series finale on May 26th on NBC, 'The Nominations' and 'The Tonys', it's a crucial moment for both shows as Tony nominations loom, but keeping your eye on the prize can be hard. Click below to watch the promo!
Katharine McPhee Reacts to SMASH Cancellation - 'This Show Was a Huge Gift'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

On May 9, just before NBC announced SMASH's cancellation, the series' star Katharine McPhee talked to The Hollywood Reporter about what the experience has meant to her, saying 'this show was a huge gift.'
Breaking News: NBC Cancels SMASH, Starring Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Katharine McPhee and More, After Just 2 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has officially dropped SMASH after two seasons. The series moved to Saturdays this March, and the show's wide fanbase was unable to boost the numbers. SMASH finishes averaging around 3 million total viewers.
SMASH Hits Four-Week Ratings High!
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2013

At 8 p.m. ET, NBC's SMASH scored a 0.5 in the all-important adult 18-49 demographic (compared to 0.4 on 4/27) and delivered its biggest overall audience to date among five Saturday telecasts with 2.3 million viewers (compared to 1.9 million on 4/27).
VIDEO: New Promo for SMASH's 'The Transfer,' Airing 5/11
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2013

Below, get a first look at the May 11th episode of NBC's SMASH titled 'The Transfer'. In the episode, with his sights set on the Tony, Tom (Christian Borle) pulls out all the stops at a Houston & Levitt tribute night, but can Julia (Debra Messing) turn away from 'Hit List' long enough to help? Ivy (Megan Hilty) is afraid of damaging her reputation when Tom asks her to perform a risque number. The cast of 'Hit List' is rocked by a betrayal close to home.
NBC's SMASH Holds Steady on Saturday Night
by Caryn Robbins - April 29, 2013

Saturday night's episode of NBC's SMASH remained steady in the ratings, tied with its series low of 0.4 adults in the 18-49 demographic. Week to week, 'Smash' took a slight dip in total viewers (1.9 million this week vs. 1.908 million on 4/20).
SMASH Wins Round 2 Of E! Save One Show Poll, Round 3 Open
by Pat Cerasaro - April 25, 2013

NBC musical drama series SMASH won Round 2 of E! Online's Save One Show poll last night, positioning the series one step closer to claiming the title of most-save-worthy show of 2013, taking nearly 30% of the total vote. Round 3 of the competition ends on Sunday.
NBC Reveals Synopsis for SMASH Season Finale
by Caryn Robbins - April 24, 2013

As BWW reported earlier, NBC will air the Season 2 finale of SMASH on a special night and time. The two-hour episode is scheduled for Sunday, May 26 from 9:00-11:00PM ET. Today, the network released an official synopsis for the episode titled 'The Nominations/The Tonys'
NBC to Air 2-Hour SMASH Finale 5/26!
by Caryn Robbins - April 24, 2013

According to NBC, the Season 2 finale of the musical drama SMASH will air on a special night and time. The two-hour episode is scheduled for Sunday, May 26 from 9:00-11:00PM ET.
SMASH Will Pass on the Gypsy Robe in 'Opening Night' Episode!
by Nicole Rosky - April 17, 2013

The 'Opening Night' episode of NBC's Broadway drama 'SMASH' (airing Saturday, April 20 at 9PM-10PM EST/PST) will include the Actors' Equity Association iconic Gypsy Robe ceremony, an honor bestowed to a member of a Broadway chorus with the most Broadway musical chorus or ensemble show credits. The Gypsy Robe ceremony takes place onstage just before the audience enters the theater on opening night.
SMASH Chooses Winning High Schools for 'Make a Musical' Program
by Nicole Rosky - April 11, 2013

After four weeks of online voting at, five schools emerged as winners of NBC's "Smash" Make a Musical Constructed by Lowe's initiative. The winning schools will each receive a grand prize gift certificate to Lowe's to make renovations to their school theaters.
NBC Moves SMASH Up An Hour This Saturday
by Caryn Robbins - April 10, 2013

NBC has announced that it will air this Saturday's SMASH up one hour. The episode, titled 'The Dress Rehearsal' will now air at 8:00PM - 09:00PM. Encores of 'The Voice' and 'Saturday Night Live' will now follow at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.
NBC's SMASH Hits Series Low With First Saturday Episode
by TV News Desk - April 7, 2013

The first Saturday episode of SMASH on NBC on April 6th at 9 p.m. scored a series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 44 percent from Tuesday's 0.9 rating. Broadway legend Liza Minnelli guest starred as herself in this week's episode, titled 'The Surprise Party.'
Photo Flash: BOMBSHELL's 'Opening Night' on SMASH, 4/20
by Tyler Peterson - April 6, 2013

'Opening Night' airs Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Check out a first look below!
Songs from SMASH's 'Surprise Party' Episode Now Available on iTunes
by Nicole Rosky - April 5, 2013

Select songs from tomorrow's episode of NBC's Golden Globe-nominated musical drama series Smash (Saturdays, 9-10pm ET) will be available from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products and Columbia Records in the Smash iTunes store:
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Liza Minnelli Guests on Tonight's SMASH
by TV News Desk - April 6, 2013

Below, check out a promo for tonight's episode of NBC's SMASH titled 'The Surprise Party.' With guest star Liza Minnelli in tow, Tom (Christian Borle) plans a surprise for Ivy (Megan Hilty) in an attempt to find a balance between their work life and their friendship.

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