'Smash' Gets Canceled ... Because It's Got TOO Much to Offer?!

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smashWell I can't say I'm all that surprised. It's official: NBC has canceled Smash, the musical drama starring American Idol finalist Katharine McPhee, Will and Grace's Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, and Anjelica Huston, among others. The show, whose ratings proved disastrous in its second season, will finish out its second season at the Saturday 9 p.m. timeslot.

Ugh. Just because I'm not surprised doesn't mean I'm happy about all of this. I was so drawn to McPhee's character Karen, her innocence, and that voice. I loved Jimmy's storyline and the amazing music that he created. And most of all, I loved that Smash was an adult-version of Glee (in a way) that I had no shame in confessing my adoration for.

Compared to half of the garbage on TV, I'm just disappointed that this is the kind of show that can't make it.

Let's take a moment to think of some of the shows on TV right now that have crazy followings, shall we? Think Teen Mom. Think Real Housewives. Think almost every show Bravo has ever aired. These are all reality shows that are making examples out of questionable individuals.

Personally, I felt like Smash had something different and special to offerSmash had some substance. I think that the show has an interesting story line that viewers could really sink their teeth into. Now, it joins the NBC graveyard with so many other shows with great possibility: Guys With Kids, The New Normal, Whitney, Up All Night. All of them, signed off for good.

I have to wonder ... soon, with its low-budget and addictive nature, is reality TV all we'll have left?

Were you a fan of Smash? What shows were you sad to see leave TV this year?


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nonmember avatar Vanessa

I'm VERY sad about Smash being cancelled, I too loved it as it was so different from anything else on TV. The music was glorious.

linzemae linzemae

I watched the first few episodes and just couldn't get into it. I'm sad about go on being cancelled.

Judy Chiappialle

i cant believe that all the good shows get cancelled and they keep garbage on this was a really good show it had a good story line along with good music and loved the cast.

CAP1015 CAP1015

The problem with shows like SMASH is that unless they have an instant following like Lost, the continueing weekly storylines become too much for people to stay loyal to.  Even with DVR's if the story is soap opera like (and that's not a dig) unless you get the instant audience, people tend to shy away from making a TV commitment.  I will miss mcphee as well.


Smash had such great potential,but lost it's footing when they decided Julia should have an affair and brought in Uma Thurman for some gawd knows what reason.The music also changed from Broadway to a "hey kids;lets put on a show" mentality.Saturday night is where shows go to die,the writing was on the wall.But still, I'll miss it.RIP


I'm not surprised that it's cancelled, but I am going to miss it!! I agree that it was something different to watch besides all the police/relationship dramas we have now.

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