NBC's Smash, an ambitious drama about the making of a Broadway show, has been bumped from its Tuesday slot, creating space for the network's hopeful new dating show Ready for Love. What's left of Smash 's second season will air on Saturday nights.
Smash's timeslot change comes after a season and a half of low ratings (the most recent episode received a 0.9) and less-than-flattering reviews from critics. The series kicked off their second season with a new creative team, a few big-name actors, and high hopes, but it hasn't been enough to save the show, which will almost certainly be cancelled after ratings undoubtedly drop even further when moved to the Saturday slot.
Produced by DreamWorks Television, Smash stars Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, and Anjelica Huston and features many Broadway-favorite guest stars including Jennifer Hudson, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. The show was originally created by playwright Theresa Rebeck (Dead Accounts), who was replaced by Executive Producer Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl) when she left her position there at the end of last season. The show is also executive produced by Steven Spielberg, as well as Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), who also contribute original music.