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NBC's 'Smash' Renewed for Second Season

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Mar 22, 2012 | 11:34am EDT

SmashGreat newsical! NBC's Smash has been renewed for a second season.

The network's new Broadway-themed drama series premiered on Feb. 6 as a mid-season replacement in early 2012. Since then, Smash has earned critical acclaim and fair ratings. The show earns an average of 7.7 million total viewers, with 2.6 million in the 18-49 demographic.

The program boasts an impressive cast of Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston, who play various pieces in the behind-the-scenes world of a Broadway hit about Marilyn Monroe. Megan Hilty, who stars alongside McPhee on the show, spoke earlier Hollywood.com about her favorite Monroe song.

This marks NBC's second renewal of the season. The network's fantasy crime drama Grimm was also picked up for a second season.

As it stands, NBC is riding on the majesty of music. Smash and the musical competition show The Voice are two of the network's biggest hits, begging questions about whether viewers will be seeing more music in NBC's future.

Smash airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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