NBC’s ‘Smash’ Renewed for Second Season

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.
Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.