It’s time for an encore! Although Smash was not a smash hit on NBC, another network is ready to embrace all the campy, Broadway goodness. Ovation has snagged the rights to air the previously-cancelled musical-drama giving new fans a chance to fall in love with the show’s dynamic duo Ivy Lynn (Meghan Hilty) and Karen Cartwright (Katherine McPhee).
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ovation’s Chief Creative Officer, Robert Weiss is thrilled that Smash will join their lineup. “Smash is exactly the kind of art-centric programming that Ovation’s viewers crave. This high-quality series fits in brilliantly with our efforts to showcase the powerful role that the Arts play in our lives. Ovation is thrilled to satisfy the wishes of diehard Smash fans and followers to keep the series alive, as well as to provide viewers, who are new to the series, an opportunity to experience the incredible talent, music, dancing, drama and excitement.”
Although NBC dimmed the lights on Broadway for this series, at least fans of the show will have the chance to relive the sparkling drama beginning July 19 at 8 PM. Tune in every Friday to watch the Season 1 drama with Karen and Ivy’s quest for the spotlight as Marilyn in “Bombshell” and Season 2 will premiere later this fall.