The show must go on: NBC renews ‘Smash’


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NBC’s theatrical drama ‘Smash’ is getting a curtain call.

The show, which follows the production of a musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe, has been renewed for a second season.

‘Smash’ made its debut in early February and is averaging about 7.7 million viewers. However, it is the network’s highest rated drama among adults 18-49 and attracts a desirable audience for advertisers.


The show’s stars include Debra Messing, Katherine McPhee and Jack Davenport.

Given that the show’s producers include Steven Spielberg and that it is a pet project of NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt, the renewal was not really a surprise.


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— Joe Flint