The struggling NBC drama Smash is searching for an audience on a new night. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway-themed show will be “relegated” to the Saturday night at 9PM time slot from its current Tuesday nights at 10PM slot starting April 6.
Although the show received a slight ratings bump for its March 12 episode (emphasis on “slight”), the second season of Smash has struggled to find an audience. Rumors are rampant that the show will be canceled, but the full 17-episode season is expected to air.
Set in the theater world, Smash details the behind-the-scenes drama of three musicals hoping for success on Broadway: a Marilyn Monroe bio-musical called Bombshell, a musical version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the edgy rock musical Hit List. Broadway stars including Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Christian Borle and Krysta Rodriguez are featured in prominent roles.
Will Hilty’s character wind up playing Marilyn in Bombshell? Will Hit List move to Broadway and sweep the Tonys? Will anyone ever find out?! Stay tuned!