Fate of NBC's 'Smash' Still Isn't Sealed, According to Producer THR
With NBC shifting the struggling drama "Smash" to Saturdays, the consensus among television observers has been that the move marks the beginning of the end for the show. But executive producer Neil Meron said he believes the show's future "is still up in the air," according to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.
The NBC musical drama won the award Saturday for outstanding television drama from gay-rights organization GLAAD, providing some good news in a season marked by dwindling ratings and the banishment to Saturday nights.
"The future is still up in the air,” Meron told the publication at the awards show. “We’re very disappointed that not many more people are watching it because we think it’s a very ambitious show and we think that people should watch it. ... We just want to get more word out."
Meron said he thinks one reason for the show's decline is that its subject, musical theater, doesn't hold wide appeal. "We were looking at a niche part of the entertainment business," he said.