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Canceled NBC Series Heads to Ovation EW

A canceled NBC series won't disappear completely from the television landscape after all, with Ovation picking up rights to rebroadcasts of "Smash," the musical drama that was canceled by the network this season, reports EW.com's Inside TV.

The arts network will debut the series July 19, with the second season starting in November.

"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," Robert Weiss, Ovation's chief creative officer, said in a statement.