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NBC Renews Series — But Show’s Creator Won’t Be Back

Mar 23, 2012  •  Post A Comment

NBC has renewed one of its freshman shows for a second season, but the creator of the series is leaving the show, reports TheWrap.com.

It’s not clear whether “Smash” creator Theresa Rebeck, who also serves as executive producer, is departing voluntarily or involuntarily, the story says.

"Smash" debuted in February with a 3.8 rating among viewers 18 to 49, but subsequently dropped off, the story notes. Recently the show has shown stability and even some growth in ratings, the piece adds.

The series stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty as Broadway performers trying to find acclaim in a musical about screen icon Marilyn Monroe.

2 Comments

  1. Only at NBC can a so called “hit show” be renewed and its creator dumped after one season.
    NBC definitely keeps us amused with its actions. It’s too bad it never translates into strong ratings for good shows!

  2. “It’s not clear whether ‘Smash’ creator Theresa Rebeck, who also serves as executive producer, is departing voluntarily or involuntarily, the story says.”
    The Log is pleased to provide greater understanding:
    Sea captains, airline pilots, passengers and suicides “depart voluntarily.”
    Kidnap victims, Kenny on “South Park,” Margaret Hamilton in “The Wizard of Oz”–and TV showrunners “depart involuntarily.”
    Back to work:

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