Departing ‘Smash’ Showrunner Taking a Break From Television

May 3, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The departing "Smash" showrunner tells New York Magazine’s Vulture blog that she’s leaving the NBC show because she’s "moving on" to projects outside of television.

Theresa Rebeck explained her departure by saying: "I have other things to do. I feel like it is what it is and I’m really proud of the work I did, and it was time to do some other stuff. I owe Random House a novel and I was really excited about finishing that for them, and I am also going to the O’Neil with a new play this summer. So I just have a lot of things on a plate."

She added that she would like to return to television at some point.

As previously reported, NBC renewed "Smash" for a second season, but brought on "Gossip Girl" executive producer Josh Safran to replace Rebeck as showrunner.

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