NBC is moving "Smash" to Saturdays, which could mean curtains for the Broadway-based drama. The network announced Wednesday that the sophomore series, which has flatlined in the ratings on Tuesdays, will start airing Saturday nights at 9 p.m. ET beginning April 6, where it will finish out its second season. At this point, relegated to a weekend timeslot, it seems highly unlikely that the series will be renewed for a third year.
The Peacock network -- which is struggling in ratings across the board, recently averaging all-time lows in its prime-time viewership -- made a number of other scheduling shifts, detailed in full below:
"Ready for Love"
Will now air Tuesdays, beginning April 9 (9-11 p.m. ET) following “The Voice.”
Beginning April 14 (9-11 p.m ET) will be expanded to two hours through the end of May.
Will air encore episodes on Sunday, March 31 and Sunday, April 7 (7-10 p.m. ET), leading into original episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice” (10-11 p.m. ET)
Moves to Thursdays on April 4 and April 11, which will be the season’s final episode. Both episodes will air at 9:30-10 p.m. ET following “The Office.”
"The New Normal"
One-hour season finale on Tuesday, April 2 (9-10 p.m. ET) following “The Voice.”
Moves to Saturdays at 9 p.m. beginning April 6 and will air its entire season of 17 episodes.
Will have a one-hour season finale on Wednesday, March 27 (8-9 p.m. ET).
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