After getting the ax from NBC, erstwhile Broadway drama Smash has found a new home on the arts-focused cable channel Ovation.
Ovation announced on Thursday that it will air the two-season series, which was canceled by NBC, on Fridays at 8 p.m. First season re-runs begin on July 19 with second-season episodes starting in November.
The series stars Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee and Jeremy Jordan.
NBC has opted to cancel the much maligned Broadway musical drama starring Debra Messing, Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty. After a dismal return to NBC's 2012-13 schedule, the drama --which was rebooted under new showrunner Josh Safran-- was bumped to Saturdays in March.
Krysta Rodriguez is reaching new heights on NBC's Smash.
The actress trained with AntiGravity -- an aerobatic performance company that has staged shows for President Obama, Britney Spears, Bill Gates and more -- to perform the Hit List original track "Reach for Me."
In an exclusive clip below, Rodriguez performs the track -- penned by Andrew McMahon -- while dangling in the air.
For at least one night, Saturday brought good news to the cast and crew of Smash.
The NBC musical drama won the GLAAD award for outstanding television drama, earning the prize in a hotel that, quite appropriately, overlooked Broadway. It was a brief respite from the show's recent struggles; facing a ratings decline in its sophomore season, Smash last week was moved by the network from its plum Tuesday night time slot to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning April 6.
NBC has made a slew of scheduling changes for the coming weeks, as The Voice prepares its return.
The network said Wednesday that struggling sophomore drama Smash has been relegated to 9 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 6 and will continue to air in the slot until the 17-episode season ends.
The second-season premiere flopped in early February, averaging a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers, with its most recent episode drawing fewer than 3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in same-day viewing.
In its place, NBC has slotted the unscripted relationship show Ready for Love from producer Eva Longoria on April 9 with a two-hour premiere beginning at 9 p.m. following The Voice, which launches season four March 25.
Sean Hayes is heading to NBC's Smash and he's bringing the crazy with him.
Hayes plays Terrence Falls, a comedic TV and film star eyeing a career transformation by making his Broadway debut in the musical Liaisons. However, due to a series of comedic circumstances, he becomes a thorn in the side of Ivy and other characters.
Karen (Katharine McPhee) might hold the answer to one of Tom's (Christian Borle) biggest questions on next week's Smash.
The writer-producer has been tasked with overseeing Ronnie's (Jennifer Hudson) televised concert special, but takes time out of his busy schedule to give Karen's new talent Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) a listen.
In this brave new world of evolving TV viewing habits, the DVR can be a series' savior. It cannot perform miracles.
And that is just what Smash needs. NBC's glossy musical drama returned Tuesday night with a new showrunner (Josh Safran), an A-list infusion to the cast (Jennifer Hudson) and a 71 percent drop in ratings from its series premiere in February 2012.