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NBC Cancels ‘Smash’ After 2 Seasons

Fri, May 10, 2013 10:02pm EDT by Andy Swift 12 Comments
Smash Canceled
Courtesy of NBC

The musical drama’s two-part series finale will air May 26.

If you’re wondering why the lights on Broadway are dimmed, it’s because NBC has officially announced that Smash will not be returning for a third season. Though the writing has been on the wall for a while — moving the show to Saturdays, following disappointing ratings, was not a good sign — the network finally confirmed our suspicions May 10.

‘Smash’ Series Finale Spoilers

The good news is that fans won’t be totally left hanging once the curtain fall on Smash. Showrunner Josh Safran recently told‘s sister site TVLine that the season’s final hour “was constructed as a series finale.”

Josh also teased that we can expect the following ‘twists’ from the series finale:

1. Someone finds out she’s pregnant. My guess is either Ivy (Megan Hilty) or Julia (Debra Messing).

2. Someone gets arrested. Is Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) too obvious a guess?

3. A gay guy kisses a straight guy — and the kiss is reciprocated! All of my fingers and toes are crossed for Tom (Christian Borle) and Derek (Jack Davenport).

HollywoodLifers, what do you hope to see on the Smash series finale? Drop a comment with your theories and predictions!


— Andy Swift

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