NBC kills off Smash but injects life into new medical drama, The Night Shift


We all knew it was only a matter of time before the train-wreck that is Smash got dropped by NBC and it seems doomsday has arrived for the show. Meanwhile, the network has picked up new medical drama, The Night Shift.

Smash showrunner, Josh Safran has confirmed that the last two episodes of the musical drama series have been “constructed as a series finale” after it has been heavily speculated the show may be axed.

Ratings fell through the floor during the first season and they only got worse when Safran took over as showrunner for season 2.

Ex-showrunner and Smash creator, Theresa Rebeck has slammed the show, branding it a “complete disaster” as she went on a rampage.


In the first of two angry emails, Rebeck questions that if the problem lay with her, why didn’t the show get better when Safran took over? Instead, it turned into a complete train wreck.

She wrote: “If in fact Theresa Rebeck was the problem with Smash and the train wreck it became, wouldn’t things have gotten better – rather than drastically worse – once she left?”

She didn’t stop there either *clicks fingers* as it seems she has some real, deep rooted problems with the current show runner.

In another email, she wrote: “Most media reporters would agree the second season is a complete disaster, and that the troubles with a once-promising show go far beyond fairing poorly in the ratings”.


This season, the show has dropped below the 2 million viewer mark – from figures as high as 11 million in season 1.

Meanwhile, NBC has injected life into new medical drama, The Night Shift.

Merlin star, Eoin Macken will take the lead role of TC Callahan, who has been described as an “adrenaline junkie”.


Ken Leung (Lost), Brendan Fehr (Roswell) and Freddie Rodriguez (Six Feet Under) will also star in the late-night hospital thriller.

In addition, we reported this morning that The New Normal has sadly been given the chop after just one season. Also, as we reported yesterday, Go On, Up All Night, 1600 Penn, Guys with kids and Whitney will not return.


1 Comment

  1. anna on May 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I really enjoyed SMASH. Was it perfect? No, but it had great music, great dancing and performances and a great cast. And I don’t care what anyone says I LOVED season 2. The new music was great and the talented Jeremy Jordan was a great addition to the cast (even if sadly the writers made his character far to unlikeable). It could have been better but it was still far better than half the shows out there. It will be missed!!!!

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