Smash is still part of the NBC family of shows - at least it is at 10:02 A.M. EST on March 16, 2013. That could change anytime now.
The series has recently been moved to Saturdays, where it will remain for the end of its 17-episode second season. The move begins on April 6. And while the show is not dead, moving it to the prime time Siberia is not a sign of confidence.
Series showrunner Josh Safran understands what comes next.
“I didn’t see it coming, being relegated to Saturday,” he said recently. “We’re all aware the show is not successful, but I guess I had hoped we would see what happened when The Voice came back [or] maybe they’d move us to a better time slot. But I understand from the network’s point of view. We hit a number and we stuck there.”
The numbers are certainly low. The season premiere brought in 4.5 million viewers, but has fallen to 2.9 million recently, drawing a very low .9 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
Megan Hilty, a star on the show, said recently that she tries not to worry about the low ratings.
"Listen, as an actress I realized a long time ago there are a lot of things out of my control," she said. "Those are the things I can't let affect me because what can I do? All I can do is show up and do the best work that I can and the rest is in everybody else's hands."