This week's upcoming season two finale of the NBC showbiz series 'Smash' may very well be the series finale, as well. While it may be the last we see of these characters, NBC is ensuring that more people see their swan song: they have bumped the finale to primetime on Sunday rather than a Saturday night timeslot.
When 'Smash's ratings began to wane, NBC opted to move the series from Tuesday nights to Saturdays a few weeks ago. The combination of the low ratings and the massive budget (for the talent involved as well as the scope of the production) has lead 'Smash' to the chopping block a little more each week. Fans have been expecting the finale episode to air this week and now they get a special time for a 2-hour long double-sized finale; consider it a parting gift?
'Smash' is about a Broadway theatre group staging an ambitious musical--but there is often more drama behind the scenes than on stage. The series stars Debra Messing ('The Starter Wife,' 'Will & Grace'), Jack Davenport ('FlashForward') and the inimitable Anjelica Huston ('The Postman Always Rings Twice,' 'The Royal Tenenbaums'). Huston is an Academy Award winner for her 1985 role in 'Prizzi's Honor' and has since been nominated for two more Oscars, for 'Enemies: A Love Story' and 'The Grifters,' in which she starred opposite John Cusack.
So how do you think 'Smash' should end? Tune in on Sunday on NBC to see the curtain fall!