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NBC Renews Smash for Season 2

And in not-so-surprising news, NBC has renewed its freshman singing-sensation series Smash for a second season. The drama premiered in early February to positive reviews and much fanfare, and has already become the network's highest-rated scripted show with a 2.6 average in the adult demo. But I guess that says more about the state of NBC than it does the show itself.

Smash is the second new scripted series to earn a renewal from NBC; supernatural procedural Grimm was the first new NBC show to be renewed, last week. Smash's Monday-night lead-in, The Voice was also previously renewed, establishing "Music Mondays" as a sure bet for NBC's 2012-2013 season. That leaves Whitney, Are You There, Chelsea?, Up All Night, Bent, and Awake as NBC's new shows that are still waiting on a decision. If I had to guess, it would be no, no, yes, no, maybe—in that order.

Smash stars former American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee as a hopeful Broadway star looking to shine in a musical based on Marilyn Monroe. Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, and Anjelica Huston also star.

As for the rest of NBC's slate, we're still waiting on word on Community's fate, and we'll be right there for the party/sh*tstorm that follows.


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I say that Whitney and Chelsea should be renewed they are the funniest shows ever they should be able to have a second season!!!!
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YAY! :D
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Thank goodness they renewed it. We really enjoy this show and find it one of the most sophisticated shows on TV. I can see how it will go in other directions after Marilyn is completed so it could go on for years.



Finally NBC makes a good decision.



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I like the show alright, but eventually I might get tired of them working on the same show for years and never getting anywhere...



Community needs to be renewed, I watch Bent and Up All Night but I don't think I'd miss it if they're gone really. I honestly don't want Awake to be renewed. I've said it many times, this is not a TV series type of story, it's a miniseries or movie because it's something that needs a solid end, not just keep dragging on until it's cancelled and then never finishing the story. I actually kind of like Whitney and Chelsea?, they've gotten better since the pilots and are even funny sometimes.
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SO happy right now! Amazing show :)
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Awake, awesome so far, hope it gets renewed, give it a chance.



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happy for smash & grimm, awake hmm?
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YEA!!!
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They HAVE TO renew Awake, in other case it means they hit the bottom.
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Not watching Smash. I do hope that the junior comedy (their third year) Community gets one more season.
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Great news for Smash, one of the best shows on TV currently. For the others Awake is the only one I'm rooting for renewal, oh and Community of course!.
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If I had to guess it would be No, Hell no, no, no, and seriously no.



However this is NBC and they keep crap tv. So it will probably look like Sure why not, Chelsea has those pics of us so yes, yes, no and we are so innovative this show is amazing even though we already introduced several BS plot lines, So we will keep it.



It is NBC Tim, you have to think like them. So hold your breath for as long as you can and when you start to black out then think about the shows, as your brain cells scream for oxygen then you might be able to think like an NBC exec and decide a fate of a show.
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I think "Are you there Chelsea?" is funny. The others ...not so much. So hoping for a pick up on just that one.
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