NBC musical drama Smash has been axed after two seasons.
It’s been a disappointing second season with struggling ratings in the US, and without the lead-in from The Voice it had last year it was moved to Saturday nights.
There was also the change of showrunners and major cast moves (where did Jennifer Hudson go again?).
The big-budget musical drama started off well, helped by a big lead-in from The Voice. But creatively, it couldn’t live up to the pilot and in renewing it for a second season, NBC changed showrunners after the exit of creator Theresa Rebeck.
It’s probably going to be a while before another musical drama is attempted by broadcast TV now.