NBC Moves Struggling ‘Smash’ To Saturdays

NBC announces a slew of midseason shifts and changes to its schedule, including Go On to Thursdays and encores of The Voice on Sundays.

‘Downton,’ ‘Smash’ Take Design Awards

Winners for the 15th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which celebrate costume design excellence in film, television and commercials, were handed out Tuesday evening.

Liza Minnelli To Guest Star On NBC’s ‘Smash’

‘Smash’ Adds Broadway’s Rodriguez As Regular

NBC’s ‘Smash’ Saved By DVR Viewership

Smash, an NBC drama, was first considered a flop, but now is a ratings success among 18-49 viewers when live+7 ratings are factored in. On average, Smash added 2.5 million viewers over seven days of playback and averaged a 3.3 rating among 18-49s.

Jeremy Jordan Added To Cast Of NBC’s ‘Smash’

‘Smash’ Taps ‘Gossip Girl’s’ Safran As Showrunner

‘Smash’ Creator Theresa Rebeck To Leave

NBC Renews ‘Smash’ For Second Season

The ratings for Smash have been a bit modest lately, but have overall managed to boost the network’s Monday night time slot at 10 p.m.

NBC, ‘Smash’ Struggle To Find Their Voice

Despite flagging ratings — and a diss from the boss — the new show still holds promise for the third-place contender.

Burke Reveals True Feelings On ‘Smash’

In a season in which NBC has a shaky grasp on third place — only the Super Bowl is saving the network from an ignominious spot at the bottom of the heap — and is in desperate need of a hit, Steve Burke picked a bad time to drop his guard. As Comcast wrapped its 4Q earnings call Tuesday, the NBCUniversal CEO offered an aside to an unknown interlocutor, saying, “I think Smash is problematic.”

NBC Spends Millions On Buildup To ‘Smash’

Estimates are that NBC has spent as much as $25 million promoting Smash, a new series that the network hopes will be the hit it desperately needs.

NBC Is Hoping ‘Smash’ Is A Smash

The network is gambling big that the drama about turning Marilyn Monroe’s life into a musical will resonate with viewers and help pull it out of its ratings slump.

Early Signs Of A Strong Midseason

Last fall’s crop of new shows were a lot more promising than the previous year’s, and the same looks to be true of this year’s midseason offerings. Two new shows, Fox’s Napoleon Dynamite and Alcatraz, have already debuted to strong ratings, and the highly anticipated Feb. 5 debut of NBC’s Smash is expected to do the same.

NBC To Stream ‘Smash’ Before Premiere

NBC’s will begin streaming one of its biggest hopes for midseason, the Broadway drama Smash, three weeks before it premieres on-air. The strategy is becoming increasingly popular as a way of building buzz.

For NBC, A Midseason Of Some Promise

NBC’s fall schedule has been a disaster, even under the promising leadership of new NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. But going into midseason there is some hope for NBC based largely on two music-themed shows, the new drama Smash, about the making of a Broadway musical, and the second-year reality program The Voice, which was a surprise hit last fall.

Uma Thurman Lands Recurring Role On ‘Smash’

David Marshall Grant Joins NBC’s ‘Smash’ As EP

Anjelica Huston Joins NBC’s ‘Smash’

Katharine McPhee Joins NBC Pilot ‘Smash’

Debra Messing To Topline NBC Pilot ‘Smash’