Smash Returns In Crucial Third Episode of Season 2
NBC’s Smash kicked off it’s second season two weeks ago hoping to aim higher then ever before in a season full of new life. New writers, new characters, new story-lines and a new chance for the show that everyone ended up loving to hate last year after the unique television series about the making of a behind the scenes making of a Broadway musical turned into your typical television sitcom. But with a new season with lots of new talent, is season two Smash’s only saving chance? Episode three of the second season titled “The Dramaturg” airs tonight at on NBC.
Smash Season Two kicked off two weeks ago with a two hour premiere of the first two episodes of the second season. Those episodes, titled “On Broadway” and “The Fallout” managed to wrap up some loose ends from season one and get us right underway with season two back in New York. NBC worked in the first two episodes to bring new life into the show for a new season they hope will score with doubtful television and theatre fans across the board.
NBC has provided the following description about tonight’s episode. WARNING: There are spoilers in this description:
“Partnerships are tested as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) asks Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) to contend with an unwelcome new collaborator, while Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) prepare to present their work for the first time. Derek (Jack Davenport) attempts to get Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) back on his side. Ivy (Megan Hilty) finds it hard to move on, but help from an old friend might take her one step closer to her dream.” Katharine McPhee also stars. Daniel Sunjata guest stars.”
The second season of Smash includes Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Christian Borle, Debra Messing and Jack Davenport all returning from Season one. New faces for season two include Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, and Jesse L. Martin.
The third episode, like every episode will this season, proves as another huge test for Smash. The two hour season premiere, meant to boost ratings and bring back viewers, proved just the opposite. The show received a record number of low viewings with them being down 60% from the Season 1 premiere and down around 30% from the season 1 finale. The worst news of all though for Smash? Viewership during the two hour season premiere dropped as the episodes went on. Remember; NBC and Smash have worked and reworked major aspects of this show including bringing in multiple new writers, new producers and new actors in the hopes to make this show what they think what it can be. Smash’s biggest test will be not only keeping fans this season but gaining new ones and old ones back.
SMASH returns tonight to NBC at 10 PM with a new one hour episode! The episode is titled “The Dramaturg”. All following episodes will take place on Tuesdays at 10 as well. Stay tuned for Luner on Theatre’s full coverage of SMASH as the season evolves with mutilple shows, stars and plots in a whole new chance for NBC’s SMASH. For more information visit SMASH’s Official Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!