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Smash gets smashed by ratings

Mark Seliger

Why is it that when a really addicting show comes on television, it seems to be in danger of being taken off the air after the first or second season? First networks took off shows like Gilmore Girls, Harry’s Law, The Firm, and The West Wing.

After this year, possible cancellations due to low ratings include Revenge, Nashville, Suburgatory, and most importantly, Smash.

Why do networks do this to me?

Seriously, if I could go to the heads of NBC and FOX and demand that Glee be taken off the air and replaced with Smash, I would. It is really that good, especially for someone like me that loves a show that gives artistic, realistic insight into the entertainment industry; especially if that industry is Broadway.

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Glee just really can’t compare, especially since I feel like I’ve graduated to a whole new level with an ingenious show that documents different characters lives in the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe.

With the disappointment of the show’s lowest ratings of the second season’s premiere in February, NBC is threatening to cancel Smash. Since it has been moved to a new time slot on Saturday nights at 9 p.m. compared to its usual Tuesday night time frame, the show is in for a death slot.

“I absolutely love Smash, junior Gabi Montes de Oca said. “If it gets cancelled, I feel like an amazing show will be taken off the air.”

I absolutely do not want this to happen to a show that honestly gets me through the roughest of Tuesdays. When I’m depressed, I turn to OnDemand and let Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, and Jeremy Jordan serenade me with original songs featured in nearly every episode. The chemistry of the characters and the high set quality alone should be enough to keep it on the air.

And you know what? Our society needs a show like Smash, especially in a day and age where (forgive me) unnecessary trash T.V. fills home screens———-; a number of shows that I can’t even count on my fingers. I mean, come on do we really need four or five shows about teen pregnancy, trashy weddings, and people living in a house, hooking up and fighting?

So as much as the pessimistic side of me says it probably won’t happen, I hope people open their minds, get hooked to the show like I’ve been and boost its ratings to be renewed for a third season.

We need Smash just as much as it needs us. I know it’s just a television show, but to many of us, it’s the hope for quality T.V. to come back.

Alright, I better get back to my Breaking Bad series now.

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