PHOTO CALL: "Curtain Down!" A First Look at the May 26 "Smash" Series Finale

NBC's "Smash," the Emmy Award-winning musical drama about the creation and inner workings of a Broadway musical, will end its run with a two-hour series finale airing May 26 at 9 PM.

The second season introduced a slew of new characters as well as a new tone created by new series "showrunner" and executive producer Joshua Safran.

Safran, known for his work on the popular CW series "Gossip Girl," succeeded playwright Theresa Rebeck, who was let go after the series' first season. Read the Playbill Stage to Screens column with Safran, who talks about his fresh approach to "Smash."