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The show is scheduled for Fridays at 8 PM, with the second season set to begin airing in November.
"Smash" explored the the behind-the-scenes musical drama about life, careers and relationships on The Great White Way. Created by Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck, and nurtured by producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, "Smash" premiered in February 2012. After a nine-month hiatus, "Smash" returned for its second season in early 2013 without Rebeck and with new creative direction from showrunner and executive producer Joshua Safran.
The show starred "American Idol" alum Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5) as competing actresses Karen Cartwright and Ivy Lynn, respectively. The show also featured Oscar winner Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi's Honor") as producer Eileen Rand, Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) as composer Tom Levitt, Emmy Award winner Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") as lyricist and book writer Julia Houston and Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean") as director-choreographer Derek Wills.
The show's ratings fell throughout the second season, and it was moved to Saturday nights mid-season.
"Smash is exactly the kind of art-centric programming that Ovation's viewers crave," Ovation chief creative officer Robert Weiss said in a recent statement.