The Washington Post

‘Smash’ will air two-hour finale over Memorial Day weekend

Christian Borle as Tom Levitt, Debra Messing as Julia Houston. (NBC/WILL HART)

NBC’s botched let’s-make-a-musical drama, which the network’s West Coast chief Bob Greenblatt originally began developing for Showtime, where its numbers would’ve earned it “hit” status, but then he brought it with him when he moved to NBC — having not gotten the memo about NBC still, in theory, being a broadcast network — will air what’s presumed to be its two-hour series finale on Sunday, May 26.

The show, which began its second season on Tuesday nights, but when it began turning in record low ratings, got sent off to Saturday night, aka “NBC Burnoff Theatre.”

On the down side, that Sunday falls smack dab in the middle of the Memorial Day weekend, when viewing is traditionally low. And, it’s outside the official broadcast TV season, which ends on May 22.

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