'Smash' moves to Sunday for season finale: Glimmer of hope for the NBC series?
But could there still be hope for "Smash"? On Wednesday (April 24), NBC revealed that the two-hour season finale (yes, they're still calling it a season finale) would take place not in the Saturday graveyard, but on Sunday, May 26.
Now, the scheduling switcheroo could be viewed in one of two ways. If you're a glass-half-full sort of person, this could be seen as a last ditch effort by the network to drum up interest (and viewers) for a series they've been passionate about. On the flip side (and the more likely side, realistically), it could be seen as nothing more than the network wanting to give a more proper sendoff to the show than a Saturday airing would allow.
Considering star Debra Messing has a comedy pilot in contention at CBS for the fall, the writing on the wall seems obvious to even the cast, but this is Hollywood -- it's never over until the fat lady sings.