The cast members of "Smash" are celebrating after the TV show was officially greenlighted for another season. Katharine McPhee excitedly tweeted "Yes!" after the renewal announcement was made, while her co-star Megan Hilty re-tweeted a post from her fan, "We're getting a season 2!!!!!!!!"
As for Raza Jaffrey, the Dev Sundaram depicter wrote a longer note than those of his two female co-stars. The on-screen boyfriend of McPhee graciously posted on his own page, "Thanks for all kind words of delight + support for announcement @NBCSmash Season2. Here's to more of what you've loved and a few surprises!"
Premiered February last year, "Smash" is NBC's most-watched drama in the 18-49 demo and becomes the third-highest rated new drama debut for the 2011-2012 television season behind ABC's "Once Upon a Time" and FOX's "Touch". Led by "The Voice", it is averaging 7.7 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating.
Co-produced by Steven Spielberg, "Smash" revolves around a group of people who come together to put on a broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. It will return for a second season with at least 15 episodes in order. According to TV Line, the upcoming season will "take Marilyn to an out-of-town tryout, her first really public presentation" and raise the question, "How does Marilyn fare in New York?"
Theresa Rebeck will resign as a showrunner, but will continue to serve as an execute producer and pen script for the show. "The show is a hit and I'm proud of my work," she said to Show Tracker. Back in January, she stated, "The pressure I feel is to make a great show. As a storyteller, I admire Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin - those people who wrote great, great stories that a lot of people love that had artistry and muscle. That's what I want the show to be and that's what I hope it is now. I'm not sure yet, if it is. We'll see what people think."
This coming Monday, March 26, "Smash" will present "The Coup" which will deal with a betrayal issue. In the aftermath of the workshop, Ivy (Hilty) remains in the dark about her fate while Derek (Jack Davenport) recruits Karen (McPhee) to help him steal the musical from Tom and Julia (Christian Borle and Debra Messing). A new sneak peek for the forthcoming outing has hit the web, focusing on Tom and Derek's history.