NBC Announces 'Smash' Saturday Burn-Off, Shuffles 'Go On' and 'The New Normal' Finales & Moves 'Ready for Love' Into Post-Voice Tuesday Slot

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March 13th, 2013

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via press release:

NBC Schedule Changes
NBC has announced the following schedule changes:

  • Will now air Tuesdays, beginning April 9 (9-11 p.m. ET) following “The Voice.”


  • Beginning April 14 (9-11 p.m ET) will be expanded to two hours through the end of May.


  • Will air encore episodes on Sunday, March 31 and Sunday, April 7 (7-10 p.m. ET), leading into original episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice” (10-11 p.m. ET)


  • Moves to Thursdays on April 4 and April 11, which will be the season’s final episode. Both episodes will air at 9:30-10 p.m. ET following “The Office.”


  • One-hour season finale on Tuesday, April 2 (9-10 p.m. ET) following “The Voice.”


  • Moves to Saturdays at 9 p.m. beginning April 6 and will air its entire season of 17 episodes.



  • Will have a one-hour season finale on Wednesday, March 27 (8-9 p.m. ET).
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  • Remote Patrolled

    Deckchairs on the Titanic.

    Ready For Love feels desperate.

    Sad about Smash – good show that never found an audience.

  • I Love TV!

    Freakin’ idiots

  • Elijah

    LOL after they released that press release earlier with all that spin.

  • were123

    So Smash is cancelled, will Go On benefit from having The Office as lead in? Well, considering it pulls 2s it’ll be better than Betty White, and maybe it will have a chance…

  • Kavyn

    Ahahaha that is hilarious. What’s even funnier is how NBC treats their poorly rated shows with more respect than ABC does.

  • Tom

    Smash canceled.

  • Ann

    Ready for Love, seriously? Hannibal, you idiots!

    Is this not blindingly obvious to virtually everyone else except NBC?

  • Ron

    Go on moving to thursdays?It’s going to do the same as 1600.New Normal to air finale after The Voice?Expect a renewal people.It should had aired after the voice anyways….


    Clues to what NBC is doing for next fall appear to be on this schedule

    Go On moving to Thursday tells me its will get a 2nd season.
    Whitney’s 1 hour finale’ makes me think the same thing….even The New Normal which I thought was a goner may just live on….

    I agree with the poster who said the Ready for Love move looks desperate…the show looks kind of pathetic but it should at least stabalize the night for NBC

    The Voice is being over-exposed….NBC knows this may be the last season where it is so dominant and this over-use will only ensure it….I predict that after only a few weeks The Voice will fall below current Idol levels, and I’m no Idol lover either.

  • The End

    @will Go On benefit from having The Office as lead in?

    Probably not, we’l probably see an initial increase in viewers but nothing to really save the show from the inevitable.

  • Alex

    Random thoughts:

    Ready for Love seems like a massive waste of The Voice lead-in. Do they really have nothing better they can put in that Tuesday 9PM slot? The Voice did a good job of propping up Go On during the Fall no reason to think it couldn’t do the same for something slightly more interesting now.

    Go On getting a run on Thursday seems like a good sign for its future… I think… Maybe…

    Smash is now completely dead.

  • J.G.

    This probably won’t make any difference for Go On. It’s only for two episodes, haha! And it loses the boost The Voice was going to give it.

  • David Howell

    Wait, they make the move they had to make to give Hannibal a shot and they do THIS?!?

    At this rate, Univision might get #4 in May sweeps, too!

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Ready For Love might be a hit, a lot of people love The Bachelor type of shows, not me but I do love Eva Longoria so I hope it’s a hit!

  • Oliver

    Smash is done.

    Goon being tested on Thursday for next season.

    No upgrade for Hannibal.

    No idea what NBC will do when Ready For Love is DoA. Accept it, I guess.

    The only odd move is TNN’s post-Voice finale, but that might just be them finishing up its run.

    No Save Me air date means it’s dead, won’t air until Summer

  • megan

    wow. I wasn’t aware shows were even on Saturday nights lol That’s the ultimate burn, I guess. NBC really is terrible to their shows.

  • Michael

    AKA canceled!

  • Petar Ivanov

    I talk for these needed changes befoe MONTHS. What take so long NBC?

    Its clear that NBC should do more action dramas no matter what adventure/csi fi/western/thrilles etc. and may be some soap dramas and more new reality shows and cancel all these lower rated single cams. If they stay comedies should be only on tuesday and better be multi cams not single cams comedies. ALl single cam bomp hard this season. And last season. And season before etc.

  • Amy

    Bye, bye Smash! I hope Josh Safran is never hired as a showrunner for any show ever again.

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