Smash Is Moving To Saturdays, NBC Makes Other Schedule Changes

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Since its return for the start of its second season, Smash has been struggling in the ratings. The return of The Voice might have helped it there, but it looks like NBC has opted to move the Broadway focused drama away from Tuesday nights, placing their new dating reality show Ready For Love in the post-Voice spot. That's good news for Ready For Love, but most certainly bad news for Smash, which is being moved to Saturdays, starting next month. If there's a bright side to Smash's move, it's that NBC says the show will finish out its second season of 17 episodes on Saturdays, which is better than being pulled from the schedule entirely… right?

Smash and Ready for Love aren't the only series being moved around. Deadline posted a number of changes, which you can view below. The site notes that NBC's setting up Go On for a switch to Thursday, starting next month. The series will follow The Office on April 4 and April 11. There's no word on how this will affect 1600 Penn, the freshman comedy that currently, occasionally resides in the 9:30 p.m. Thursday night time slot. Given 1600 Penn's less than stellar ratings, the fact that it's not even mentioned among this news is probably a bad sign.

Celebrity Apprentice will air two-hour episodes from April 14 through the end of May, which should be good news, for those of us who love the show. But it's not especially great news for those of us who have packed DVRs on Sunday night. There's also mentions about the season finales for The New Normal and Whitney in the list below.

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

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

THE VOICE
• 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).

GO ON
• 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.”

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

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

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

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