Multiple media outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, are reporting that NBC’s floundering (apparently I am not the only person that thinks so) drama Smash will have a new showrunner for their second season. Josh Safran, of Gossip Girl fame (or shame depending on your point of view), is taking over as showrunner from Theresa Rebeck, a Broadway playwright and co-creator of Smash.
I have never been a fan of Gossip Girl but I am hopeful that Mr. Safran can right Smash and help it realize the potential it showed at the beginning of this season.
Notes to Mr. Safran: A good start in turning around the show would be to cut Ellis, he’s little more than a tired of a climber, either cut him or give him more depth. Also please, please, please toughen and smarten up Karen. Her cloying, Iowa small town girl routine is becoming thinner by the day.