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Inside Story: How 'Smash' Crashed Last Season

  • Buzzfeed, Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:26 PM

Next Tuesday will mark the second season premiere of "Smash," the show that was supposed to save the flailing NBC and instead became one that many critics and recappers loved to hate. Kate Arthur's piece, filled with quotes from anonymous sources who worked on the show, tells the inside story: "How does a lovingly looked-after show with such high stakes for all involved become a joke? Smash is a case study: in how megalomania and television can clash unproductively; in how high expectations can crash immediately; and in how intense network and studio oversight can result in a paranoid show creator who causes workplace misery and, most importantly, a bad TV show."

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