And you thought it was bad when Fox aired the last four episodes of Arrested Development as one barely-advertised, two-hour chunk opposite the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics!
Here’s a short list of the ways NBC has slighted the series finale of Smash: The network is airing this 120-minute block after a week-long break… on a Sunday instead of its usual Saturday timeslot… on Memorial Day Eve… directly opposite HBO’s highly-anticipated Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, a movie that appeals to 100 percent of people who currently watch or would theoretically watch Smash. Oh, and finale is also coming the same day that the entire Internet-speaking world will be too busy binge-watching season 4 of — guess what – Arrested Development to pay attention to anything else.
Yes, Smash‘s second season was largely a disappointment. But even so, NBC is certainly adding insult to injury by airing the finale tonight at 9pm — after treating the show poorly basically since the curtain fell on season 1.