Nellie Andreeva

Arts cable channel Ovation has picked up off-network rights to NBC’s recently cancelled series Smash. The first season of the Broadway drama will debut on Ovation on July 19, airing Fridays at 8 PM, with Season 2 set for a November premiere. “Smash is exactly the kind of art-centric programming that Ovation’s viewers crave,” said Ovation chief creative officer Robert Weiss.” Ovation is available in almost 50 million homes; it was dropped by Time Warner able at the beginning of the year.

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