"Smash" is one of a handful of shows NBC has canceled this year. NBC

The show will not go on for "Smash." After two seasons, NBC has decided to cancel the musical drama.

Initially a breath of fresh air, the Broadway show started season 2 on a bad foot -- ratings of 1.1 on their target 18-49 demographic to start, and lower after that.

NBC hinted at the premature ending of the show by moving it from once-stellar slot Thursday night to Saturday, where it will continue to air the remaining episodes of this season.

At the time, showrunner Josh Safran told TVLine that they knew what was coming. "I had hoped we would see what happened when 'The Voice' came back or maybe they'd move us to a better time slot."

The show stars poured their feelings on Twitter when the news broke. "Time for a new chapter," wrote Katherine McPhee.

"Smash" was only one of the many shows NBC canceled. This season will also be the last for "The New Normal," Go On" and "Up All Night," among others. Hit show "30 Rock" already said good bye for good early in the year.

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