Smash may have not gotten its Marilyn yet but at least NBC can take comfort in the fact that the television show about the making of a Broadway musical has at last landed a new show runner to replace Smash creator Theresa Rebeck who exited the series back in March.
The job of show runner goes to Josh Safran who is executive producer of the show Gossip Girl. Safran will take over for the sophomore season of the NBC musical drama. There is no word yet on who will replace him on Gossip Girl which is expected to return for a sixth and final season.
Who knows maybe he can do something about that weaselly Ellis character that everyone wants to see killed off on the show. I guess we will have to wait and see.