Cristin Milioti resolved a key mystery on 'How I Met Your Mother,' while 'Glee' continues to provide a weekly home for stage stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. How are other Broadway actors doing in the switch to TV?
The slow, lingering demise of "Smash" has felt more like a punch to the gut to the folks on Broadway.
The TV series about the making of a big stage musical came with a flurry of attention and some big names: Steven Spielberg, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston. It was going to be a valentine to Broadway.
Sometimes, though, love letters get sent back.
After a first season with a healthy-sized audience averaging 7.7 million viewers, it returned this year to such dismal ratings it was banished to Saturday night. It won't be back for a third season.
But while TV was finally focusing on Broadway, plenty of stage veterans jumped to TV during the two-year run of "Smash." Some flamed out, some are holding on and some still hope:
— Three-time Tony winner Sutton Foster's show about ballerinas, "Bunheads," has been picked up for a second season on ABC Family.
— Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy's show "Made in Jersey" was pulled after two episodes.