More scheduling triage at NBC.
The plunging network is moving Smash, a pet project of chairman Robert Greenblatt's, to Saturdays at 9 ET/PT beginning April 6 to air the remainder of its 17-episode second season.
In its place on Tuesdays goes Ready for Love, a new dating series produced by Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), that will air in a two-hour block at 9 and is getting a vote of confidence as NBC's best hope for ratings improvement. The show was originally planned for Sundays at 8, as a lead-in to Celebrity Apprentice, which instead expands to two hours starting April 14.
Other changes: Matthew Perry sitcom Go On will air this season's final two installments on Thursdays at 9:30, behind The Office, on April 4 and 11, a crucial test for its survival. The New Normal will air a one-hour season finale on April 2, while Whitney wraps up its season with a one-hour episode on March 27. Hannibal, a thriller based on the Silence of the Lambs character, will premiere April 4, airing Thursdays at 10.
NBC had a stellar fall, thanks mostly to Sunday Night Football and The Voice, but saw ratings plummet in January when both of those shows were off the schedule. The Voice returns March 25 along with new drama Revolution, another bright spot, after a four-month break.