jennifer hudson & nene leakes*Both Jennifer Hudson and NeNe Leakes’ NBC shows “Smash” and “The New Normal” have been dropped from the network’s primetime lineup.

“The New Normal,” which featured Leakes (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”), was canceled by NBC after one season. The show, from “Glee” producer Ryan Murphy, navigated through the life of a gay couple trying to start a fami
It wasn’t received well by the public and plummeted in ratings, hence the decision. Leakes transmitted positive energy on Twitter:

I love my fairy God Mother @MrRPMurphy & @AliAdler 4 believing n me & givin me an amazing opportunity! No mo New Normal but we r forever.”

The network also announced that Broadway-musical themed drama “Smash” will end for good after second season’s May 26th finale episode. Jennifer Hudson joined the cast at the beginning of the season playing a veteran Broadway star. Fans rallied to keep the show on air when the season’s ratings dropped, but their best efforts have apparently fallen on deaf ears. “Smash” also starred Debra Messing, former “American Idol” contestant Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty.