I just finished watching Smash, which is now off the air at the end of second season. It was always an interesting show in the "meta" qualities, since it's basically about a show in which they're creating a show, and the second season had two shows in a show, with mostly original music and book. It was unfortunate that the awesome cattiness of season 2 became tamer between Ivy and Karen, and any bits of similar drama just came off as needlessly whiny and bitchy, and the way characters were fickle, bouncing from niceness to unnecessary drama, was just annoying. Jimmy in particular, I wanted to punt off the Brooklyn Bridge. So it was unfortunate it lost its way a bit (and some of its audience), as it was an interesting idea and I liked the characters... and it's always a joy to see Anjelica Huston.
Maybe next season they could have done a zombie musical.
You can't spell "assimilated" without "ass" and a "lat" anyway.
However, the death rate has been counterproductive, Season 3 dragged in spots because of the prolonged pissing match with Woodbury (heck, Season 2 dragged because they were at the farm), and some of the deaths just seemed strategically stupid in the dramatic sense. It doesn't help they keep swapping out the lead writer/story scripter every season.