As expected NBC announced the cancellation of two shows in its current lineup.

Ryan Murphy's The New Normal and musical drama Smash are the latest victims of TV cuts.

Network bosses are currently choosing which series to continue and which to axe, and the Glee creator's gay family comedy is one of the unlucky ones.

The NBC show starred Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells as a same-sex couple who have a baby via surrogate, but it won't be taken to season two.

Smash, which featured Katharine McPhee as a performer fighting to make her way on Broadway, has also been canceled by bosses at NBC, leaving Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Megan Hilty out of a job. It has run for two seasons and featured cameos from Jennifer Hudson and Bernadette Peters.