WWE SmackDown, also referred to as SmackDown Live or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program that debuted on April 29, 1999. The show’s name also refers to the SmackDown brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform.
SmackDown is currently broadcast live on Tuesday nights on USA Network. It will return to over-the-air broadcast television on October 4, 2019, filling the entirety of the Fox Friday night schedule. The show was formerly broadcast on Thursday nights, but moved to Friday on September 9, 2005, before returning to Thursdays on January 15, 2015.On July 19, 2016, it was moved to a live broadcast on Tuesday night.