The television drama Smash deputed in February 2012, on the NBC network. The series is a musical drama in which a Broadway show is depicted during the creative process. Smash begins with the idea of making a production based upon Marilyn Monroe.
When Tom and Julia have a meeting to discuss their next project, Tom's assistant, Ellis, mentions that a musical based upon Marilyn Monroe would be intriguing. With this suggestion, Julia and Tom are inspired to begin writing music for a new musical.
The audience soon discovers that Tom and Julia have been working together for many years. In fact, the duo is very successful at writing music for Broadway productions. Julia is also a writer for several past popular musicals.
During the premier episode, viewers also meet Karen, a waitress who hopes to work on Broadway, along with Ivy, who is currently performing onstage, but in the ensemble. Julia and Tom present their idea to a Broadway musical producer named Eileen, and she agrees to fund Marilyn. However, Eileen insists upon hiring Derek, her favorite director, even though Tom and Derek had a disagreement involving the industry several years ago.
Karen and Ivy compete for the lead role of Marilyn Monroe. After Ivy is chosen, Derek asks Karen to perform in the ensemble.
Julia's marriage is in danger due to her having had an affair with Michael, a Broadway actor. Once Eileen selects Michael to star in the production of Marilyn, the two begin seeing each other again. After Julia's son witnesses Michael and Julia kissing, she tells her husband, Frank, about the affair, which causes Frank to move out of the apartment.
After the production's workshop fails, the group must create a new name for the musical. When the crew meets for work the next day, Julia tells them that the name of the show is Bombshell. They also decide to use a movie star in the performance instead of Ivy and cast Rebecca Duvall in the role.
Later, in the season, Julia and Frank work through their struggles and are able to restore their relationship. Julia insists that Michael be let go from the cast. However, when his replacement accepts a television role in California, Eileen must bring Michael back into the production.
With popular well-known actors such as Jack Davenport, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston along with new faces that include Katherine McPhee, Christian Borle and Raza Jaffrey, Smash entertains viewers with dramatic storylines, brilliant musical numbers and talented acting.
Smash Full Episode Guide:
Season 2 (74 full episodes, 46 clips available)
Episode 17 - The TONYS
First Aired: May 26, 2013
Episode 16 - The Nominations
First Aired: May 26, 2013
Episode 15 - The Transfer
First Aired: May 11, 2013
Episode 14 - The Phenomenon
First Aired: May 04, 2013
- Episode 13 - The Producers
- Episode 12 - Opening Night
- Episode 11 - The Dress Rehearsal
- Episode 10 - The Surprise Party
- Episode 9 - The Parents
- Episode 8 - The Bells And Whistles
- Episode 7 - Musical Chairs
- Episode 6 - The Fringe
- Episode 5 - The Read-Through
- Episode 4 - The Song
- Episode 3 - The Dramaturg
- Episode 2 - The Fallout
- Episode 1 - On Broadway
Season 1 (60 full episodes, 28 clips available)
- Episode 15 - Bombshell
- Episode 14 - Previews
- Episode 13 - Tech
- Episode 12 - Publicity
- Episode 11 - The Movie Star
- Episode 10 - Understudy
- Episode 9 - Hell On Earth
- Episode 8 - The Coup
- Episode 7 - The Workshop
- Episode 6 - Chemistry
- Episode 5 - Let's Be Bad
- Episode 4 - The Cost of Art
- Episode 3 - Enter Mr. DiMaggio
- Episode 2 - The Callback
- Episode 1 - Pilot
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