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Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston, Raza Jaffrey, Megan Hilty, Jaime Cepero, Jeremy Jordan , Krysta Rodriguez, Leslie Odom Jr., Daniel Sunjata

'Smash' and 'The Amazing Race' Among GLAAD Award Winners

March 18, 2013 08:03:09

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced some of the winners of its 24th annual Media Awards in New York on Saturday, March 16. Hosted by "" anchors Lara Spencer, Josh Elliott and Sam Champion, the event saw "" and "" as the winners in TV field.

The struggling NBC show, which stars and , nabbed the Outstanding Drama Series title, beating out the likes of "" and "". The CBS long-running competition series was hailed as Outstanding Reality Program. It edged out "" and "" among other contenders.

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NBC Moves 'Smash' to Saturdays, Announces Other Schedule Changes

March 14, 2013 09:03:29

NBC has made some adjustments to its schedule. The network moves "", which has been struggling in ratings since entering its second season, from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 9 P.M. starting April 6. The show will air all remaining episodes.

To fill in the Tuesday slot, new dating series "" which is executive produced by will air in a two-hour block at 9 P.M. starting April 9. It follows "" which will premiere the fourth season on March 25.

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'Smash' Season 2 Premiere Ratings Take Big Plunge

February 07, 2013 09:02:28

"" takes a deep ratings dive in its return. The two-hour premiere of the second season on Tuesday, February 5 only drew 4.5 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

It was down 71% from the first season opener, which landed the post-Super Bowl spot. While it would be unfair to compare the season 2 premiere to the 2012 debut boosted by the NFL game, the recent outing also showed a significant 40% drop from the first season finale.

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'Smash' 2.03 Preview: Karen Fears Losing Her Marilyn Role

February 06, 2013 04:02:53

Having just returned with its second season, "" teases what's coming next on the show via a promo video. Karen's relationship with Jimmy, played by new cast member Jeremy Jordan, is one of the highlights in the sneak peek in addition to her career.

As she grows closer to Jimmy, Karen feels insecure about her part on "Bombshell". She fears that she may never play Marilyn again, but Derek convinces her he won't let that happen. However, it seems that Karen will continue to feel threatened as long as Ivy is present around her.

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'Smash' Season 2 Extended Promo Teases More Drama and New Romance

November 20, 2012 04:11:30

An extended look at "" season 2 has made its way out via Yahoo!. The approximately 4-minute sneak peek promises more drama as Karen and Ivy are still at each other's throats, with both seemingly facing similar problem as they try so hard to impress Derek.

After breaking up with Jaffrey, Karen will soon find a new love in Jeremy Jordan's character. Tensions arise between longtime songwriting partners Julia and Tom, while Eileen drops the bad news that she faces some funding issue for their Broadway show.

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Liza Minnelli to Guest Star and Sing on 'Smash'

November 14, 2012 08:11:59

"" nabs another real-life Broadway star for its second season. has been booked to appear in an episode titled "The Surprise Party" which is slated to air in spring 2013. The Sally Bowles of "Cabaret" film will play herself and sing an original song with show's regular Christian Borle.

"Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway," Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, praises the Hollywood vet when announcing her casting.

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Sneak Peek: Jennifer Hudson Gives Advice to Katharine McPhee on 'Smash'

August 09, 2012 09:08:46

The first look at on "" has been shared in a new preview for NBC's primetime line-up. Debuted during the Olympics on Tuesday night, August 7, the video offers a glimpse at the "" alumna in character as Veronica Moore, who tells 's Karen, "Someone's always waiting to take you down, honey."

J-Hud's recurring character is described as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen and Ivy (Megan Hilty). "Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said when announcing her casting.

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Jennifer Hudson Is a Broadway Star on 'Smash'

June 23, 2012 09:06:04

"" has added another "" alumna to its cast ensemble. The -starring series has tapped in a recurring role of Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

"We're thrilled to have Jennifer Hudson coming to 'Smash'," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said on Friday, June 22. "This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business, and that's a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson. Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it."

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'Smash' Adds Tony Nominee Jeremy Jordan as Series Regular

June 15, 2012 10:06:05

"" has tapped Broadway star Jeremy Jordan as a new series regular in the second season. The 27-year-old, who received a nomination at 2012 Tony Awards for his role as Jack Kelly in Disney's musical "Newsies", will play a very sexy Brooklyn-born singer with a self-destructive streak.

Jordan is one of the actors cast to fill the voids after the show cut three regular actors, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James and Jaime Cepero. Recurring guest star Will Chase is not going to return either.

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'Smash' to Cut Four Stars in Season 2

May 23, 2012 08:05:43

When "" returns with its second season, viewers will have to bid goodbye to four characters. Reports say season 1 regulars Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James and Jaime Cepero, as well as recurring guest star Will Chase will leave the show.

Jaffrey portrays Karen's () cheating fiance who was dumped by the Broadway star in the season finale. James plays Julia's () husband, who saw his wife comforting her former flame Michael (Chase) in the last episode.

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'Smash' 1.12 Preview: Katharine McPhee Goes Bollywood, Gets Into Uma Thurman's Trap

April 17, 2012 02:04:38

"" will take on Bollywood in its upcoming episode. A glimpse of an Indian-themed musical number is shared in a newly released preview for the next outing with 's Karen on the lead.

In another scene, Karen is seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall (guest star ), who likely hides an ulterior motive. The movie star prompts an argument between her and Karen's boyfriend Dev during a dinner, and admits in front of Derek that she wants to get rid off Karen.

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'Smash' 1.10 Preview Featuring Uma Thurman

April 03, 2012 03:04:44

A movie star may steal the limelight from Karen and Ivy when "" returns next week. will guest star in the upcoming episode as the mercurial Rebecca Duvall, who can boost "Marilyn". However, Eileen gets a new problem when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba.

Derek puts Karen in as understudy, but she must learn to perform under extreme pressure as he threatens to break her will. Meanwhile, her relationship with Dev is put to the test as the latter asks if the former is willing to give up her acting career.

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'Smash' 1.09 Preview: Ivy Stumbles on Stage, Karen Lands New Gig

March 27, 2012 02:03:06

Ivy and Karen are going head to head once again in the next episode of "" as they compete for an orange juice commercial. This time, Karen seemingly nabs the job since she is featured happily announcing, "I got it," in a preview for the said outing.

Possibly enraged by her loss, Ivy mocks Karen by saying, "You're nothing special. There are thousands of girls just like you." Later, when taking part in a show which requires her to dress in a fairy-like costume, the veteran actress takes a tumble when walking on the stage.

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'Smash' Cast Rejoice Over Second Season Renewal

March 23, 2012 08:03:00

The cast members of "" are celebrating after the TV show was officially greenlighted for another season. excitedly tweeted "Yes!" after the renewal announcement was made, while her co-star Megan Hilty re-tweeted a post from her fan, "We're getting a season 2!!!!!!!!"

As for Raza Jaffrey, the Dev Sundaram depicter wrote a longer note than those of his two female co-stars. The on-screen boyfriend of McPhee graciously posted on his own page, "Thanks for all kind words of delight + support for announcement @NBCSmash Season2. Here's to more of what you've loved and a few surprises!"

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'Smash' 1.08 Preview: Would Karen Betray Tom and Julia?

March 20, 2012 03:03:01

The people behind "Marilyn the Musical" will be rocked with a betrayal issue in the next episode of "". While the team deals with the aftermath of the workshop, Derek recruits Karen to sing a new song without noticing Tom and Julia in an effort to steal the project from the two writers.

Seeing the offer from Derek as a huge opportunity, Karen might be accused by Ivy of stabbing Tom and Julia in the back. Ivy herself remains in the dark about her fate in the musical.

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'Smash': Nick Jonas Returns in Season Finale, Someone Has to Go in Next Episode

March 13, 2012 03:03:58

After guest starring in the February 27 episode of "", is set to return to the show before it wraps its first season. The singer playing Nate in "" will reprise his role as Lyle West, a sitcom star who began his career as a child actor in a Broadway production, in the season finale that will air May 14.

When previously asked if he will return for another guest stint, Jonas said, "I think that there has been talk about it, but I haven't really heard an official word yet... If they do have me back it really provides an opportunity for him to get deeper into it and kind of dig in and get more involved." In the February outing, his character Lyle struck a deal with Eileen to become an investor in the musical.

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'Smash' 1.05 Sneak Peeks: Ivy Feels Humiliated, Derek Wants to Replace Her

February 28, 2012 03:02:56

Ivy does not completely secure the lead role in "Marilyn the Musical". Not pleased with Ivy's performance during rehearsal, Derek thinks about replacing her in the next episode of "", but he won't likely get support from Tom.

Ivy feels humiliated by Derek after being stopped while singing, and senses trouble in her relationship with the director at the same time. She also shows no sign that she will put aside her rivalry with Karen when the newcomer tries to convince her that she is not a threat to the veteran actress.

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'Smash' 1.03 Preview: Julia Meets Old Flame, Karen Joins the Ensemble

February 15, 2012 03:02:56

Since the female lead in Marilyn musical has been cast, the next episode of "" will move on to address the search for the lead actor. Everyone's favorite to play Joe DiMaggio opposite Ivy is Michael Swift, who happens to be Julia's old flame.

Michael seemingly still has feelings for Julia as he is seen praising her when they meet to talk about the play. Things may get more complicated as people later discover that he is holding a secret.

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'Smash' 1.02 Clip: Katharine McPhee Channels Marilyn Monroe, Performs Original Song

February 10, 2012 02:02:50

Auditioning for the lead role in a musical, 's Karen will be seen as the late iconic star when "" returns with a new episode next week. A newly released sneak peek has teased what she will do in order to prove that she deserves the part.

The clip opens with Karen singing an original song "The 20th Century Fox Mambo" in what seems to be a rehearsal. Halfway through the performance, Karen transforms into Marilyn as the dancers around her also have their costumes changed.

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Megan Hilty Credits 'Glee' for Opening Doors to 'Smash'

February 06, 2012 02:02:50

The upcoming premiere of "" may bring a new competition for another musical series "", but Megan Hilty is not hesitant to sing praise for her show's potential rival. Speaking to MTV News, the Ivy Lynn depicter on the new NBC show admits that the -starring series opened doors to her show.

"Thank God for 'Glee,' because they really opened doors for our show, specifically, to make it possible for us to do this," so says the former Glinda depicter on Broadway play "Wicked". "They made it socially acceptable and even cool to love the arts, and hopefully our show will do the same, but they really were the people who started that and busted down those doors, so thank God for that."

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2012 Midseason TV Guide (Part 1/2)

December 21, 2011 04:12:12

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