“Smash” is an American musical drama series that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater, revolving around the creation of a new musical based on the life of the late Marilyn Monroe.
It follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have only one common desire – to be a “Smash”.
The series, a production of DreamWorks Television, was premiered on NBC in the US on 6th February 2012 and is co-produced by world-famous movie-making entrepreneur, Steven Spielberg. Its pilot episode was watched by a whopping number of 11.44 million viewers.
Because it garnered so much positive feedback and the momentum quickly picked up a throng of followers, on 22nd March 2012, it was reported that NBC renewed Smash for a second season:
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The story starts with a successful songwriting team (portrayed by Debra Messing and Christian Borle) who begin to work on the said Marilyn Monroe-esque musical. Then comes a tenacious producer (played by Anjelica Houston) with something to prove.
The excitement grows once casting of the title role begins. And from there onwards, it’s one hell of a rollercoacter ride that will culminate on opening night when the audience will determine whether it will be a smash.
Smash. Indeed. Could this be the series to give FOX’s “GLEE” a run for their money? We’ll see. Catch Smash every Monday at 9pm on DIVA Universal, Astro Channel 702!
For more information, visit Smash NBC’s official website.