Someone should make a musical about the remaking of Smash between its first and second seasons. Let's call it Phantom of the Rewrite.
Or maybe The (New) Producers, seeing how NBC replaced the original creator/showrunner in hopes of calming this elaborate backstage drama's own behind-the-scenes creative turmoil, which manifested on screen in turgid and oft-ridiculed soap opera between the splashy production numbers (which are still mostly terrific). Smash 2.0 (Tuesday, 9/8c) wastes no time addressing, while slyly commenting on, the show's problem spots, many involving Debra Messing's character, insecure lyricist-librettist Julia Houston. Her dull husband, cloddish son and needy lover? History. Her hideous scarves? Mocked. Also soon to be gone. Along with reviled characters like the scheming, lurking Ellis and Karen's cheating ex, Dev.
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:
Monday, Oct. 29
90210 (The CW)
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying.
The Voice (NBC)
Grab your fighting gloves! Knock-out rounds...
Cheers to Virginia Williams for letting her hair down — literally and figuratively — on Fairly Legal.
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The How I Met Your Mother alum spent Season 1 of USA's quirky dramedy emanating a...
Ashley Williams has been tapped to star in TNT's Bird Dog, replacing Eliza Dushku as the lead, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Williams, 32, will play Gail McGrath, a cop who is forced to partner with her estranged father, also a policeman, who will be portrayed by...
Alan Dale has signed on for a recurring role on NBC's Undercovers, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The 63-year-old actor will play James Kelvin, the boss of Shaw (Gerald McRaney) and the man responsible for bringing Steven and Samantha Bloom back...