Smash executive producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's high-energy music and lyrics for the show's fictional play Bombshell helped earn the NBC drama a Golden Globe nod for Best Comedy/Musical. For Season 2, premiering February 5, the duo have composed tunes for other faux Broadway shows that will compete with Bombshell for ticket sales as the Marilyn Monroe-themed production nears its premiere.
Sean Hayes could be returning full time to primetime next season. The Will & Grace alum has signed on to executive produce and star in a new NBC sitcom project from writer Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted).
Up All Night
Get ready to see the wild 2004 wedding of Up All Night's Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Chris (Will Arnett), courtesy of a flashback that will air December 13.
The episode also...
Up All Night
Up All Night's second season is barely recognizable from the workplace comedy we saw last year. While the core actors Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph remain the same, the trio's been placed inside a...
Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty
The curtains closed on Smash's first season with mediocre reviews, but the show must go on. With a major cast overhaul, including Jennifer Hudson headlining some big-name guest stars, things are looking up for Season 2, which returns to NBC in January.
Executive producer Neil Meron, who also produced the remake of Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, spilled some details at Magnolia's premiere. Hudson will...
A familiar face is returning for Smash's second season.
Bernadette Peters will reprise her role as Leigh Conroy, the mother of Megan Hilty's Ivy, Vulture reports.
Bernadette Peters on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation and what she'd do on Glee
Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett
The first season of Up All Night ended on a high note, with Chris (Will Arnett) finally getting to propose to Reagan (Christina Applegate) the way he'd always dreamed. But don't expect everything to be romance and rainbows when the show returns for its sophomore season Thursday at 8:30/7:30c. Creator and executive producer Emily Spivey and producer Tucker Cawley spoke to TVGuide.com about the huge changes coming to this season, which kicks off with some very bad news for Reagan and Ava (Maya Rudolph).
Smash has tapped another musical veteran for its upcoming season.
Nikki Blonsky, who starred in the 2007 film version of Hairspray, has landed a recurring role in NBC's Broadway drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Though there's no word on who she'll be playing, Smash star Wes Brown broke the casting news by tweeting a picture of the actress on set.
Jesse L. Martin
Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin is heading to NBC's musical series Smash, Deadline reports.
Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Sean Hayes
Six years after saying goodbye to his Emmy-winning "Just Jack" alter ego on Will & Grace, Sean Hayes is returning to NBC. He'll be recurring on Smash and is developing his own comedy series. But first up comes an amusing arc as a passive-aggressive nemesis to Ava (Maya Rudolph) on Up All Night.
"My character, Walter, used to be...