Smash Smash

Debra Messing graces our TVs again in NBC's mid-season musical Smash, debuting February 6, and this time, she's got another willful sidekick! The Emmy winner stars as a Broadway songwriter alongside Legally Blonde Tony Award nominee Christian Borle, who plays her writing partner.

"The chemistry of that relationship is so essential," says exec producer Theresa Rebeck. And while Messing's character stays behind the scenes, expect her to belt out a song or two. Does she make the Great White grade? "She sounds pretty good!" says Rebeck. That's music to our ears.

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