This NBC musical drama put a bright, sexy sheen on one of filmdom's most timeless tropes: Hey, kids, let's put on a show! Which "Smash" did, embedding songs and dance into the story of how a Broadway musical comes to life. Sure, "Smash" took knocks for unbelievable plotlines, cardboard characters and trite show tunes. It gave new life to the term "hate-watch" (that act of watching something solely to delight in its awfulness). So what? With a show-must-go-on defiance emblematic of Broadway, "Smash" never flagged in its unique charm and meticulous artistry. And if anything about it seemed over-the-top, its naysayers should consider the recent cockamamie real-life fraud that sank the Broadway musical "Rebecca." As "Smash" knows and demonstrated proudly, nothing is too wacky for Broadway.
By AP TV Writer Frazier Moore.
"Smash," the NBC musical drama, released an extended trailer to give viewers a sneak peek of what's to come.
In the show's second season, the rivalry continues between Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty). The trailer also shows a couple of new faces including Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes and Jesse L. Martin.
The show's creator, Theresa Rebeck, stepped down from her post in April and the drama was rebooted under new showrunner Josh Sanfran.
"Smash" is set for a two-hour premiere on Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. and will return the following week in its regular 10 p.m. time slot.
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