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MAR
17
1 month

'Smash's' Katharine McPhee to Star in CBS Genius Drama (Exclusive)

'Smash's' Katharine McPhee to Star in CBS Genius Drama (Exclusive)

Katharine McPhee is returning to the small screen.

The Smash and American Idol alum has booked the female lead in CBS' genius drama pilot Scorpion, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the life of Walter O'Brien, the drama revolves around Walter (Body of Proof's Elyes Gabel), an eccentric genius, and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

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JUN
27
10 MOS

'Smash' Repeats to Air on Ovation

'Smash' Repeats to Air on Ovation

After getting the ax from NBC, erstwhile Broadway drama Smash has found a new home on the arts-focused cable channel Ovation.

Ovation announced on Thursday that it will air the two-season series, which was canceled by NBC, on Fridays at 8 p.m. First season re-runs begin on July 19 with second-season episodes starting in November.

The series stars Debra Messing, Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee and Jeremy Jordan.

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JUN
10
10 MOS

Tonys: Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells and Laura Benanti Mourn TV Show Cancellations (Video)

Tonys: Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells and Laura Benanti Mourn TV Show Cancellations (Video)

What do Andrew Rannells, Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti have in common?

They all have major Broadway cred, and they've all had TV shows canceled.

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MAY
11
11 MOS

Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen.

After a 2012-13 season that featured a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on TV, this past week's wave of cancellations may drastically alter those statistics.

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MAY
11
11 MOS

Katharine McPhee on 'Smash' Cancelation: 'We Had Two Great Seasons; I Loved Every Minute'

Katharine McPhee on 'Smash' Cancelation: 'We Had Two Great Seasons; I Loved Every Minute'

Just one day before NBC officially announced the cancelation of Smash, star Katharine McPhee talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the inevitable conclusion of the fictional Broadway drama.

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MAY
10
11 MOS

NBC Cancels 'Smash' After Two Seasons

NBC Cancels 'Smash' After Two Seasons

The show is over for Smash

NBC has opted to cancel the much maligned Broadway musical drama starring Debra Messing, Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty. After a dismal return to NBC's 2012-13 schedule, the drama --which was rebooted under new showrunner Josh Safran-- was bumped to Saturdays in March.

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MAR
29
1 years

'Smash's' Krysta Rodriguez Goes to New Heights for 'Hit List' Song (Exclusive Video)

'Smash's' Krysta Rodriguez Goes to New Heights for 'Hit List' Song (Exclusive Video)

Krysta Rodriguez is reaching new heights on NBC's Smash.

The actress trained with AntiGravity -- an aerobatic performance company that has staged shows for President Obama, Britney Spears, Bill Gates and more -- to perform the Hit List original track "Reach for Me."

In an exclusive clip below, Rodriguez performs the track -- penned by Andrew McMahon -- while dangling in the air.

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MAR
25
1 years

'Smash's' Debra Messing to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot

'Smash's' Debra Messing to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot

With Smash relegated to Saturdays, star Debra Messing already has moved on.

The Will & Grace Emmy winner has landed the starring role in CBS' untitled comedy pilot from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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MAR
17
1 years

'Smash' Producers 'Disappointed' by Viewership, Stars Urge Fans to Rally

'Smash' Producers 'Disappointed' by Viewership, Stars Urge Fans to Rally

For at least one night, Saturday brought good news to the cast and crew of Smash.

The NBC musical drama won the GLAAD award for outstanding television drama, earning the prize in a hotel that, quite appropriately, overlooked Broadway. It was a brief respite from the show's recent struggles; facing a ratings decline in its sophomore season, Smash last week was moved by the network from its plum Tuesday night time slot to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning April 6.

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MAR
13
1 years

NBC Moves 'Smash' to Saturdays

NBC Moves 'Smash' to Saturdays

NBC has made a slew of scheduling changes for the coming weeks, as The Voice prepares its return.

The network said Wednesday that struggling sophomore drama Smash has been relegated to 9 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 6 and will continue to air in the slot until the 17-episode season ends.

The second-season premiere flopped in early February, averaging a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers, with its most recent episode drawing fewer than 3 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in same-day viewing.

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In its place, NBC has slotted the unscripted relationship show Ready for Love from producer Eva Longoria on April 9 with a two-hour premiere beginning at 9 p.m. following The Voice, which launches season four March 25.

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MAR
7
1 years

'Smash': Are Things Looking Up for Jeremy Jordan? (Exclusive Video)

'Smash': Are Things Looking Up for Jeremy Jordan? (Exclusive Video)

Has Jimmy's time to shine arrived on NBC's Smash?

After struggling with his script for The Hit List, Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) seems to be in a good place ahead of the debut of his new musical at the Fringe Festival.

PHOTOS: Marilyn vs. Marilyn: A Day in the Life of NBC's 'Smash'

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FEB
27
1 years

'Smash': Sean Hayes Makes His Crazy Debut (Exclusive Video)

'Smash': Sean Hayes Makes His Crazy Debut (Exclusive Video)

Sean Hayes is heading to NBC's Smash and he's bringing the crazy with him.

Hayes plays Terrence Falls, a comedic TV and film star eyeing a career transformation by making his Broadway debut in the musical Liaisons. However, due to a series of comedic circumstances, he becomes a thorn in the side of Ivy and other characters.

PHOTOS: Marilyn vs. Marilyn: A Day in the Life of NBC's 'Smash'

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FEB
20
1 years

'Smash' First Look: Jeremy Jordan Makes Waves With Christian Borle (Exclusive Video)

'Smash' First Look: Jeremy Jordan Makes Waves With Christian Borle (Exclusive Video)

Karen (Katharine McPhee) might hold the answer to one of Tom's (Christian Borle) biggest questions on next week's Smash.

The writer-producer has been tasked with overseeing Ronnie's (Jennifer Hudson) televised concert special, but takes time out of his busy schedule to give Karen's new talent Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) a listen.

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FEB
12
1 years

TV Ratings: 'The Americans,' 'The Following' Lead Midseason's Top DVR Performers

TV Ratings: 'The Americans,' 'The Following' Lead Midseason's Top DVR Performers

Those concerned by The Americans' steep ratings drop in its second episode should find some confidence in the series' latest DVR returns.

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