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Monday, February 4, 2013

LORI RACKL: “Smash” goes for drama in second season

After an uneven first season that gave rise to the term “hate-watching,” NBC's musical drama “Smash” is back for round two. This TV show about Broadway theater — the drama on both sides of the curtain — has had some changes heading into its second more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 2/4/2013 6:05:42 PM -08:00 )

Not the same old song-and-dance as 'Smash' returns
"Smash" is back for its second season of sassy, sexy (and musical!) Broadway derring-do, both on stage and behind the scenes. Last season this series dramatized the blossoming of "Bombshell," an exciting new musical about Marilyn Monroe, from its initial more
New York Daily News ( 2/4/2013 5:11:19 PM -08:00 )

Megan Hilty wears rolled-up long johns underneath a floral dress as she films
Megan Hilty wears rolled-up long johns underneath a floral dress as she filmsShe is currently filming the second season of her hit NBC show Smash in chilly New York. And Megan Hilty was in need of some extra warmth as she hit the streets of Manhattan in her summery floral dress on Monday. The 31-year-old actress was seen more
Daily Mail ( 2/4/2013 3:47:17 PM -08:00 )

Sing Out to the Balcony? Oh, Wait, It's Just TV
Sing Out to the Balcony? Oh, Wait, ItThe conventional wisdom about the first season of “Smash,” NBC's musical within a soap opera, was that it started on a high note it couldn't sustain. The pilot received overwhelmingly positive reviews, but by the last episode it was hard to find anyone who more
New York Times ( 2/4/2013 3:16:57 PM -08:00 )

'Smash' returns with a new attitude: Apologetic
Characters are gone and story lines retooled in an attempt to recapture the Broadway magic. Smash NBC season 2. Katharine McPhee returns as Karen Cartwright in the second season of 'Smash.' (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn, NBC) more
USA TODAY ( 2/4/2013 3:16:54 PM -08:00 )

Megan Hilty on Smash Season Two, Breakups, and Ivy's Glamorous New Look
Megan Hilty on Smash Season Two, Breakups, and IvyThe much-anticipated second season of Smash, NBC's love-to-hate-it musical drama, begins Tuesday. With expectations high—series creator Theresa Rebeck and the Season One creative leadership were swapped out for Gossip Girl showrunner Josh more
Vanity Fair ( 2/4/2013 8:55:45 AM -08:00 )

'Bombshell' Doesn't Exist, but Its Songs Are Real Hits
At the Monster, a bar in Greenwich Village, Phil Kadet played the piano and Richard Perry/The New York Times At the Monster, a bar in Greenwich Village, Phil Kadet played the piano and Paul Hagen, in checked shirt, sang along with other customers. more
New York Times (blog) ( 2/4/2013 7:30:30 AM -08:00 )

"Smash' changes a few things as it starts season two
"SmashAs NBC's Broadway-musical drama “Smash” prepares to launch its second season at 9 p.m. Tuesday, it's no secret the network thinks the show needs some resets to get back onto the star track. Want proof? In a short, lighthearted scene toward the end of more
New York Daily News ( 2/3/2013 3:06:48 AM -08:00 )

Smash's New Boss Tries to Turn Hate-Watchers into Hope-Watchers in Season 2
All eyes are on Smash as the NBC musical drama prepares to unveil its second season on Tuesday (9/8c on NBC). But it's not because fans are dying to know whether Ivy (Megan Hilty) survived her possible pill overdose or if Karen (Katharine McPhee) more
TV Guide ( 2/4/2013 7:20:28 PM -08:00 )

Retooled 'Smash' is back, 'bigger'
Jennifer Hudson (left) as Veronica Moore, and Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright on 'Smash.' / NBC. Written by. Mike Hughes. For the Lansing State Journal. Filed Under. Things to do · Things to do - Television. To watch. • “Smash” opens a new season 9 more
Lansing State Journal ( 2/4/2013 5:21:01 PM -08:00 )

Second season for 'Smash,' the musical heads for Broadway
What: Two-hour season two premiere of the musical drama, starring Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston. When: 9 p.m. Tuesday. Where: NBC. "That was then and this is now," director Derek Wills tells the cast of the fictional more
Long Beach Press-Telegram ( 2/4/2013 3:25:54 PM -08:00 )

Macon's Sasha Hutchings making TV debut, set to make Broadway return
MaconSasha Hutchings remembers watching NBC's “Smash” last year and thinking the television show captured all the drama of trying to make it on Broadway. Now art is imitating life, as the aspiring young dancer from Macon makes her television debut on the more
Macon Telegraph (blog) ( 2/4/2013 3:10:34 PM -08:00 )

Macon Native to Appear on 'SMASH' Tuesday Night
Macon Native to Appear on A 24-year-old Macon woman makes her television debut this week on Tuesday's episode of "SMASH" which airs on NBC. According to a news release, Sasha Hutchings is a professional dancer--also taking the stage on Broadway in "Motown the more
13WMAZ ( 2/4/2013 1:16:50 PM -08:00 )

“Smash” Season 2 brings changes, Jennifer Hudson
“Smash” Season 2 brings changes, Jennifer HudsonWhen the second season of Smash premieres on NBC Tuesday night (Feb. 5, 9pm ET), fans of the first season might feel like they are watching an entirely different show. And with new producers, actors — including Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson — and the more
Channel Guide Magazine (blog) ( 2/4/2013 1:06:10 PM -08:00 )

'Smash' Cast Previews Jennifer Hudson and Liza Minnelli
The cast of Smash returns to the NBC airwaves for a second season of musical drama and stage competition in a two-hour premiere Tuesday, February 5. Ahead of Tuesday night's Season 2 premiere, the cast of Smash assembled to preview what it was like more
Deadbolt ( 2/4/2013 12:13:52 PM -08:00 )

NBC's 'Smash' season 2 spoilers: Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty tease premiere
NBCFor those of you who love “Smash,” it has undoubtedly been a long and very difficult wait between the end of last season and the start of this one. However, you have to be feeling rather great about the fact that there are new episodes of the NBC hit on more
CarterMatt.com ( 2/4/2013 11:20:13 AM -08:00 )

Listen to the Premiere of Katharine McPhee's New Smash Song
Hit show Smash returns to NBC February 5th and we've got the first listen to Katharine McPhee's new, original song “Caught in the Storm.” In the back-to-back two hour special premiere event, a scandal puts Bombshell's fate in jeopardy, while new talent is more
98FM ( 2/4/2013 11:06:16 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' Star Megan Hilty on THRS
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Fans of the NBC hit drama Smash, listen up, we talked with Megan Hilty about the new season. You can catch the two-hour premiere Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WAVY-TV10. Comments. Opinions that are derogatory, more
WAVY-TV ( 2/4/2013 10:17:11 AM -08:00 )

How Smash Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Hate-Watchers
Can Smash be saved? The first season of NBC's drama about the mounting of a new Broadway musical was so mocked online that it became cool to discuss how terrible it was, thus helping complete the great hate-watching hat trick of 2012 (See also: The more
Vulture ( 2/4/2013 9:34:40 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' Star Megan Hilty Talks Season Two! "Everything Changes About Ivy
If you watched season one of NBC's Smash, then you know that Megan Hilty had one heck of a role to play. As wannabe leading lady Ivy Lynn, first she was cast as the lead role of Marilyn Monroe in the Broadway bound show Bombshell—only to lose it to her more
OK! Magazine ( 2/4/2013 8:59:36 AM -08:00 )