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So Long, 'Smash'

The "Smash" series finale ended with a big musical number. The troubled NBC musical drama ended its run on TV with a musical number performed by Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty. The song, "Big Finish," was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and Hilty said she was pleased with it and the series finale . Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/G8rexeG55Sc/smash-series-finale-nbc_n_3342001.html

Smash Series Finale 2013 “The Nominations; The Tonys”

Smash season 2 Episode 16 & 17 “The Nominations; The Tonys” airs Sunday May 26 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 16 & 17 “The Nominations; The Tonys” – It’s a crucial moment for both shows as Tony nominations loom, but keeping your eye on the prize can be hard. As Tom (Christian Borle) crosses an influential Tony voter and Ivy (Megan Hilty) copes with some very distracting news, Derek’s (Jack Davenport) past has repercussions for the entire “Hit List” team. On Tony night, the awards might not provide the answers everyone is looking for. As Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) faces a final reckoning, Tom, Julia (Debra Messing), Derek (Jack Davenport), Karen (Katharine McPhee), Ivy, and most of all, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) wait to see if the ceremony will confirm their place in the Broadway pantheon once and for all. Rosie O’Donnell, Cheyenne Jackson, Ron Rifkin, and Bernadette Peters guest star. READ MORE...

'Smash' series finale: Megan Hilty doesn't want 'a lot of hate mail'

"Congratulations! You're pregnant."That bombshell -- as it were -- ended the next-to-last episode of NBC's "Smash," and it sends Broadway star Ivy Lynn into Sunday's (May 26) two-hour finale with very conflicted emotions. As played by actual Great White Way veteran Megan Hilty, Ivy has become the toast of New York as Marilyn Monroe in the musical "Bombshell," but the unexpected news from her doctor is among the things she must deal with before the series' final curtain comes down."I'll be in Hawaii" watching the finale's broadcast, a cheerful Hilty tells Zap2it. "I'm going to go to the bar with my boyfriend and all my friends, and we'll watch it at the resort." That will follow the stint Hilty had Thursday (May 23) and Friday (May 24) with the Boston Pops at the city's Symphony Hall, certainly including show tunes in the program.Hilty says she had fair warning about Ivy's surprising doctor's phone call, regarding... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/smash-series-finale-megan-hilty-doesnt-want-a-lot-of-hate-mail.html

Smash Season 2 Episode 15 “The Transfer”

Smash season 2 Episode 15 “The Transfer” airs Saturday May 11 on NBC (8-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 15 “The Transfer” – With his sights set on the Tony, Tom (Christian Borle) pulls out all the stops at a Houston & Levitt tribute night, but can Julia (Debra Messing) turn away from “Hit List” long enough to help? Ivy (Megan Hilty) is afraid of damaging her reputation when Tom asks her to perform a risqué number. The cast of “Hit List” is rocked by a betrayal close to home. Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez also star. READ MORE...

'Smash' Season 3 a no-go - NBC cancels the troubled show after two seasons

The fat lady has sung: "Smash" will go dark after a troubled two-season run on NBC.The network officially confirmed that the musical drama would not return for a third season on Friday (May 10), though the announcement was hardly a surprise: The show was shifted to Saturdays to finish out its second season after returning to disappointing ratings and star Debra Messing sought other work, landing a pilot at CBS.NBC will move "Smash" out of its Saturday death-slot to wrap up with a two-hour series finale on Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m., a scheduling choice that had been made prior to the show's official cancellation. Are you disappointed that NBC has silenced "Smash"?... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/smash-season-3-a-no-go---nbc-cancels-the-troubled-show-after-two-seasons.html

Smash Season 2 Episode 14 “The Phenomenon”

Smash season 2 Episode 14 “The Phenomenon ” airs Saturday May 4 on NBC (8-9:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 14 “The Phenomenon” – An unexpected event bonds both “Bombshell” and “Hit List.” Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Andy Mientus star. Bernadette Peters and Jesse L. Martin guest star. READ MORE...

'Smash': Did Kyle die or survive in 'The Phenomenon'?

"Smash" is pretty much a dead series airing on NBC these days, but even shows on life support can still surprise viewers. And "Smash" may have done that this week with the death of Andy Mientus' character Kyle, the co-writer of this season's new musical "Hit List."Last week's episode climaxed with a dramatic montage of Mientus singing Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye" -- intended as a farewell to his friend and creative partner Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) -- and ended on a shocking cliffhanger when Kyle was struck by a car. (While singing! Never change, "Smash"!)What could have been a prolonged drama -- or simply a brush with death meant to ultimately reunite Kyle and Jimmy -- instead was abruptly resolved in "The Phenomenon": Kyle died.And instead of reuniting Kyle and Jimmy, Kyle's death helped patch up the damage between Jimmy and Karen (Katharine McPhee), while reminding Tom (Christian Borle) that his friendship with Julia (Debra Messing)... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/smash-did-kyle-die-or-survive-in-the-phenomenon.html

Smash Season 2 Episode 13 “The Producers”

Smash season 2 Episode 13 “The Producers” airs Saturday April 27 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 13 “The Producers” – An off-the-rail Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) threatens “Hit List’s” future, as Karen (Katharine McPhee), Derek (Jack Davenport), Ana (Krysta Rodriguez) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) try to help him before something bad happens. Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia’s (Debra Messing) partnership is strained to the breaking point just as Ivy (Megan Hilty), Eileen (Anjelica Huston), and the entire “Bombshell” team are running themselves ragged to outshine the competition. Jeremy Jordan and Leslie Odom, Jr. also star. Kathie Lee Gifford and Jesse L. Martin guest star. READ MORE...

'Smash' moves to Sunday for season finale: Glimmer of hope for the NBC series?

It's not been an easy road for "Smash." The beleaguered NBC show, once seen as the Peacock network's great big hope, never quite lived up to the promise of its exceptional pilot. After some shuffling behind the scenes between Seasons 1 and 2, its return this spring failed to ignite any spark, prompting NBC to banish the show to Saturday nights, seemingly sealing its fate.But could there still be hope for "Smash"? On Wednesday (April 24), NBC revealed that the two-hour season finale (yes, they're still calling it a season finale) would take place not in the Saturday graveyard, but on Sunday, May 26.Now, the scheduling switcheroo could be viewed in one of two ways. If you're a glass-half-full sort of person, this could be seen as a last ditch effort by the network to drum up interest (and viewers) for a series they've been passionate about. On the flip side (and the more likely... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/smash-moves-to-sunday-for-season-finale-glimmer-of-hope-for-the-nbc-series.html

Smash Season 2 Episode 12 “Opening Night”

Smash season 2 Episode 12 “Opening Night” airs Saturday April 20 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 12 “Opening Night” – It’s “Bombshell’s” opening night. As Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) nerves get the better of her, support comes from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) look to their next project. “Bombshell’s” success may be in jeopardy as Eileen’s (Anjelica Huston) issues with Richard (guest star Jamey Sheridan) come to a head. Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) finally opens up to Karen (Katharine McPhee) about his past, but is it too little too late? Jack Davenport, Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus also star. Rosie O’Donnell, Bernadette Peters, Jesse L. Martin and Jamey Sheridan guest star. READ MORE...
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