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'Smash' Christian Borle: 'My hair is totally different' in Season 2

Zap2it: You have done eight shows on Broadway, so how realistic is "Smash" as far as the behind-the-scenes action?Christian Borle: It is pretty real. The stakes are accurate; the passion everyone has for it is dead-on. And what is exciting about this season, the reboot of it, there is so much more focus on musicals. The details are great. And I was so happy to see in the script something so specific to the gypsy robe ceremony where the person who has been in the ensemble the most times receives the gypsy robe and walks in a counterclockwise circle around the stage. It has patches from every show that season. They are usually big patches like a quilted version of the show poster.Zap2it: How does the second season feel different?Christian Borle: My hair is different; let's start there. My hair is totally different. I think there is still, given the backdrop and the dedication to...

Smash Season 2 Episode 7 “Musical Chairs”

Smash season 2 Episode 7 "Musical Chairs" airs Tuesday March 19 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 7 "Musical Chairs" – New circumstances give rise to conflicts as Karen (Katharine McPhee), Tom (Christian Borle), Julia (Debra Messing) and Derek (Jack Davenport) adjust to their new surroundings. Tensions at "Liaisons" are also coming to a boil, ensuring that the show will find its place in Broadway history. Meanwhile, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) may have found the key to saving "Bombshell" with the help of her daughter, Katie (guest star Grace Gummer). Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus also star. Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Daniel Sunjata and Grace Gummer guest star. READ MORE...

First Look: Smash Goes to the Tonys

The struggling Smash , which NBC is moving to Saturdays starting April 6, will close out its second (and likely final) season in late May or early June by sending the main characters to the Tony Awards. A trip to Broadway's big night "was part of the pitch that got me the job," says executive producer Josh Safran , who took over as showrunner this season. "It's an event that doesn't necessarily ­require you to be nominated to be there. People attend, perform and present awards. And there is a song that involves the entire lead cast."

'Smash' and 'The Amazing Race' Among GLAAD Award Winners

The NBC musical show was dubbed Outstanding Drama Series at the March 16 event, where Anderson Cooper was honored with Vito Russo Award.

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

With NBC's struggling musical drama moving to Saturdays, executive producer Neil Meron says, "The future is still up in the air."

'Smash' moves to Saturdays as NBC shakes up its spring schedule

NBC has flown the white flag on "Smash," moving the show to Saturdays to play out the rest of its season.The move, which is effective April 6, banishes the show to the least-watched night of the week -- where, incidentally, its first Saturday airing will come opposite the NCAA Final Four on CBS. The network will also ship "Go On" from Tuesday to Thursday nights for its final two episodes of the season, with dating show "Ready for Love" taking over the vacant Tuesday real estate starting April 9."Go On" and "Smash" will continue in their current spots for the next couple of weeks. NBC also makes a point to note that "Smash" will finish out its 17-episode season after the move to Saturday.Meanwhile, "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" will keep airing two-hour episodes for most of its run, with the exception of March 31 and April 7, when one-hour episodes will follow encores of "The Voice."Here's...

'Smash's Megan Hilty: 'I lose my mind all over again'

Before she became Ivy, the chorus girl desperate to headline a Broadway show on NBC's "Smash," Megan Hilty had achieved this goal.She replaced Kristin Chenoweth in "Wicked" and played the Dolly Parton character in "9 to 5." Naturally, the TV series about the making of a Broadway musical resonated with her."It seems way too good to be true," Hilty tells Zap2it. "When I initially saw the script, it made me feel like I wouldn't get it. It seemed too good to be true. It really is an honor to get to represent my community on television."Last season, Ivy was a mess, making awful choices about men and abusing pills. Though part of the creative team trying to mount this show wants Ivy to star as Marilyn Monroe, the director does not. This season, she has turned around her life."Smash" is shot in New York, and the show's guest stars are often Broadway actors, including some of...

Smash Season 2 Episode 6 “The Fringe”

Smash season 2 Episode 6 "The Read Through" airs Tuesday March 12 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Smash Season 2 Episode 6 "The Fringe" – Derek (Jack Davenport) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) find themselves at a surprising crossroads, forcing one of them to make a difficult choice. Jerry’s (guest star Michael Cristofer) uneasy partnership with Eileen (Anjelica Huston) hits a snag, as does "Hit List’s" first performance at the Fringe Festival. Meanwhile, Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) last-ditch effort to save her and Terry’s (guest star Sean Hayes) show has unexpected results. Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin, Daniel Sunjata and Nikki Blonsky guest star. READ MORE...

Smash Exclusive: Megan Hilty Previews New Album, Ivy's Next Move

It’s a special Tuesday for Megan Hilty. Not only will we see her character, Ivy, tussle with guest star Sean Hayes on tonight’s episode of Smash , but the singer-actress' album, It Happens All The Time, is released today. While Ivy may be all about Broadway (and the same can be said for Wicked alum Hilty), her CD takes an unexpected route. We chatted with her Monday about it and, of course, whether Ivy is ever going to get back into Bombshell ...

'Smash' Videos: Jimmy Performs 'This Will Be Our Year,' 'Hit List' Debuts at the Fringe and More

Last week's Smash ended with Eileen in mid-sentence as she made her decision on which book the Marilyn musical will use for Broadway. Will it be the one from the workshop, or the current version that's told from the point of view of the men in Marilyn Monroe's life?