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'Smash' Renewed For Second Season

NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed musical drama ‘Smash’ for a second season.NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed musical drama ‘Smash’ for a second season.

NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed musical drama ‘Smash’ for a second season.

The announcement came earlier today, from NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. Smash’s renewal should come as no surprise; the musical series is NBC’s top-rated drama in the coveted 18-49 demographic, averaging a 3.4/9 share and 9.6 million total viewers.

The series follows the creation of a Broadway play about Marilyn Monroe, the lives of the cast, writers and producers as they struggle both professionally and personally. The ensemble drama stars American Idol’s Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty (9 to 5: The Musical), Emmy winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Oscar winner Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor) and Christian Borle (Legally Blonde: The Musical).

Developed from the mind of Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg and Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius), Smash features a litany of TV and Broadway vets behind the scenes, including Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray), David Marshal Grant (Brothers and Sisters) and Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (United States of Tara, The Borgias).

Smash is a production of Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic.

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