9:30pm – Thursday, September 6 on TV 3
Celebrating the beauty and heartbreak of the theatre, while following a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be on Broadway, Smash premieres on Thursday, September 6 th at 9:30pm on 3. Smash centers on the process of creating a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe – written by the successful song-writing duo of Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing).
“I am completely overjoyed,” Debra Messing says about her new role. “This is a new adventure for me because this challenges me in ways I’ve never been challenged before. It’s something that makes me excited to go to work every day.”
The series sees Julia beginning the process of adopting a child with her husband Frank (Brian d’Arcy James) of many years, but her focus is soon torn when she has the opportunity to write another Broadway hit.
A rivalry then forms for the lead role between a youthful, inexperienced Midwestern beauty Karen (Katharine McPhee) – who is trying to find fame in the big city against all odds – and stage veteran Ivy Bell (Megan Hilty), who’s determined to leave the chorus line and finally get her big break.
A tenacious producer, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) soon discovers the “Marilyn” project and jumps on board with a brilliant director, Derek (Jack Davenport) – whose talent is matched by his cunning and egocentric amorality. Make sure not to miss all this when Smash premieres on Thursday, September 6 th at 9:30pm on 3.