The musical dramedy “Smash” which is set to air every Monday nights on NBC is being compared to “Glee.” For one, it’s also a musical TV series but other than that, I think it differs from the Emmy Award-winning Fox show in many ways.
“Smash” tells the story of the making of a fictional stage show called Marilyn: The Musical, about the life of Marilyn Monroe. It stars Debra Messing, Angelica Houston, Broadway actress Megan Hilty and Idol’s Katherine McPhee. Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning songwriters of Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can, compose the show’s original tunes.
Smash, by the way, was one of eight honorees in the Most Exciting New Series category at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, voted by journalists who had seen the pilots.
Watch the preview of “Smash” here: