The movie star has some big ideas for Marilyn.
At 10pm Smash was steady with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, tied for its season low. Smash received only 6.02 million viewers versus last week’s 6.03 million viewers. Smash fans, we need a game plan!
Check out the Smash 1×11 promo video. Synopsis: “Bombshell” is turned upside-down by the arrival of movie star Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman). Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) are drawn into an uneasy alliance against their new rival — but can they overcome their history? The romance between Tom (Christian Borle) and Sam (Leslie Odom, Jr.) heats up, while Julia (Debra Messing) and Frank (Brian D’Arcy James) must put aside their differences to address a family crisis.
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On tonight’s new episode of “Smash,” we are going to see the arrival of a new character who very much could have consequences for our current two contenders to play Marilyn Monroe. After all, she is a Hollywood star.
Speaking to TVLine, Megan Hilty (Ivy) described just what her character’s feeling is going to be after hearing that Rebecca Duvall (played by Uma Thurman) is going to be entering the picture as a serious contender for the role:
“The reception [Rebecca] gets is very mixed … Some people think she will save the show, some think she’ll do damage to it… and some don’t see any need for a star.
Movie stars are always a threat to everybody … The more famous you are, especially on Broadway, the more you trump everybody else.”
Will Duvall get the part? That is to be seen, but expect to see the character around for pretty much the remainder of the season.
Karen confesses an unpleasant secret to Dev, who quickly goes ballistic.
Could “Smash” be headed to Broadway? When NBC developed the prime-time TV musical drama about cutthroat competition on Broadway, the network buttoned up the rights for a Broadway version of the TV show.
The series about the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, which NBC recently renewed for a second season, is a long way from getting to the real Broadway. Still, the show has been a passion project for NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt for years, and it boasts a large cast of executive producers with elite pedigrees and credentials in the theater world.
Steven Spielberg brought the idea for a TV show about a Broadway musical to Greenblatt about three years ago, when Greenblatt was head of entertainment at premium cable channel Showtime. But Showtime’s tight budget provided little canvas for Greenblatt to paint an ambitious slate of programming.
04/23/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman) — but can Rebecca be trusted? What will Karen’s ascent mean to her relationship with Dev (Raza Jaffrey)? And will Rebecca drive Derek (Jack Davenport) insane? Eileen (Anjelica Huston) introduces new beau Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye) to ex-husband Jerry (guest star Michael Cristofer), while Julia (Debra Messing) panics when her son Leo (Emory Cohen) goes missing. Megan Hilty and Christian Borle also star.
The Smash: Season 1 Episode Guide has been updated.
Derek comes to Karen with some upsetting news.