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1.2 - The Callback (February 13, 2012)
1.3 - Enter Mr. Dimaggio (February 20, 2012)
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1.6 - Chemistry (March 12, 2012)
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1.9 - Hell on Earth (April 2, 2012)
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SEASON 1 SOUNDTRACK . . .
- Katharine: "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera (1.1)
- Megan: "The National Pastime" - Original (1.1)
- Katharine & Megan: "Let Me Be Your Star" - Original (1.1)
- Katharine: "Call Me" by Blondie (1.2)
- Katharine: "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson (1.3)
- Megan: "Let's Be Bad" - Original (1.5)
- Katharine: "Rumour Has It" by Adele (1.5)
- Katharine: "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane (1.6)
- Katharine: "Shake It Out" by Florence + the Machine (1.6)
- Katharine & Megan: "Cheers" by Rihanna (1.9)
- Katharine: "20th Century Fox Mambo" - Original (1.?)
- Bernadette Peters: "Rose's Turn" (1.?)
American Idol alumna-turned-actress Katharine McPhee has landed a co-starring role in the NBC hourlong pilot Smash, which will feature the Idol Season 5 runner-up sing. The pilot, from DreamWorks TV and UMS, is based on an idea by Steven Spielberg and follows a cross section of characters who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical on Broadway led by the musical's composer Tom and lyricist Julia (Debra Messing). McPhee will play a beautiful struggling actress who goes to all lengths (including sexual favors for the producer) to book the role of Marilyn Monroe in the musical. Also recently cast in the pilot, written by Theresa Rebeck and to be directed by Michael Mayer, are Jack Davenport and Megan Hilty. McPhee, repped by Gersh and the Schiff Co., made her TV pilot debut last season with NBC's half-hour The Pink House. She will next be seen in the romantic comedy You May Not Kiss the Bride
American Idol alum Katharine McPhee has signed for the NBC pilot Smash.
The Steven Spielberg musical drama, from DreamWorks TV and Universal Media Studios, revolves around a cross section of characters who come together to mount a Broadway musical inspired by silver screen icon Marilyn Monroe.
Playwright Theresa Rebeck wrote the pilot; Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) will direct. Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are executive producers with Hairspray's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, while Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will write original songs.
Debra Messing and Jack Davenport (FlashForward) have been cast as the lyricist and choreographer, respectively.
Smash is an ambitious project for broadcast television. Until Fox's Glee, the musical had not exactly had a successful track record, with experiments including the Hugh Jackman-headlined Viva Laughlin, canceled after a handful of episodes. Smash was originally developed at Showtime by new NBC entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt.