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“Smash”: Sneak preview to be offered for first hour of two-hour Season 2 debut

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm •  Published: January 11, 2013
(l-r) top row; Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand, Christian Borle as Tom Levitt, Debra Messing as Julia Houston; middle row; Jeremy Jordan as Jimmy Collins, Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright, Jennifer Hudson as Veronica Moore, Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn; bottom row; Krysta Rodriguez as Ana Vargas, Leslie Odom Jr as Sam Strickland, Andy Mientus as Kyle Bishop, Jack Davenport as Derek Wills -- (Photo by: Mark Seliger/NBC)
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(l-r) top row; Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand, Christian Borle as Tom Levitt, Debra Messing as Julia Houston; middle row; Jeremy Jordan as Jimmy Collins, Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright, Jennifer Hudson as Veronica Moore, Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn; bottom row; Krysta Rodriguez as Ana Vargas, Leslie Odom Jr as Sam Strickland, Andy Mientus as Kyle Bishop, Jack Davenport as Derek Wills -- (Photo by: Mark Seliger/NBC) Airdate:

 

NBC will offer viewers a sneak preview of the first hour of the two-hour season premiere of the Golden Globe-nominated drama “Smash” on Monday, Jan. 14 across multiple platforms in advance of its Season 2 debut at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

“Smash” will be offered on demand and online through cable, satellite and telco providers; NBC.com; NBC owned and affiliate station websites (should they choose to opt in); Hulu (including Hulu’s online distribution partners); iTunes, Amazon and Xbox, according to a news release.

The first hour will also be included in American Airlines in-flight entertainment selections on domestic flights from Jan. 15-31.

Details on “Smash,” provided by NBC, are as follows:

Back from a successful run in Boston, Eileen (Anjelica Huston), Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) are blindsided by both personal and professional obstacles as they seek to take “Bombshell” to Broadway. Karen (Katharine McPhee) consults her new mentor, Broadway star Veronica “Ronnie” Moore (guest star Jennifer Hudson), as she finds herself on the brink of fame, but her success may come at cost to Ivy (Megan Hilty). A new talent (Jeremy Jordan) is discovered in an unexpected place. Jack Davenport, Leslie Odom, Jr., Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Jennifer Hudson, Thorsten Kaye, and Brian d’Arcy James guest star.

“Smash” is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire – to be a Broadway star. The series stars Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”), Oscar winner Anjelica Huston (“Prizzi’s Honor”), Jack Davenport (“Pirates of the Caribbean” films), Tony Award winner Christian Borle (“Peter and the Starcatcher”), Katharine McPhee (“American Idol”), Megan Hilty (“9 to 5: The Musical”), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (“Newsies”), Andy Mientus (“Spring Awakening”), Leslie Odom Jr. (“Leap of Faith”) and Krysta Rodriguez (“Spring Awakening”).

From Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television, “Smash” stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (“ER,” “Schindler’s List”). The series’ executive producers also include Joshua Safran (“Gossip Girl”), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning “Chicago,” “Hairspray”), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“United States of Tara,” “The Borgias”), Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can”), Jim Chory (“Heroes,” “American Dreams”) and Theresa Rebeck.

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