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SMASH’s BOMBSHELL is Being Developed as a Real Musical

June 22, 2015 by  
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Cancellation was just the beginning for SMASH.

Though the series was axed by NBC in 2013 (after being shifted to Saturdays), the show has lived on in various performances throughout the years — the recent Actors Fund benefit that featured BOMBSHELL’s music (and the show’s cast performing it), as well as a lower-key HIT LIST performance. And now Universal Stage Productions has announced that they have started production on a real BOMBSHELL musical.

“There is a still a lot of love for ‘Smash’ and a rabid fan base out there, and we’re thrilled to be able to keep the dream alive as we work towards bringing ‘Bombshell’ to theatre audiences,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “‘Smash’ was ambitious because every episode was a complicated musical for television and we also built the foundation of the musical-within-the-musical about Marilyn’s endlessly fascinating and tumultuous life. Over the course of two seasons an entire ‘Bombshell’ score was written to service ‘Smash’ storylines, and now that show will have a chance to stand on its own.”

“We are so thrilled that ‘Smash’ isn’t over and that ‘Bombshell’ gets to live on,” said SMASH producer Craig Zadan, who, alongside, Neil Meron, will serve as the lead producers of  BOMBSHELL.  “The Emmy-nominated songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, including the iconic ‘Let Me Be Your Star,’ are every bit the caliber of their Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway work. The Actors Fund benefit reinforced how alive this material is on stage and how much the audience wants to see the Marilyn Monroe musical in its entirety.”

Added Meron: “As life imitates art, Joshua Bergasse, our brilliant Emmy-winning choreographer from ‘Smash,’ actually made his Broadway debut this season as a choreographer and was nominated for a Tony Award. Now he will get the chance to reimagine his exhilarating ‘Bombshell’ dances for the theatre.”

And while the cast was phenomenal in their respective BOMBSHELL roles, NBC cautions “no casting has been announced and no one from the cast of “Smash” is involved in the stage musical at this point.”

Will you see BOMBSHELL?

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In Case You Missed It…THE VOICE, SLEEPY HOLLOW, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, and More

June 1, 2014 by  
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MASTERS OF SEX Books SMASH Star Christian Borle

May 22, 2014 by  
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SMASH star Christian Borle has signed on to recur on the second season of MASTERS OF SEX, Showtime announced. Borle will play Frank Masters, Bill Masters’ brother.

MASTERS OF SEX will return on Sunday, July 13th at 10 PM on Showtime.

Are you excited to see Borle on MASTERS OF SEX?

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GMMR TV Awards: Worst Musical Number – Vote Now!

June 28, 2013 by  
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It’s time to vote for the GMMR TV Awards!

Give Me My Remote readers sent in their top nominations for nearly 30 different categories, and now it’s time for you to choose your top pick! Most of the categories have five nominees, but due to ties, the number can vary. (And, as a reminder, each category can only have two nominees per show, so only the top two vote-getters moved forward.)

Next up: “Worst Musical Number.”

Take a look at your nominees and then vote for your choice below!

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GMMR TV Awards: Best Musical Number – Vote Now!

June 28, 2013 by  
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It’s time to vote for the GMMR TV Awards!

Give Me My Remote readers sent in their top nominations for nearly 30 different categories, and now it’s time for you to choose your top pick! Most of the categories have five nominees, but due to ties, the number can vary. (And, as a reminder, each category can only have two nominees per show, so only the top two vote-getters moved forward.)

Next up: “Best Musical Number.”

Take a look at your nominees and then vote for your choice below!

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NBC Cancels SMASH

May 10, 2013 by  
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It’s official: after being banished to Saturdays (and airing its finale on a random Sunday), SMASH won’t be returning to NBC for a third season.

SMASH was one of my favorite pilots last year, and it’s been a rough ride since then. Hopefully when it concludes on May 26th, there will be enough closure.

Will you miss SMASH?

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SMASH: Josh Safran on What Changed (and What Hasn’t) in Season 2

February 5, 2013 by  
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SMASH returns to NBC tonight and things will be a little different: there are new characters, some old characters are gone, and there’s a second show to contend with.

I spoke with new SMASH boss Josh Safran (who ran GOSSIP GIRL for several years) about moving from fan of the series to showrunner, what storyline got cut, what he’s excited about, and more…

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Watch the First Hour of SMASH’s Season 2 Premiere Now!

January 14, 2013 by  
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SMASH was a bit hit-or-miss in season 1, but it’s coming back for its second year on Tuesday, February 5th and we have the first episode of the two-hour premiere for you to watch right now…

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NBC Winter Press Tour Photos

January 7, 2013 by  
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NBC held their winter session of television press tour on Sunday, and we have photos from the panels of SMASH, GRIMM, REVOLUTION, and more.

Take a look!

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NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour January 2013 -- "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" -- Pictured: (l-r) Stephen Baldwin, Penn Jillette, Omarosa, Lisa Rinna, Page Feldman, Executive Producer; Gary Busey, Marilu Henner, Trace Adkins, Lil Jon -- (Photo by: Ben Cohen/NBC)

Or if you want direct links to your favorite shows:

ALL-STAR CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
REVOLUTION
1600 PENN
DECEPTION
GRIMM
DO NO HARM
THE BIGGEST LOSER
SMASH

Which photo is your favorite?

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SMASH: Watch the Season 2 TCA Sizzle Reel Now!

January 6, 2013 by  
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SMASH just had its winter press tour panel, and now you can watch the season 2 sizzle reel NBC just showed us.

Take a look…

What do you think?

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SMASH at TCA: Live-Blog

January 6, 2013 by  
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SMASH is returning on February 5th for its second season and there will be changes underway: not only will many of the supporting characters be gone (bye, Ellis!), but former GOSSIP GIRL boss Josh Safran is now in charge.

Safran, along with fellow executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, plus series stars Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Anjelica Huston, Christian Borle, Jack Davenport, Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Krysta Rodriguez will be on hand to talk with press shortly, so stay tuned for our live-blog of what they have to say about what’s to come…

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Monday’s SNAP JUDGMENT – SMASH

April 2, 2012 by  
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Happy Monday! Time for a brand new SNAP JUDGMENT!

What is SNAP JUDGMENT, you ask?

Every day we’ll pick our favorite promotional picture from that night’s new television episodes and we’ll showcase it here. Then you guys can speculate what goes down in the scene/what you’d like to see happen/caption the pic however you want in the comments section.

So which show amused us today?

SMASH!

Uh…sure?

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