NBC To Offer Viewers a Sneak Peek of the First Hour of the Two-Hour Second Season 'Smash' Premiere on Monday, January 14

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January 11th, 2013

via press release:

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 11, 2013 – NBC will offer viewers a sneak peek at the first hour of the two-hour season premiere of the Golden Globe-nominated drama “Smash” on Monday, January 14 across multiple platforms -- three weeks before the second-season debut on February 5 (9–11 p.m. ET).

“Smash” will be available across multiple-platforms that include: 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. The first hour will also be a part of American Airlines in-flight entertainment offerings on domestic flights from January 15 – 31. Over 100 NBC Affiliates and Owned Stations will offer the first hour on their websites as well.

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.

  • Danak


  • Mike K

    If only NBC videos worked on the Kindle Fire.. then it would be available on ALL platforms, not just “many”.

  • Melanie

    Can’t wait for the new season of Smash. Great show!

  • Chris

    @ Mike K

    It will be available on the Fire. You can play it from the Video tab when it is available.

  • Doocey

    If NBC was smart they would move Whitney and GWK to Tuesdays by Feb. 5 because New Normal will kill it.

  • Jenny

    I had better see some improvement in Smash. The shows first season was all over the place.

  • David Howell

    Wait, they’re airing hour one of season two on the 14th, then hours one and two back-to-back on February 5? That’s – unusual, certainly.

    Doocey: Whitney/GWK have been getting mid-1s all season. TNN only fell that low once, when not even this site was sure it was a new episode. TNN is still a bigger hit than GWK (though I think it might be on the bubble for renewal by spring – GWK is at least likely cancelled).

  • Danak

    David said “Wait, they’re airing hour one of season two on the 14th, then hours one and two back-to-back on February 5? That’s – unusual, certainly.”
    The first hour will be shown online and on tablets, not on TV. Then Feb 5, the 2 hour season premiere will be shown on TV

  • martin

    i’ll be watching my favorite show — SMASH! a great show!


    The Jan 11 issue of EW had a 5-page spread on SMASH & are pretty positive on its reworking

  • Tony Armelin

    Did it occur to anyone in NBC programming that by releasing the preview (half of the premiere) 3 weeks ahead of schedule, they might very well have let the air out of the “curiosity” of what might have been a much bigger premiere-night audience? Where are your heads guys?

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