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NBC Officially Picked Musical TV Series "SMASH" [UPDATE] NBC Releases Trailer

It seems that Glee finally found its match.  NBC network, known for the hit series like Chuck, Law and Order and the now defunct sci-fi superhero series, Heroes officially picked a new musical drama titled "SMASH".

SMASH chronicles the life of a group of individual who aims to produce a Broadway show.  It 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 “Smash.”

Katharine McPhee as Karen the broadway newbie.

Sounds very GLEE right but with adults.  Don't get me wrong, I love Glee.  But to be honest, as the time goes by the series tires me.  And I can't imagine what will I feel when they finally win the Nationals.  The problem with SMASH going head on with GLEE is the fact that SMASH is probably one of GLEE's possible future plots.  Now it is  a challenge for GLEE not to go the same path as SMASH to avoid redundancy and comparison.

The Broadway song writers Tom and julia played by Christian Borle and Debra Messing respectively.

The stellar cast joining the show  are Christian Borle (Legally Blonde: The musical), Katharine McPhee (American Idol), Debra Messing (Will and Grace), Megan Hilty (9 to 5 The Musical) and Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor) just to name a few.  The show is created by the award winning Movie/TV Director and Producer, Steven Spielberg, and Broadway Producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  The pilot is written by the acclaimed playwright of "Mauritius" and screenwriter of "NYPD Blue", Theresa Rebeck and original songs are written by Broadway big shots Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman  of "Hairspray" and the current hit "Catch me if You Can".

Looks promising.  With this incredible lineup of cast, creative staff and the fact that Steven Spielberg's name is attached on it, I'm predicting that this show is definitely a reason that GLEE should not take it easy and be confident on the following seasons.

Stage rivals: Ivy Bell (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katherine McPhee) initmidates one another on the streets of NYC.

SMASH is set to premiere mid-season (January-February) in NBC Network starting Monday, 10/9c.  (watch out for the announcement of exact dates of release).

For now take a look on this preview video of Katharine McPhee auditioning for the role of Marilyn Monroe singing a cover of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful".

Do you think this show can overtake Glee?  Let me hear your thoughts.  Hit the comments :)

UPDATE!!!  NBC released the trailer!!!  Watch the very first trailer preview of "SMASH".

Wow.  Just wow.  Glee has the right to be afraid of this show.  Can't wait to see more of this.  I hope they'll release the pilot much earlier like what Glee done before.

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