NBC's 'Smash' banished to Saturdays
March 14th, 2013
02:14 PM ET

NBC's 'Smash' banished to Saturdays

Starting in April, those still watching "Smash" will have to get used to a new schedule.

NBC's struggling sophomore series, which centers on the creation of a Marilyn Monroe musical, will now air on Saturdays at 9 p.m. starting April 6.

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The highs and lows of the 'Smash' premiere
February 6th, 2013
09:28 AM ET

The highs and lows of the 'Smash' premiere

[Editor's Note: If you haven't seen the season premiere of "Smash" and are sensitive about spoilers, you should skip this post.]

Whether you've enjoyed watching "Smash" or just live to "hate-watch" it, there was something for everyone in Tuesday night's season premiere, including a lot of changes.

It was also a roller-coaster ride of an opener, with its fair share of high points and lows. Here's a breakdown:

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Liza Minnelli brings her talents to 'Smash'
November 13th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

Liza Minnelli brings her talents to 'Smash'

"Smash" has lined up a smashing showbiz legend for a guest role.

Liza Minnelli will star as herself on the NBC drama, which chronicles the backstage happenings of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired musical, in an episode called "The Surprise Party" that's slated to air in the spring.

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May 8th, 2012
02:25 PM ET

'New Girl's' Max Greenfield and the breakout characters of the season

Fox's "New Girl" has not only become one of this season's success stories, but it's also introduced a character that has, in some ways unexpectedly, become one of the most talked about of the year.

Of course, we're speaking of none other than Schmidt, as played by Max Greenfield.

This first season, which wraps up with its finale Tuesday night, has been "very surreal," Greenfield told us in an interview.

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Katharine McPhee: From 'Idol' runner-up to a 'Smash' hit
Former 'American Idol' contestant and actress Katharine McPhee stars in NBC's 'Smash.'
April 24th, 2012
03:52 PM ET

Katharine McPhee: From 'Idol' runner-up to a 'Smash' hit

Singer and now actress Katharine McPhee is enjoying life as an "American Idol" alum. Since finishing season 5 as the runner-up, McPhee has sold more than 400,000 albums, and she's launched an acting career.

On NBC's freshman series "Smash," she plays wannabe Broadway star Karen Cartwright, who has the technical training to make it on stage but learns that the off-stage drama might stand in her way.

She recently sat down with "Showbiz Tonight's" Kareen Wynter to talk about life on set, her work with the non-profit group Malaria No More, and if she'd be good at judging an "Idol"-esque competition.

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Katharine McPhee: I'd be too mean

Katharine McPhee talks to Showbiz Tonight's Kareen Wynter about watching the new singing competitions.

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McPhee: You can make a difference

Singer and actress Katharine McPhee talks about the importance of being involved in helping others.

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'Smash' made me a morning person

Singer and actress Katharine McPhee tells CNN why working on the NBC show "Smash" makes it easy to get up in the morning.

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