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Smash: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: Dynamic showstoppers and a unique take on the show business industry make Smash a must-see adult program.


Air date: Feb 6, 2012
Air date: Feb 13, 2012
Air date: Feb 20, 2012
Air date: Feb 27, 2012
Air date: Mar 5, 2012
Air date: Mar 12, 2012
Air date: Mar 19, 2012
Air date: Mar 26, 2012
Air date: Apr 2, 2012
Air date: Apr 9, 2012

Tv Season Info

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 "smash."


Debra Messing
as Julia Houston
Anjelica Huston
as Eileen Rand
Katharine McPhee
as Karen Cartwright
Christian Borle
as Tom Levitt
Jack Davenport
as Derek Wills
Megan Hilty
as Ivy Lynn
Will Chase
as Michael Swift
Uma Thurman
as Rebecca Duvall
Bernadette Peters
as Leigh Conroy
Ryan Tedder
as Himself
Neal Bledsoe
as John Goodwin
Leslie Odom Jr.
as Sam Strickland
Tala Ashe
as R.J. Quigley
Kate Clinton
as Director
Maddie Corman
as Rene Walters
Eisa Davis
as Abigail
Erin Wyatt
as Lindsay Mullins
Keith Kuhl
as Ensemble Dancer
Jake Wilson
as Casting Assistant
Sean Dugan
as Randall
Manuel Santos
as Ensemble Dancer
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (25)

The trouble with Smash isn't the razzle-dazzle, then, it's the nuts and bolts.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Top Critic

Smash is gloriously entertaining.

Full Review… | February 21, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The wonder of Smash is that creator Theresa Rebeck and her team have managed to capture the grand and sweeping gesture that is musical theater and inject it with the immediate intimacy of television.

Full Review… | February 6, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Smash is just fine - a bounty of memorable performances and spectacular song-and-dance numbers, or spectacular for TV, anyway.

Full Review… | February 6, 2012
Top Critic

How good is Smash? So good you can't help wondering why no one thought of it before.

Full Review… | February 6, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's bold, it's different and it even dares to sing show tunes.

Full Review… | February 6, 2012
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

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