Debra Messing might be stinging from her recent split from husband Daniel Zelman, but she’s got a highly anticipated midseason TV show to look forward to. Building on the popularity of Glee, NBC’s Smash revolves around a group of offbeat characters trying to mount a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe while dealing with their own personal dysfunctions. Messing plays lyricist Julie Houston, the musical’s co-writer, alongside costars Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston and Jack Davenport.
With Steven Spielberg executive producing and husband-and-husband composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman providing original music, we’re pretty certain this is gonna go over better than Cop Rock.
Smash debuts February 6 at 10pm on NBC.