I don't like Ivy though. She beat Katharine McPhee (American Idol) for the role of Marilyn Monroe in the Marilyn musical. Katharine plays Karen.
The premise of Smash is that they're trying to mount a Broadway musical. The cast is really something and includes Anjelica Huston as Eileen, the musical's producer, and Debra Messing as Julie who writes the musical with her partner Tom.
The director is that guy from the British sitcom Coupling. The stable one who was with Susan.
And Nick Jonas was a guest star on the most recent episode.
Along with songs from the musicals, they work in popular songs as well -- like Bruno Mars or Adele's "Rumor Has It."
I'm going to check out Revenge (ABC) tomorrow night. I've been reading Rebecca's recaps so I think I'll be able to just start tomorrow night.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"