New TV Show Alert! Is Smash the Grown-up Glee?

If you’re tired of attempting to relate to teen melodrama peppered with singing, fear not: it’s been reported that Steven Spielberg has dreamed up a one-hour musical drama that details the life, death and everything in between of Marilyn Monroe – through the makings of a Broadway musical. (Say WHAT?)

Set to star the likes of Debra Messing (lead character), Christian Borle, Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee and Jaime Cepero (plus about 259258 more), the show will take audiences through the trials and tribulations of a Broadway production, with storylines that include everyone from chorus girls to directors to anyone else that makes up the musical production landscape.

However, unlike Glee, Smash will feature all-original music, thus making the teen dreams’ take on Fleetwood Mac and Britney Spears seem incredibly 2010.

Or it could be disastrous.

Though with the pilot directed by Michael Mayer (of Spring Awakening and the Green Day production American Idiot), and songs penned by Tony-award winners, you can’t help but think that regardless of what ensues, nothing – and I mean nothing – can be worse than the musical version of Grey’s Anatomy. (Seriously, never again, guys.)

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