NBC is jumping on the musical bandwagon with its new fall series, Smash.
It's easy to compare the series, which chronicles the production of a Broadway musical, to Glee. But just from the five-minute sneak peak revealed during NBC's upfront event this week, it is easy to see these two series only have music in common.
The brain-child of Steven Spielberg, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Smash stars Debra Messing, Anjelica Houston, Megan Hilty, which recently appeared in Broadway's Wicked, and American Idol Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee. The pilot will feature three original songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, with more songs featured throughout the season.
Smash will start mid-season on Fox.