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Katharine McPhee To Co-Star In NBC Musical

katharine mcphee to star in new NBC show

American Idol

runner-up Katharine McPhee is set to co-star in Steven Spielberg’s TV musical drama Smash.

The NBC pilot centers on several characters who join together to put on a Broadway musical inspired by Marilyn Monroe. 25-year-old McPhee will play a struggling actress who is determined to get Marilyn’s coveted role.

Debra Messing also signed on to headline the pilot.

McPhee has had a bit of acting experience; she had a role in the film The House Bunny, as well as guest appearances on the TV shows Community and  CSI: NY.

Smash is an interesting project for broadcast television. Until Fox’s Glee, the musical on TV had not exactly had a successful track record. Smash was originally developed at Showtime.

McPhee will be singing and dancing as well as acting – I think she’ll do great, what do you think?

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