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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Bones, Smash, Rookie Blue, Revenge, Arrow, NCIS: La and More!

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Bones, Smash, Rookie Blue, Revenge, Arrow, NCIS: La and More!
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Any NCIS: La scoop? —Kria

Ausiello: The May 14 finale will be a veritable Big Badapalooza. “It’s like a supervillains episode,” teases Barrett Foa. “Basically, every bad guy we’ve ever done battle with [is] coming back for the finale.” The returning evildoers include traitorous CIA vet Isaak Sidorov (played by Sons of Anarchy‘s Timothy V. Murphy) and “The Chameleon” (Highlander‘s Christopher Lambert). “Big nuclear things are going down,” the actor adds. “It leaves you
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Smash: That "Bombshell" Finale

True story. When I pressed play on the DVR to write up this last Smash post of the season, the TV "resumed play" in the middle of the episode somehow though I'd already watched the whole thing through. The mute button was on. Chorus girl Ivy (Megan Hilty) was pulling a ring box from her purse. The ring wasn't hers but fellow chorus girl Karen's (Katharine McPhee) whose fiance had left the ring in Ivy's hotel room after a drunken one night stand. At the exact moment that Ivy opened the ring box, the unmistakably familiar siren song of the ice cream truck sounded outside my apartment.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this so let it suffice to say that this final episode of Smash's first season was nothing at all like a refreshing creamy treat. The only similarity was that I felt sick to my stomach after devouring it.
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Smash Producers Weigh In on Season 1 Backlash and the Plan to 'Correct' Any Mistakes

Smash Producers Weigh In on Season 1 Backlash and the Plan to 'Correct' Any Mistakes
“I’d say good riddance, but we’re still stuck with him.”

Those words, spoken this week by Smash‘s Julia to Tom in reference to the cartoonishly conniving Ellis, seemed all but written by disenfranchised fans of NBC’s musical drama. Or perhaps the snarky sentiment was envisioned as a meta nod to one of Season 1′s shortcomings.

But the fact is, the bulk of Smash‘s 15-episode freshman run was already in the bank at the time of the show’s February bow. Meaning, any elements that quickly struck a sour note with viewers must be lived with,
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Smash Preview: Derek Gets Sneaky With Karen

Smash Preview: Derek Gets Sneaky With Karen
Tonight on Smash (NBC, 10/9c), Karen gets in bed with Derek — but not in the way that you think. And not entirely wittingly.

NBC’s Smash Is Renewed for Season 2 – Minus One Key Player

This week’s episode, “The Coup,” revolves around the aftermath of the workshop staging of Marilyn: The Musical, which… could have gone better. Believing the production needs a shot in the arm, Derek — as the title suggests — recruits Karen to help him “steal” the musical from songwriters Tom and Julia.

To that end, and as seen in the promos, Derek asks Karen to perform a new song written by someone else,
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"Smash" Star Phillip Spaeth Talks His Character Dennis and Gay Broadway

Although a part of the ensemble on Smash, adorable Phillip Spaeth is clearly a standout.

If you zoned out a little bit during last week’s episode of Smash, you weren’t alone. Going back to Iowa with Karen (Katharine McPhee) was enough to put anyone to sleep but, thankfully, I can tell you tonight’s episode will wake you up as the ambitious musical series is in pitch-perfect form and truly shows what it’s capable of.

Tonight’s “The Cost of Art“ episode gives us fun musical numbers, cute guys (check out the ensemble in the Marilyn musical and cuter-than-ever guest Nick Jonas), a date for Tom (Christian Borle), some juicy conflict and bitchiness between our key characters and, fingers crossed, let’s hope Debra Messing’s Julia stays so preoccupied with her ex (Will Chase) that we never hear about adoptions again.

One of the key ensemble
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"Smash" Series Premiere: “Let Me Be Your Star!”

Fade in. Against a black background, the name of the series is spelled out in lights: Smash.

Ok, hold on, before we begin can I just say one thing? Despite every lazy critic in the country writing that Smash is “Glee for adults” Smash is not Glee for adults. Glee is Glee for adults and there's no reason to insult adult Glee fans by saying otherwise. That said, comparisons of the two series are probably inevitable. Just, try to be nice about it, Ok?

The title card fades out and we fade in on a woman in a sparkly dress standing on a bare stage in front of a sparkly background. The music swells and she begins to sing “Over the Rainbow”. The first verse is lovely but as she heads into verse two a ringing cell phone interrupts her. Transition to an audition room where the director (a cameo
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Chicago – In our latest edition of Hookup: TV, we have 38 admit-two VIP party passes up for grabs to the special sneak screening of the premiere episode of Steven Spielberg’s “Smash” on NBC starring Debra Messing! winners will be treated to a sneak peek of the first episode of the new TV show along with complimentary popcorn and a drink! Following the screening, winners can stay for a Q&A with star Brian d’Arcy James (“Shrek the Musical”) and legendary producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”)!

The new TV show, which centers on the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, also stars Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d’Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, Will Chase, Phillip Spaeth, Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise, Kristine Covillo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Blake Andrew Johnson.

Smash” debuts publicly the day after Super Bowl Xlvi.
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