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Spielberg's Glee-esque Series Picked Up By NBC!

| Filed under: TV NewsKatharine McPheeDebra Messing


If we were Ryan Murphy and the crew over at Glee … we wouldn't sweat this news at all!

Here's the sitch:

NBC is starting to announce their fall lineup of new shows and one of the first pilots to get a greenlight is Steven Spielberg’s musical drama Smash. It follows a group of characters, played by Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport and Anjelica Huston, as they come together to put on a Broadway musical.

Obviously, there is the glaring similarity that this is a TV musical drama, as is Glee, but beyond that, we don't see them really in competition. Glee's niche is cover songs and their audience's a younger demographic. We see Steven's show appealing to an older sect and we'd surely bet on the fact that all of their music will be original; Steve's just that kind of guy.

Regardless, we're happy about the news either way. We're all for more musical television, so long as the music is GOOD!

In other news, NBC has also picked up some other shows: Prime Suspect, a series adaption of the acclaimed Brit miniseries and a comedy starring Whitney Cummings. However, we're still waiting on the fate of Wonder Woman, but we imagine it won't be long before it gets the go. All the buzz its generating - they would be crazy not to put it to air!

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5 comments to “Spielberg's Glee-esque Series Picked Up By NBC!”

  1. 1

    Great cast! I think the demographic for this show is very different than Glee!

  2. 2

    glad that NBC is going with a Prime Suspect show
    have watched all the reruns of it that come to North America-was a great show–starring Helen Mirren-she's always such fun to watch because she's so fantastic!

  3. 3

    that not original , original ws glee , becouse never hav some like that know is other music tv show , patetic spielberg

  4. 4

    It doesn't seem like Glee to me. It seems better. Can't wait.

  5. 5

    if spielberg was gay and murphy was straight then im sure youd say murphy should sweat, but weve come to know that everything on here is about the gay agenda, not really about gossip and certainly not about news.