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Will drama, music, romance draw viewers to 'Smash' on NBC?
Without the freaks and geeks of "Glee,"who made long-skeptical network executives suddenly receptive to prime-time characters singing and dancing, there would be no "Smash."But NBC's eminently watchable and shrewdly crafted new drama series, which premieres Feb. 6 after a heavy marketing campaign, is not about high school drama but the actual grown-up business of Broadway itself, otherwise known as freaks and geeks with bigger budgets and training, but the same insecurities.
January 26, 2012