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'Smash' Renewed For New Season

March 22, 2012
'Smash' Grabs Sean Hayes
'Smash' Grabs Sean Hayes

Smash, one of NBC's brightest new standouts, has been renewed for another season.

The critically acclaimed musical drama -- which follows two actresses (Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty) vying for the coveted role of Marilyn Monroe in a Broadway show -- is NBC's No. 1 drama in adults 18-49, with total viewers of 7.7 million, the network said Thursday in a statement.

In addition to McPhee and Hilty, the show also managed to snag other talented cast members including Emmy-winner Debra Messing, whose character writes musical lyrics, and Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston, who plays a Broadway producer.

The news about Smash follows the network's recent announcement that it was renewing another scripted series, its unique crime drama Grimm.

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