Thanks to NBC's relentless marketing and PR campaign, much is already known about Smash
, a big-risk series about the making of a Marilyn Monroe musical. At the center of the sudsy backstage drama is American Idol
's Katharine McPhee
, who stars as an ing?nue pitted against a more seasoned Broadway chorus girl to play the iconic blonde. If the premise sounds hopelessly niche for a broadcast network in desperate need of a hit (thespians! show ...