'Smash' Sneak Peek: New Musical 'Hits' The Stage


has garnered a lot of attention in its second season ... little of it positive.

Nearly every story about NBC's musical dramedy has focused on plummeting ratings, behind-the-scenes failings or general audience apathy. But for all its faults (of which there are many), the one thing Smash has continued to deliver are brilliant original songs.

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The Bombshell score still sizzles, but the real success of season two has been the various compositions created for Hit List, the new musical Karen is helping to usher into reality. Broadway Here I Come kicked off the season oh-so-right, and in tonight's episode, newly installed director Derek properly stages a performance and it's positively electric.

Watch Jeremy Jordan and Katharine McPhee dazzle on Rewrite This Story and tune-in to Smash, tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC!