1. Pilot The hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston (Debra Messing) and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle) unites with producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston) to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) for the dream role.
2. The Callback Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) jump through hoops for the brilliant but temperamental director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) as they pursue the role of a lifetime.
3. Enter Mr. DiMaggio The search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn - but everyone's first choice, Michael (guest star Will Chase), has a secret.
4. The Cost of Art Karen must learn to advance in the high-stakes world of Broadway, as Derek hosts a party for hot young star Lyle. Eileen tries a sly new strategy for raising funds, while Tom goes on a first date.
5. Let's Be Bad Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev (Raza Jaffrey) at a high-powered government party. The drama between Michael (guest star Will Chase) and Julia (Debra Messing) heats up, as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and Tom's (Christian Borle) ambitious assistant Ellis (Jaime Cepero) forge an alliance.
6. Chemistry Ivy faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Julia struggles to avoid Michael - but she can't. Eileen explores her inner hipster at a downtown dive bar with her new pal Ellis, while Karen is an even bigger fish out of water, as she books a side gig at a bar mitzvah on Long Island.
7. The Workshop Everything comes to a head as Eileen, Derek and the team present "Marilyn The Musical" to would-be investors. Ivy is under pressure to perform, while her mother, Broadway star Leigh Conroy, undermines her at every turn. Karen must decide between the workshop and a meeting with a big-time music producer. Julia and Michael must face up to the consequences of their actions.
8. The Coup Grace Gummer and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic guest star.
9. Hell on Earth The team begins their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen charges Tom and Julia with finding a title for the newly reinvigorated musical. Karen and Ivy find themselves in competition again -- this time for an orange juice commercial. Relationship troubles abound, as Frank makes an unwelcome discovery.
10. Understudy The show has landed a star, the mercurial Rebecca Duvall, but Eileen is thrown into a panic when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba. Derek puts Karen in as understudy, but she must learn to perform under extreme pressure as he threatens to break her will.
11. The Movie Star "Bombshell" is turned upside-down by the arrival of movie star Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman).
12. Publicity Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman) -- but can Rebecca be trusted?
13. Tech "Bombshell" moves to Boston.
14. Previews "Bombshell" faces its first audience just as a major crisis hits Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman). The team of Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) scramble to fix the show when the first preview falls short, and Frank (Brian D'Arcy James) must adjust to the unwelcome return of Michael Swift (Will Chase) to his life.
15. Bombshell The big night is finally here. Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) race against time to save the show, while Derek (Jack Davenport) makes a decision that will change the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) forever.
Sneak Peek Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and the cast of SMASH pull back the curtain for a sneak peek at the real drama on Broadway.
Such a brilliant show for fans of musical theatre or anyone in the industry. Shame the 2nd series was ruined by TV execs (and that is from extremely good authority!)Published 1 day ago by gingernj
This is a great series that should not have been cancelled. The music is very good and the story lines are well played out. Read morePublished 24 days ago by S. Mooney
Love it love it love it. Storyline great and the suspense kept right till the end. Music also of a high calibre. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A must see.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought the first DVD and the second series, amazing show with some incredible songs. A must a girls night in!Published 2 months ago by Ms. E. Morris
....Admittedly, not a good mixture - but if you like your soaps nice and cheesy you'll simply love this. Read morePublished 2 months ago by H. L. Mason
What an amazing series! Love love love it! Wish they would actually make bombshell as the music is simply amazingPublished 4 months ago by Susie
It's ok. I can't say I would go out of my way to watch again I got a bit bored half way throughPublished 5 months ago by Miss H. L. Pearce
Quite simply my favourite tv programme ever. Gutted it's only 2 seasons in total, but I'm glad the story does round off properly.Published 5 months ago by B. C. Martineau
I had never heard of this but saw advertised on Amazon and I am hooked. Is a great series and I cannot wait to see Season 2. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ms. P. Knowles