If you can’t wait until Feb. 6 to catch the debut of NBC’s new series Smash, a drama that follows the lives of a cross-section of Broadway types looking to bring a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe to the stage, you can watch it on YouTube. NBC has recently uploaded it, perhaps to build buzz, perhaps to thwart pirates. Either way, it’s a good chance to check out the show, which I found enjoyable in the episodes I’ve seen (and I’m not a Glee fan), though at this point I find it hard to see how it will sustain as a long-running series. The songs and musical numbers are impressive, with the editing of a few numbers having been personally overseen by executive producer Steven Spielberg himself.
The NHL will play its fifth outdoor NHL Winter Classic game (usually slated for New Year’s Day) on Monday, Jan. 2, at 1pm ET, at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers in a clash of Eastern Conference Atlantic Division rivals. This is the first Winter Classic appearance for the Rangers, and the second for the Flyers, who lost to the Boston Bruins at Fenway Park in 2010. Related Story: NBC Sports Network launches in time for 2012 NHL Winter Classic NHL Winter Classic press release from the NHL and NBC Sports Group after the jump:
Posted By RabbitEars Well, the ’80s are officially back following today’s announcement from NBC that legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan is going to host the new incarnation of American Gladiators, coming to the network midseason.
Not to be outdone by ABC’s announcement today of the latest Dancing With the Stars cast, NBC has announced the contestants for The Biggest Loser Season 15, which debuts Oct. 15. Alison Sweeney is back as host of The Biggest Loser, along with trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince. According to NBC, new creative elements are being introduced in The Biggest Loser Season 15 that give Bob, Jillian and Dolvett more powerful roles. For the first time, trainers sat in on casting sessions and helped select the new contestants. Also, the trainers will have a “trainer save” this […]