Art imitates art imitates art as the Smash musical becomes a legit Broadway show

It what will be a novelty story for most people and a life-changing announcement for theater folk, that fake musical from Smash is going to become a very real Broadway musical. Not the lame Rent knockoff—the Marilyn Monroe bio-musical Bombshell, which features a classic Broadway score from celebrated composers Marc…

Swingtown tried premium-cable steaminess by broadcast-network standards

Some TV shows never even make it past the first season. Maybe a series lacked the ratings to match its artistic accomplishments, or maybe it floundered its way into the network crosshairs, but it’s time to look at one-season series outside the immediate context of ratings and renewals. One-Season Wonders, Weirdos, And…