With Congress unwilling to fund his America Works program, Frank but look for money elsewhere.
The actor favored by everyone to take on the role of Joe DiMaggio is harboring a secret. Meanwhile, on a trip to Iowa for a baby shower Karen has some important decisions to make about her future. And Eileen finds that some potential investors may have been turned against her by her ex-husband.moreless
'Marilyn' Director Derek Willis makes the two potential leads jump through hoops for the ultimate role of Marilyn Monroe. Julia and her husband find new roadblocks in the road to adoption, and Eileen struggles to keep 'Marilyn'financially viable in the midst of her strenuous divorce.moreless
In the pilot of Smash we are introduced to Tom Levittand Julia Houstona song-writing duo who had planned on taking a break from the business of Broadway but, find themselves drawn back in when they get the desire to produce a musical based around the life of Marilyn Monroe. When a demo of one of the tracks goes viral the project attracts the eye and ear of tenacious producer Eileen Rand and, although causing a conflict that of directorDerek Wills. But the biggest and most important task is to find their Marilyn after, auditioning a range of girls they whittle it down to two but, who do they go for. Ivy Lynn a veteran of the stage who wants to break away from the chorus line to get her break as a lead orKaren Cartwright a fresh talent who is trying to follow her dream of becoming a star.moreless