Bombshell Opening On Smash

Megan Hilty as Ivy playing Marilyn in "Bombshell" on Smash
Megan Hilty as Ivy playing Marilyn in “Bombshell” on Smash

“Bombshell,” the Marilyn Monroe musical that fans of Smash will have  been following for 26 episodes, promises to open on April 20th in an episode entitled, appropriately, “Opening Night.”  This is the latest episode of the television series in its new slot on Saturday nights, a time period considered the hospice of TV land, so the question facing fans: How long until “Closing Night”?

The April 6th episode, the first in the new time slot, scored a 0.5 rating in the “demo” (18-49 year olds), and a total of 1.88 million viewers. This was a new low for the series — until the April 13th episode, which scored a 0.4 rating, and 1.80 million viewers. The series high was its pilot in February 2012, which had a 3.8 rating, and 11.44 million viewers.

Meanwhile, here are some photographs from the episode, in which Rosie O’Donnell, Bernadette Peters, Jesse L. Martin and Jamey Sheridan guest star. Click on any picture to see it enlarged in a slide show.

Click on any photograph to see it enlarged in a slideshow

On NBC Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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