NBC’s upcoming mid-season replacement “Smash,” must be counting on a ratings boon when it launches Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. The show’s crew returned to film in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Monday. Seen: lead Katharine McPhee, and episode guests Uma Thurman and Jerry O’Connell. The latter pair was photographed with the “Kill Bill” star playing a courier and landing a punch upside Jerry’s face after she handed over a package.
The musical series, which NBC has been teasing for months, surrounds casting and preparation for the launch of a Broadway show about the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show’s impressive cast also includes Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing and Brit actor Jack Davenport. Behind the scenes are executive producers Steven Spielberg and “Chicago” and “Hairspray” producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, with original music from composers Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”).
This isn’t the first time “Smash” has swooped down in the Heights. The show filmed on Sidney Place in October.