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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Feb/06/2012
The hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston and Tom Levitt unites with producer Eileen Rand to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright for the dream role.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Brian d'Arcy James as Frank Houston | Becky Ann Baker as Karen's Mother | Dylan Baker as Karen's Father | Michael Cristofer as Jerry Rand | Robert Lupone as Jerry's Lawyer
Story: Theresa Rebeck | Teleplay: Theresa Rebeck

2 :01x02 - The Callback

Feb/13/2012
Ivy and Karen jump through hoops for the brilliant but temperamental director Derek Wills as they pursue the role of a lifetime. Meanwhile, Julia and her husband Frank, are frustrated by the red tape of an international adoption process, and Eileen fights to finance her new musical in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Michael Cristofer as Jerry Rand

3 :01x03 - Enter Mr. DiMaggio

Feb/20/2012
The search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn - but everyone's first choice, Michael, has a secret. Karen returns to Iowa for a baby shower and must decide what she wants for her future. Eileen begins rounding up investors - but ex-husband Jerry may already have poisoned the well.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Will Chase (1) as Michael | Michael Cristofer as Jerry Rand

4 :01x04 - The Cost of Art

Feb/27/2012
Karen must learn to advance in the high-stakes world of Broadway, as Derek hosts a party for hot young star Lyle. Eileen tries a sly new strategy for raising funds, while Tom goes on a first date.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Nick Jonas as Lyle West |
Guest Stars: Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Will Chase (1) as Michael

5 :01x05 - Let's Be Bad

Mar/05/2012
Karen finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev at a high-powered government party. The drama between Michael and Julia heats up, as Eileen and Tom's ambitious assistant Ellis forge an alliance. Ivy senses trouble in her relationship with Derek.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Nitya Vidyasagar as Jill Abramson | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Emory Cohen as Leo | Charles Semine as Mr. Denby | Will Chase (1) as Michael |
Co-Guest Stars: Joshua Bergasse as Josh | Ann Harada as Linda | Scott F. Burkhardt as Scott | Maggie Bofill as Officer Hernandez | Wesley Taylor as Bobby | Jenny Laroche as Sue | Savannah Wise as Jessica | Phillip Spaeth as Dennis | Tala Ashe as RJ Quigley
Director: Jamie Babbit

6 :01x06 - Chemistry

Mar/12/2012
Ivy faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Julia struggles to avoid Michael - but she can't. Eileen explores her inner hipster at a downtown dive bar with her new pal Ellis, while Karen is an even bigger fish out of water, as she books a side gig at a bar mitzvah on Long Island.

Source: NBC
Guest Stars: Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Emory Cohen as Leo | Geoffrey Cantor as Barry Schwartzman (credited as Geoff Cantor) | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Will Chase (1) as Michael

7 :01x07 - The Workshop

Mar/19/2012
Everything comes to a head as Eileen, Derek and the team present "Marilyn The Musical" to would-be investors. Ivy is under pressure to perform, while her mother, Broadway star Leigh Conroy, undermines her at every turn. Karen must decide between the workshop and a meeting with a big-time music producer. Julia and Michael must face up to the consequences of their actions.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Bernadette Peters as Leigh Conroy |
Guest Stars: Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Emory Cohen as Leo | Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Will Chase (1) as Michael
Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Jason Grote

8 :01x08 - The Coup

Mar/26/2012
The team deals with the aftermath of the workshop. Ivy remains in the dark about her fate, while Derek recruits Karen to help him steal the musical from Tom and Julia. Eileen must face up to her ex-husband, Jerry, when their daughter Katie pays a surprise visit from India.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Ryan Tedder as Himself |
Guest Stars: Charles Semine as Mr. Denby | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Emory Cohen as Leo | Will Chase (1) as Michael | Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Grace Gummer as Katie | Michael Cristofer as Jerry Rand

9 :01x09 - Hell On Earth

Apr/02/2012
The team begins their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen charges Tom and Julia with finding a title for the newly reinvigorated musical. Karen and Ivy find themselves in competition again -- this time for an orange juice commercial. Relationship troubles abound, as Frank makes an unwelcome discovery.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Norbert Leo Butz as Himself |
Guest Stars: Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Will Chase (1) as Michael | Emory Cohen as Leo | Sean Dugan as Randall Jones | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland

10 :01x10 - Understudy

Apr/09/2012
The show has landed a star, the mercurial Rebecca Duvall, but Eileen is thrown into a panic when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba. Derek puts Karen in as understudy, but she must learn to perform under extreme pressure as he threatens to break her will. Tom and Julia celebrate their anniversary with a ritual - and face some hard truths about what show business can do to relationships.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall |
Guest Stars: Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin | Emory Cohen as Leo | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Terrence Mann as Randy Cobra
Director: Adam Bernstein

11 :01x11 - The Movie Star

Apr/16/2012
"Bombshell" is turned upside-down by the arrival of movie star Rebecca Duvall. Karen and Ivy are drawn into an uneasy alliance against their new rival -- but can they overcome their history? The romance between Tom and Sam heats up, while Julia and Frank must put aside their differences to address a family crisis. Dev faces a big decision.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall |
Guest Stars: Charles Semine as Mr. Denby | Betsy Aidem as Counselor | Sean Dugan as Randall Jones | Emory Cohen as Leo | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Thorsten Kaye as Nick

12 :01x12 - Publicity

Apr/23/2012
Karen finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall -- but can Rebecca be trusted? What will Karen's ascent mean to her relationship with Dev? And will Rebecca drive Derek insane? Eileen introduces new beau Nick to ex-husband Jerry, while Julia panics when her son Leo goes missing.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall |
Guest Stars: Sean Dugan as Randall Jones | Emory Cohen as Leo | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Michael Cristofer as Jerry Rand | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | John Procaccino as Cooper |
Co-Guest Stars: Savannah Wise as Jessica | Wesley Taylor as Bobby | Henry Stram as Justin "Lee Strasberg" | Phillip Spaeth as Dennis | Tony Yazbeck as Ted "Joe Dimaggio" | Shaun Licata as Josie | Jenny Laroche as Sue | Ann Harada as Linda | Hunter Gallagher as Mason | Joshua Bergasse as Josh | Tala Ashe as RJ Quigley

13 :01x13 - Tech

Apr/30/2012
Ivy faces trouble as Derek finds himself drawn ever closer to Rebecca Duvall, while Karen reaches a turning point -- she must choose between Dev and the show. Eileen faces off against Julia over the possible return of Michael Swift.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall |
Guest Stars: Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as Ronald Strickland | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Sean Dugan as Randall Jones | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Emory Cohen as Leo
Director: Roxann Dawson

14 :01x14 - Previews

May/07/2012
"Bombshell" faces its first audience just as a major crisis hits Rebecca Duvall. The team of Tom and Julia scramble to fix the show when the first preview falls short, and Frank must adjust to the unwelcome return of Michael Swift to his life. Dev seeks reconciliation with Karen, but explosive information about Ivy lurks just beneath the surface.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall |
Guest Stars: Marc Kudisch as Darryl F. Zannuck | Hinton Battle as Pastor | Sean Dugan as Randall Jones | Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as Ronald Strickland | Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Emory Cohen as Leo | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Will Chase (1) as Michael |
Co-Guest Stars: Marc Shaiman as Pianist | Scott Wittman as Patron at the bar

15 :01x15 - Bombshell

May/14/2012
The big night is finally here. Tom and Julia race against time to save the show, while Derek makes a decision that will change the lives of Karen and Ivy forever. Ellis reveals his true colors. But when he finally makes his move to save "Bombshell," will it be for or against Eileen? In the midst of it all, another bombshell goes off - this one is in Karen and Dev's relationship.

Source: NBC
Special Guest Stars: Bernadette Peters as Leigh Conroy | Nick Jonas as Lyle West |
Guest Stars: Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland | Will Chase (1) as Michael | Thorsten Kaye as Nick | Emory Cohen as Leo | Michael Cristofer as Jerry Rand
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Music
Status: Canceled
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 06, 2012
Ended: May 26, 2013
Episode Order: 17
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