Smash Music Video, Sneak Peeks: Katharine McPhee Covers "Beautiful"

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NBC is putting all its ratings eggs in the basket of singing, banking in 2012 on The Voice and Smash to turn around what has been an abysmal season.

And it may actually work, at least as far as the latter is concerned: I've seen the series premiere of Smash (which will air on February 6 at 10 p.m.) and it was my favorite new pilot of the season, just an intelligent, well-paced, well-acted, mature drama.

Below, Katharine McPhee helps hype the series via a music video for her version of "Beautiful," a song her character sings on the opening episode. Watch it now and also enjoy scenes from the series, which takes viewers backstage at a Marilyn Monroe-themed musical...

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Smash Music

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Song Never Give All the Heart Smash Cast
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Song Beautiful Smash Cast