‘Smash’ Gets a Premiere Date + More NBC News

NBC Drama "Smash"

NBC Drama "Smash"

The much buzzed about new NBC series Smash, co-starring Debra Messing and Katharine McPhee will premiere on Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.

Other NBC news revealed this morning:

*Another Will & Grace star is back! New NBC president Robert Greenblatt announced this morning at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that they are currently developing a new half-hour comedy series starring Sean Hayes.

*Will Arnett‘s Up All Night is changing things up. They have scheduled three days of re-shoots for their pilot episode and are giving Maya Rudolph more to do, no doubt due to the success of her summer movie, Bridesmaids. Her character will now be an Oprah-like talk show host and Christina Applegate‘s character will be her producer.

*The peacock network has struck a two year deal with former Office and current Parks and Recreation showrunner, Greg Daniels  to develop new live-action, animated and reality television series. Greenblatt said “one of our focuses will be to return Greg to primetime animation, for which he had particular success with King of the Hill.”