Smash Gets Showrunner Joshua Safran
The show follows a cross-section of characters who come together to put on a Marilyn Monroe musical on Broadway. Theresa Rebeck wrote the first three episodes of the musical series, but stepped down as showrunner last month. She will still be involved as a writer and executive producer in Season 2, which was announced last month. The show's lead character, Julia (Debra Messing), is also based on her.