Synergy! MSNBC Has Chris Matthews Hype ‘Smash’

By Alex Weprin 

Hey, did you hear? NBC has a new musical drama series about putting on a Broadway musical!

Odds are, if you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, you saw a lot of promos for “Smash,” the series in question. It debuted Monday night to solid ratings, and apparently NBCUniversal isn’t done promoting it in-house yet.

MSNBC is “The Place for Politics,” but during the 1 PM hour today it became “The Place for Promotion,” when Chris Matthews (in for Andrea Mitchell) interviewed “Smash” star Anjelica Huston: