Hell on Earth
Season 1, Episode 9
Air date April 2, 2012
Written by Scott Burkhardt
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Episode Guide
The Coup

"Hell on Earth" is the 9th episode of Season 1, and the 9th episode of the series overall.


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.


Main castEdit

Guest castEdit



  • Michael Riedel, the theatre critic for the New York Post, who was referred to by name in the Pilot, had a brief cameo as himself in the episode.
  • Two-time Tony award winner Norbert Leo Butz appeared as himself playing the lead role in Heaven on Earth and sung a song The Higher You Get, the Farther the Fall.


Smash 1x09 Promo "Hell on Earth" HD00:31

Smash 1x09 Promo "Hell on Earth" HD

Smash - Cheers (Drink To That) HD02:33

Smash - Cheers (Drink To That) HD


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