Earlier this month (Jun15), stars from the cancelled TV series reunited to put on a performance of Bombshell the Musical, the stage show about Marilyn Monroe featured in the cult programme, to raise money for charity.

The production was staged with help from fan donations, and now TV bosses have thrilled devotees by announcing plans to revive Bombshell the Musical.

A statement from NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt reads, "There is a still a lot of love for Smash and a rabid fan base out there, and we're thrilled to be able to keep the dream alive as we work towards bringing Bombshell to theatre audiences.

"Over the course of two seasons an entire Bombshell score was written to service Smash storylines, and now that show will have a chance to stand on its own."

Smash, which starred Katharine Mcphee, Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston, was cancelled in 2013 after a two-season run.