|Hell on Earth|
|Season 1, Episode 9|
|Air date||April 2, 2012|
|Written by||Scott Burkhardt|
|Directed by||Paul McGuigan|
"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.
- Julia Houston - Debra Messing
- Derek Wills - Jack Davenport
- Karen Cartwright - Katharine McPhee
- Tom Levitt - Christian Borle
- Ivy Lynn - Megan Hilty
- Ellis Tancharoen - Jaime Cepero
- Dev Sundaram - Raza Jaffrey
- Eileen Rand - Anjelica Huston
- Norbert Leo Butz as Himself
- Will Chase as Michael Swift
- Neal Bledsoe as John Goodwin
- Emory Cohen as Leo Houston
- Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Strickland
- Sean Dugan as Randall
- The Higher You Get, the Farther the Fall by Smash. Sung by Norbert Leo Butz and the cast of Heaven on Earth. (unreleased)
- Upon the Brooklyn Bridge (Arthur Miller Melody) by Smash. Sung by Frank. (unreleased)
- Cheers (Drink to That) by Rihanna. Sung by Karen and Ivy.
- 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.
|Pilot • The Callbacks • Enter Mr. DiMaggio • The Cost of Art • Let's Be Bad • Chemistry • The Workshop • The Coup • Hell on Earth • Understudy • The Movie Star • Publicity • Tech • Previews • Bombshell|