01/24/2012 06:08 pm ET

'Smash': Watch The First Episode (VIDEO)

After being dubbed one of the most eagerly anticipated shows of the 2011-2012 season way back in June, "Smash" is finally premiering on Mon., Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC. But if you can't wait that long, you're in luck: NBC has put the pilot on iTunes and Amazon for free, on-demand from cable providers and now, it's streaming -- yes, for free -- on

Starring Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, "Smash" follows the creation of a Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. Oscar winner Huston plays Eileen Rand, a legendary Broadway producer who is going through a messy divorce; Emmy winner Messing plays one-half of the lyricist team opposite Christian Brole; and Hilty and McPhee play actresses competing for the coveted part of Monroe.

You've heard HuffPost TV sing its praises, now decide for yourself if the show lives up to the hype.


Smash Promo Stills