McPhee will play a working-class hero and diner waitress who understands geniuses
The competition's inaugural winner will perform her new single for the first time
The curiously short soundtrack is a sampler that particularly stiffs fans of the Marilyn Monroe-themed show-within-a-show "Smash"
"Kill Bill" star will play a "somewhat difficult movie star" in musical drama
Comedies featuring former "Married With Children" and "Punk'd" stars among the first green-lights for pilot pickup season