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Hell on Earth (Season 1, Episode 9)
TV-14
TV Episode | 44 min | Drama, Musical

With Derek and Eileen's experiment to take the show in a different direction musically a failure, everything about the show truly is up in the air. With much work ahead of them before anything substantive can be shown, Derek isn't sure he ...See moreWith Derek and Eileen's experiment to take the show in a different direction musically a failure, everything about the show truly is up in the air. With much work ahead of them before anything substantive can be shown, Derek isn't sure he can wait and thinks about quitting. Eileen has her own idea of directors to replace him. The one thing that they can agree on is that a star is needed to headline the show. Ellis believes that his behind-the-scenes work in getting that star will provide him with the ammunition he needs to get his career to that next level. Despite the tremendous amount of work they have to do on the show, both Julia and Tom become further preoccupied with their respective personal lives. Frank believes the song he finds on Julia's nightstand is an indication that not all is all right in the Houston home life. Frank decides to take direct action at least to receive his small sense of justice. And Tom receives yet another piece of information about John which is the latest in a long string of potential deal breakers in their relationship. He also has to deal with a despondent Ivy, who believes she is handed one bad piece of news after another. The latest is losing a part to Karen - this one for a national commercial - which in part leads to an on-stage incident at "Heaven on Earth". That incident leads to an unexpected albeit temporary point of connection with Karen. Written by Huggo See less
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Writers
Theresa Rebeck (creator) | Scott Burkhardt | Garson Kanin (based on the novel by)
Composer
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Editor
William Henry (as Bill Henry)
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 2, 2012

Release date
Apr 2, 2012 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Debra Messing
Julia Houston Julia Houston   See fewer
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Jack Davenport
Derek Wills Derek Wills   See fewer
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Katharine McPhee
Karen Cartwright Karen Cartwright   See fewer
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Christian Borle
Tom Levitt Tom Levitt   See fewer
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Megan Hilty
Ivy Lynn Ivy Lynn   See fewer
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Raza Jaffrey
Dev Sundaram Dev Sundaram   See fewer
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Brian d'Arcy James
Frank Houston Frank Houston   See fewer
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Jaime Cepero
Ellis Boyd Ellis Boyd   See fewer
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Anjelica Huston
Eileen Rand Eileen Rand   See fewer
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Will Chase
Michael Swift Michael Swift   See fewer
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Neal Bledsoe
John Goodwin John Goodwin   See fewer
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Emory Cohen
Leo Houston Leo Houston   See fewer
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Leslie Odom Jr.
Sam Strickland Sam Strickland   See fewer
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Sean Dugan
Randall Jones Randall Jones   See fewer
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Savannah Wise
Jessica Jessica   See fewer
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Mary Joy
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Gary Knowles Gary Knowles   See fewer
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Joe Brent
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Libby Winters
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Alison Mixon
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Ratings Breakdown

7.8 / 10 | 147 votes