In the era of Glee and Smash, musical TV shows are seemingly all over the airwaves. But when shows that are usually dialogue-filled -- like Psych or Grey's Anatomy -- break format and go "musical" for just one episode, the results can be mixed. Soundcheck bullpen contributor, Faith Salie, and Eric Deggans, media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, join us to talk about when shows turn in their scripts for sheet music.
What are your favorite shows that have done a "musical" episode? Which shows could use one to shake things up? Tell us in the comments section.
Browse through the videos below for critically-acclaimed and cringe-worthy moments of musical TV.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's episode "Chrysalis" -- starring Soundcheck contributor Faith Salie (the soprano):
Cop Rock, with the song "Let's Be Careful Out There":
Grey's Anatomy, "How to Save a Life" from the episode "Song Beneath the Song"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "I Have a Theory" from the musical episode "Once More, with Feeling":
Scrubs' "Guy Love" from the episode "My Musical":