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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  Actress  Stockard Channing attends the 78th annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 18, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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Stockard Channing Would Love to Be on Smash

Smash's second season is still but a glimmer in NBC's eye: The show won't be back until spring, and when it returns, it'll be under the stewardship of a new showrunner Josh Safran. And maybe with a new guest star or two? Vulture staked out Smash's future at the Drama League Awards gala last night and caught up with some of the show's current — and maybe future — players.

Michael Cristofer, who plays Anjelica Huston's estranged husband Jerry on the show, told Vulture he's pulling for a Stockard Channing guest arc. "We're all at a certain age now where we end up being someone's mother or father, but maybe she could be this mammoth lesbian producer person, or an agent, or a manager," he suggested. And Channing? She says she's down.

"I would love to do [Smash]," Channing told us. "It's a great bunch of people." When Bernadette Peters was on Smash, she sang a song from Gypsy. Would Channing be willing to dig in her back catalogue and sing something from Grease? "Luckily, that's not something I don't know how to do," she said. "Sure, I'll do that." Oh, the possibilities ...

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