Smash Season 2 Poster: Watch Your Back!

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Smash doesn't return to NBC until February 5 (with a two-hour episode), but you can check out the first poster for the second season of the Broadway drama and its revamped cast right here and now:

Smash Season 2 Poster

Returning from Smash Season 1: Anjelica Huston (Eileen), Katharine McPhee (Karen), Jack Davenport (Derek), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Sam), Megan Hilty (Ivy), Christian Borle and Debra Messing (Tom and Julia).

Not returning: Jaime Cepero (Ellis), Raza Jaffrey (Dev), Brian D’Arcy James (Frank) and Will Chase (Michael).

New this season: Andy Mientus (writer Kyle), Jeremy Jordan (singer/Kyle’s best friend Jimmy), Krysta Rodriguez (Karen's roommate Ana), and Jennifer Hudson (Veronica, a new threat to Karen and Ivy).

Also scheduled to appear in Season 2 as guest stars: Liza Minnelli (as herself), Sean Hayes (as a TV/film actor making his Broadway debut), Jesse L. Martin and Daniel Sunjata (Julia love interests), and Nikki Blonsky.

Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl) will executive produce and serve as Season 2 show-runner.

An extended sneak preview of Smash Season 2 will air during this coming Monday’s episode of NBC's The Voice ... during which none other than Jennifer Hudson serves as a mentor to the singers.

Synergy, people. Synergy.

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Just out of curiosity . . . How can Hudson's character is hardly a 'threat' to Ivy and Karen personally, unless Derek and co decide to be really out their with their recasting of the Marilyn role. I think it's more that she and a lot of the new characters are tied into this new musical, which is a threat to Bombshell as a whole.


since there is a new showrunner maybe he changed he changed their mind on Julia getting pregnant


With Julia possibly pregnant..........why no Frank and Michael????? Maybe she isn't pregnant....


Can't wait, loved the first season.