Smash Season Two Scoop: A Second Musical!

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As teased in the newly-released Smash Season 2 trailer, winter episodes of this polarizing NBC drama will feature new cast members such as Jennifer Hudson and Jeremy Jordan.

But that's not all. NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters yesterday that the new season will also feature a new musical.

“It’s going to be a great season,” Greenblatt previewed. “There’s a big new storyline with a second musical as Bombshell is heading toward Broadway. There’s a little musical that comes out of the blue that’s like Rent and takes on an enormous amount of momentum and pulls in some of our regular characters.

"By the end of the season it will be giving Bombshell a run for its money and it sets up a great competitive thrust - not only for the story, but for our characters. There’s a group of younger characters that come with the new musical that will give the whole series [more] life. One [of the new characters] becomes a love interest for Katharine McPhee. It’s a real shot in the arm for the show.”

Smash returns on February 5.

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