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Smash Producer Teases Season 2

Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty

The curtains closed on Smash's first season with mediocre reviews, but the show must go on. With a major cast overhaul, including Jennifer Hudson headlining some big-name guest stars, things are looking up for Season 2, which returns to NBC in January.

Executive producer Neil Meron, who also produced the remake of Lifetime's Steel Magnolias, spilled some details at Magnolia's premiere. Hudson will... read more

Smash Scoop: Bernadette Peters Returning in Season 2

Bernadette Peters

A familiar face is returning for Smash's second season.

Bernadette Peters will reprise her role as Leigh Conroy, the mother of Megan Hilty's Ivy, Vulture reports.

Bernadette Peters on Smash, Karen's lack of desperation and what she'd do on Glee

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Nikki Blonsky Heads to Smash

Nikki Blonsky

Smash has tapped another musical veteran for its upcoming season.

Nikki Blonsky, who starred in the 2007 film version of Hairspray, has landed a recurring role in NBC's Broadway drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though there's no word on who she'll be playing, Smash star Wes Brown broke the casting news by tweeting a picture of the actress on set.

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Jesse L. Martin Books Recurring Role on Smash

Jesse L. Martin

Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin is heading to NBC's musical series Smash, Deadline reports.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Smash Debut: "Someone's Always Waiting to Take You Down"

Jennifer Hudson

Smash's Marilyn Monroe hopeful Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) is about to get a very important lesson about show biz from one of the best.

In a new preview for NBC's drama lineup shown Tuesday evening during the Olympics, fans got their first look at Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's upcoming arc on... read more

NBC Bosses Reveal Strategies for Olympics, The Voice, Community and Smash

The Voice

NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is pleased with the network's third-place finish for the 2011-2012 season and is looking forward to the Olympics and fall. "We had a great spring. I couldn't be happier with what happened," he told reporters assembled for the the Television Critics Association's fall previews Tuesday.

Part of that optimism will extend to how the network will utilize the Summer Olympics as a springboard to promote full episodes of its fall shows, revamping The Voice, Community and Smash and re-evaluating its overall comedy strategy. Let's break it down:

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Broadway Vet Krysta Rodriguez Joins Smash as Series Regular

Krysta Rodriquez

NBC continues to add more real-life Broadway stars to its musical series Smash.

Krysta Rodriguez is the latest addition, signing on as a series regular for Season 2, has confirmed. Rodriguez, whose stage credits include The Addams Family and A Chorus Line, will play... read more

Spring Awakening Alum Andy Mientus Joins Smash Cast

Andy Mientus

Spring Awakening alum Andy Mientus has joined the cast of Smash for Season 2, TVLine reports.

Mientus, whose credits include... read more

Jennifer Hudson Heads to Smash for Multi-Episode Arc

Jennifer Hudson

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is joining Smash for a multi-episode arc, NBC announced Friday.

Hudson, 30, will play a Tony-winning Broadway star who has a... read more

Jennifer Hudson's Estranged Brother-in-Law Found Guilty of Triple Murder

Jennifer Hudson

William Balfour, Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, E! News reports.
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