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‘Smash’ Season 2 Video: Jennifer Hudson Makes Her Big Debut

Fri, August 10, 2012 11:19am EDT by Andy Swift 7 Comments
Courtesy of NBC (2)

Watch J-Hud’s character warn Karen (about Ivy?) in the first official clip from season two.

Smash doesn’t return with new episodes until Jan. 2013 (I know, it’s a tragedy) but thanks to NBC, we have our first look at Jennifer Hudson as Veronica Moore — and she’s got some words for Katharine McPhee‘s Karen. “Someone’s always waiting to take you down, honey,” Veronica says. Gee, I wonder if she could be referring to Ivy (Megan Hilty)?

“[Smash] is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, previously said in statement. “[Jennifer’s] character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it.”

Regardless of what goes down between Veronica and Karen, I’m just pumped to see two American Idol runner ups reunite on Smash!

Watch Veronica and Karen’s brief moment below:

Are you as excited as I am for Jennifer Hudson’s Smash-ing debut? How do you hope she intervenes in Karen and Ivy’s lives? Drop me a comment with your season-two wishes!

— Andy Swift

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  2. ‘Smash’ Star Megan Hilty Reveals Ivy’s Fate & Previews Season 2
  3. ‘Smash’ Season Finale Recap: [Spoiler] Is Cast As Marilyn