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‘Smash’ Season 2 Scoop: Is Ivy Replacing Karen In ‘Bombshell?’

Fri, November 16, 2012 11:00am EDT by Andy Swift 19 Comments
Smash Season 2 Ivy As Marilyn
Courtesy of NBC

Spoiler alert! A shocking on-set photo reveals a potential twist for Karen & Ivy.

Karen (Katharine McPhee) may have nabbed the lead role in Bombshell‘s out-of-town tryouts, but when the musical finally comes to Broadway, there could be a very different face donning that awful Marilyn Monroe wig. Smash is currently filming its second season, and snapped a photo — it’s filming two feet from our NYC office — that implies two major shakeups for Bombshell.

Scroll down to see the photo, and prepare to have your mind blown:

Not only is Ivy (Megan Hilty) credited as the show’s star, but Tom (Christian Borle) has been promoted to director! Meanwhile, Derek (Jack Davenport) appears to have been downgraded to the show’s choreographer. If Tom really does become the new director of Bombshell, it would certainly make sense for him to replace Karen with Ivy, since he was always a fan of the buxom blonde.

What do YOU think about this poster? Are you glad Ivy is finally getting the role she was born to play, or do you suspect this is merely part of a dream sequence? Drop a comment with your thoughts and theories!

— Andy Swift, reporting by Eleanore Hutch

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