'Smash' Season 2: Megan Hilty says Ivy attempts to get her act together

If NBC's "Smash" really was a Broadway musical, it would return to New York now, its problems fixed on the road.The second season, launching Tuesday, Feb. 5, sheds plots that alienated fans and features new guest stars including Sean Hayes and Liza Minnelli. In the first three episodes, Jennifer Hudson sings amazing solos.New characters include Jimmy and Kyle (stage actors Jeremy Jordan and Andy Mientus), who are writing the musical "Hit List." Tune in just to hear Jordan belt; it proves why he's a Broadway star."Smash" is an odd hybrid -- a TV musical drama. It focuses on the behind-the-scenes work of mounting a Broadway musical. In this case, it's "Bombshell," about Marilyn Monroe.The first season had Ivy (Megan Hilty), the seasoned Broadway chorine, competing against Karen (Katharine McPhee), the ingenue, to play Marilyn. Though it looks as if Karen wins, nothing is certain.Trying to not spoil any plot points, Hilty acknowledges it is fair...



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