'Smash' Premiere Review: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Bombshell

Everyone's favorite show within a show is back! And while the characters of NBC's Smash continually struggle to get "Bombshell" to Broadway, many were wondering the REAL  audience would ever see anything past Boston. In light of declining ratings and plot lines that many viewers found silly, Smash returned Tuesday night with a two-hour premiere, a new showrunner, some new faces and a new focus.

Gone is creator Theresa Rebeck, replaced by Josh Safran, formerly of Gossip Girl. New to the show are Oscar-winner and former American Idol alum (joining Katherine McPhee) Jennifer Hudson and Broadway sensation Jeremy Jordan, who lit up the stage in both "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Newsies" on the Great White Way. But will it be enough to "fix" some of the issues that plagued the show in the first season? Will it attract a younger audience? Or will it just alienate the viewers who loved it? Only time will tell.



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