'Smash' Premiere: Jennifer Hudson Plays A Mentor Role

After a long break, "Smash" returned with a two-hour premiere that went out of its way to emphasize how much it had changed since the first season. Julia's husband drama was jettisoned, along with the husband -- she moved in with Tom! -- and she finally let go of those scarves.

The most interesting change was in the dynamic between Karen and Ivy. With "Bombshell" experiencing a run in Boston to work out some kinks, Karen started getting some good press in the lead. Suddenly, she's a known commodity while Ivy has become the veritable nobody lost in her shadow. Read More...



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