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Smash Season 2 Episode 3 “The Dramaturg”

Smash  season 2 Episode 3  “The Dramaturg” airs Tuesday Feb 19 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis : Partnerships are tested as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) asks Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) to contend with an unwelcome new collaborator, while Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) and Kyle (Andy Mientus) prepare to present their work for the first time. Derek (Jack Davenport) attempts to get Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) back on his side. Ivy (Megan Hilty) finds it hard to move on, but help from an old friend might take her one step closer to her dream. Katharine McPhee also stars. Jennifer Hudson and Daniel Sunjata guest star. READ MORE...

Love Triangles With a Twist

Fox's The Following and NBC's Smash are both serving up sexy love triangles — with a bisexual bent. In last night's fourth episode of The Following , the kidnappers — Billy/Paul ( Adan Canto ), Will/Jacob ( Nico Tortorella ) and Denise/Emma ( Valorie Curry ) — had... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kecks-Exclusives-Love-1060845.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Smash' 2.03 Preview: Karen Fears Losing Her Marilyn Role

Ivy might take part in a comedy show, as Eileen accuses her estranged husband Jerry of lying to her. http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00057719.html

'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... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/jyUgjgj6CL0/smash-premiere-jennifer-hudson-video_n_2627734.html

Meet Jeremy Jordan, The Newest Addition To 'Smash'

In the Season 2 premiere of " Smash " (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. EST on NBC), viewers met a number of new characters, but chances are the one that made the biggest impression was Jeremy Jordan's Jimmy, the belligerent barman who had an undeniable spark with Karen (Katharine McPhee). HuffPost TV sat down with Jordan -- a Broadway veteran who was nominated for a Tony Award for his leading role in "Newsies" last year -- in January to learn more about Jimmy's chemistry with Karen, his character's "dark" past, and the differences between jobs on the stage and the screen. Read More... http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/8izFt21BBuY/smash-jeremy-jordan-season-2_n_2625673.html

Smash 2.0's 10 Big Changes: Upgrade or Downgrade?

A new showrunner! New cast members! No more Ellis! There has been hoopla surrounding the many changes made to Smash for months and on Tuesday, the lovers, and hate-watchers, finally got a peek behind the curtain at just what Smash 2.0 really is. So is it really a better show? Or is this tune still slightly off key? We weigh in on the musical drama's 10 biggest changes (so far)...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Smash-Season2-Changes-1060399.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/smash-season-2-megan-hilty-says-ivy-attempts-to-get-her-act-together.html

Smash's New Boss Tries to Turn Hate-Watchers into Hope-Watchers in Season 2

All eyes are on Smash as the NBC musical drama prepares to unveil its second season on Tuesday (9/8c on NBC). But it's not because fans are dying to know whether Ivy ( Megan Hilty ) survived her possible pill overdose or if Karen ( Katharine McPhee ) ditched her cheating boyfriend — it's because fans are waiting to see just how much the Smash they loved, and more famously loved to hate, has changed its tune. Premiering on NBC a year ago with impressive critical acclaim and almost inescapable advertising, Smash follows the creation of Bombshell , a new Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and the characters involved behind the scenes. Over the first season, ingénues Karen and Ivy tried to out-diva each other for the main role while juggling messy love lives, lyricist Julia ( Debra Messing ) cheated on...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Smash-Season2-Josh-Safran-1060345.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Smash Season 2 Premiere “On Broadway; The Fallout”

Smash  season 2 premiere (NBC) “On Broadway; The Fallout” episode 1  & 2 airs Tuesday Feb 5 on NBC (9-11:00 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis: Back from a successful run in Boston, Eileen (Anjelica Huston), Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) are blindsided by both personal and professional obstacles as they seek to take “Bombshell” to Broadway. Karen (Katharine McPhee) consults her new mentor, Broadway star Veronica “Ronnie” Moore (guest star Jennifer Hudson), as she finds herself on the brink of fame, but her success may come at cost to Ivy (Megan Hilty). A new talent (Jeremy Jordan) is discovered in an unexpected place. Meanwhile, Derek (Jack Davenport) copes with a damaging accusation. Leslie Odom, Jr., Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez also star. Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Thorsten Kaye, and Brian d’Arcy James guest star. READ MORE...

'Smash' Premiere Videos: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Mama Knows Best,' Karen Discovers Jimmy and More

With season 2 of Smash premiering next week with a new showrunner, new cast members and a huge guest star in Jennifer Hudson, NBC is ramping up the promo machine by releasing five video clips from the two-hour opener, "On Broadway/The Fallout." http://www.buddytv.com/articles/smash/smash-premiere-videos-jennifer-49025.aspx
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