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LOOK: Meet The Cast Of 'Smash' Season 2

" Smash " Season 2 is right around the corner, but you don't have to wait until February 5 to get a glimpse of the new cast. NBC has released several new promo photos featuring Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and new cast members Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus. Gone from Season 2 are Debra Messing's scarves, Will Chase, Raza Jaffrey, Jaime Cepero and Brian D'Arcy James. Don't fret though: Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty -- along with their stellar voices -- are still around. Take a look at pictures from the new season below. //

Rosie Heads To 'Smash'

Rosie O'Donnell will make a cameo appearance on " Smash ." O'Donnell, a self-described fan of the NBC musical drama, shared the news -- in all caps -- on Twitter. O'Donnell joins an impressive guest cast list for Season 2 of "Smash." Other guest stars include Liza Minnelli , Bernadette Peters, Jesse L. Martin, Jennifer Hudson and Sean Hayes. "Smash" recently picked up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Comedy or Musical . The series is up against "Modern Family," "Girls," "The Big Bang Theory" and Episodes." "Everyone who is involved with 'Smash,' whether on the outskirts or at the epicenter, is thrilled and dancing in the aisles this morning on this wonderful news," Steven Spielberg, executive producer of "Smash," said in a statement. //

'Smash,' 'Mad Men' and other curious Golden Globes nominations and omissions

Wrap your head around this fact, if you will: "Smash" is nominated in one of the best TV categories for the 2013 Golden Globes, and "Mad Men" is not.They're not competing against one another -- "Mad Men" is in the drama field, and "Smash" got to compete with comedies because the Globes' comedy categories also contain the words "or musical." Unless, that is, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association collectively assumed any comedy in the show was intentional.The Golden Globes always include a few head-scratching nominations and omissions, as might be expected for an awards show based on the whims of 90-some journalists who are throwing a big party. As such, it's hard to muster up as much outrage for the snubs of deserving works and inclusions of dubious ones.That doesn't mean, however, that it's not worth examining some of this year's most curious Golden Globes decisions:"Mad Men" vs. "The Newsroom": "Mad Men"... //

NBC Hits the High Notes With Grammy Nominations for Adam Levine and Blake Shelton of 'The Voice', Jimmy Fallon and 'Smash'

NBC’s been making beautiful music this past year with its successful programming //

'Smash': Old Rivalries, New Faces Take Center Stage in Season 2 Trailer (Video)

The extended trailer offers a first look at the rebooted drama under new showrunner Josh Safran. //

Smash Season 2 Poster: Watch Your Back!

Smash doesn't return to NBC until February 5 (with a two-hour episode), but you can check out the first poster for the second season of the Broadway drama and its revamped cast right here and now: Returning from Smash Season 1 : Anjelica Huston (Eileen), Katharine McPhee (Karen), Jack Davenport (Derek), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Sam), Megan Hilty (Ivy), Christian Borle and Debra Messing (Tom and Julia). Not returning: Jaime Cepero (Ellis), Raza Jaffrey (Dev), Brian D’Arcy James (Frank) and Will Chase (Michael). New this season: Andy Mientus (writer Kyle), Jeremy Jordan (singer/Kyle’s best friend Jimmy), Krysta Rodriguez (Karen's roommate Ana), and Jennifer Hudson (Veronica, a new threat to Karen and Ivy). Also scheduled to appear in Season 2 as guest stars: Liza Minnelli (as herself), Sean Hayes (as a TV/film actor making his Broadway debut), Jesse L. Martin and Daniel Sunjata (Julia love interests), and Nikki Blonsky. Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl) will executive produce and serve as Season 2 show-runner. An extended sneak preview of Smash Season 2 will air during this coming Monday’s episode of NBC's The Voice ... during which none other than Jennifer Hudson serves as a mentor to the singers. Synergy, people. Synergy. //

Liza Minnelli to Guest Star as Herself on 'Smash' Season 2

Smash is going all out with big and bold casting choices for season 2, with the likes of Jennifer Hudson on board . Now comes word that the Liza with a Z star Liza Minnelli will be guest starring as herself in an episode titled "The Surprise Party." (An exact air date is unknown at this time.) //

NBC midseason premiere dates: 'Smash' returns in February and 'The Biggest Loser' spells 'The Voice'

"Community" isn't the only NBC show that got a midseason home on Tuesday (Oct. 30).The network has a host of changes to its schedule for early 2013, including the returns of "The Biggest Loser" and "Smash," premiere dates for new series "Deception" (formerly "Infamous"), "1600 Penn" and "Ready for Love" and the start for a new "Celebrity Apprentice.""The Biggest Loser" will be the first show back, launching on Sunday, Jan. 6 before settling into its Monday home at 8 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 7. "Deception" will also premiere on Jan. 7. "The Biggest Loser" will give "The Voice" a break between its two cycles, and "Revolution" is also getting a long break -- which in the past has been kind of a dicey proposition for serial dramas (see "FlashForward," "The Event" et al). "The Voice" and "Revolution" are both set to return March 25."Smash" will open its second season with a two-hour episode at 9... //

'Smash' scoop: 'Rent' star Daphne Rubin-Vega to appear in season 2 -- EXCLUSIVE

The second season of  Smash  is shaping up to be full of musically talented guest-stars like Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, and Jesse L. Martin. Now, EW has learned that Martin’s former  Rent  co-star Daphne Rubin-Vega will also be appearing on season 2 of NBC’s musical drama. The actress, who played Mimi in the original Broadway production of Rent , will play a Broadway publicist on the series. Sadly, she and Martin don’t have scenes together, nor will she be singing. Read More... //

Smash Scoop: Bernadette Peters Returning in Season 2

A familiar face is returning for Smash 's second season. Bernadette Peters will reprise her role as Leigh Conroy, the mother of Megan Hilty 's Ivy, Vulture reports. Peters will...  //