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Smash Season 2 Previews: Karen’s Big Break and Ivy Belts It Out

5 years ago by Reg Seeton
The cast of Smash returns to NBC on Tuesday, February 5 at 9/8c - Photo: NBC

The cast of Smash returns to NBC on Tuesday, February 5 at 9/8c – Photo: NBC

Smash returns to NBC on Tuesday for Season 2 with the back-to-back episodes “On Broadway” and “The Fallout” featuring Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Jennifer Hudson.

In the two-hour premiere of Smash, a scandal puts the Bombshell play in jeopardy while new talent is discovered in an unexpected place.

Ahead of Smash, NBC released two new previews that show Megan Hilty as Ivy as she gives a fresh performance while Katharine McPhee’s Karen gets her big break on Broadway.

Smash – “On Broadway” and “The Fallout”

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.

Smash – Season 2

In Season 2, the “Bombshell” team is one step closer to achieving their Broadway dream. The Boston run was the success the team was hoping for, including producer Eileen Rand (Huston), writers Tom Levitt (Borle) and Julia Houston (Messing), last-minute star Karen Cartwright (McPhee) and director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport).

But, they are all about to learn even a charmed show cannot avoid paying for sins of the past.

Will Eileen get away with mixing business and pleasure with her shady paramour, Nick (guest star Thorsten Kaye)? Will Julia’s marriage to Frank (guest star Brian d’Arcy James) survive the revelation of her infidelity? Will actress Ivy Lynn (Hilty) bounce back from the shame of losing the lead role to rival Karen and bedding her fiancé in retaliation? And will Tom and Julia’s long-time partnership endure the changing tides of opportunity?

Smash Season 2 – Ivy Belts It Out

Smash Season 2 – Karen’s Big Break

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Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!