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STAGE TUBE: First Look - Jennifer Hudson Gives Katharine McPhee Advice in SMASH Season 2!

Get a first look at Jennifer Hudson giving Katharine McPhee some sage advice in SMASH season two in the new NBC fall 2012 promo montage below! Academy Award winner for Dreamgirls, Hudson will appear in a multi-episode arc as Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor who influences both Katharine McPhee's Karen and Megan Hilty's Ivy. In the brief clip, Hudson tells McPhee, "Someone's always waiting to take you down, honey."

As previously reported, Daniel Sunjata has just been added to an ever-growing cast roster for SMASH's upcoming season. He will play a recurring role as a new love interest for Debra Messing's Julia. Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and Jeremy Jordan will also make appearances throughout the season. Jaime Cepero, Raza Jaffrey, Will Chase and Brian d'Arcy James will not return when SMASH season two premieres midseason.

"Smash" is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire - to be a Broadway star The series stars Emmy Award winner Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Oscar winner Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi's Honor"), Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean" films), Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Peter and the Starcatcher"), Katharine McPhee ("American Idol"), Megan Hilty ("9 to 5: The Musical") and Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan ("Newsies").

From Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television, "Smash" stemmed from an idea of executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg ("ER," "Schindler's List"). The series' executive producers also include Joshua Safran ("Gossip Girl"), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning "Chicago," "Hairspray"), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey ("United States of Tara," "The Borgias"), Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray," "Catch Me If You Can") and Theresa Rebeck ("Mauritius," "NYPD Blue").

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Jennifer Hudson Gives Katharine McPhee Advice in SMASH Season 2!
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