Fade in on a girl, with a hunger for fame and a face and a name to remember.
The premise remains the same, but for Smash's second season, another girl is getting thrown into the mix as Karen and Ivy will also be matching wits with Veronica Moore, a two-time Tony winner, played by Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.
J. Hud is not the only new face taking the stage for season two, as Smash is getting a major injection of Broadway talent with Newsies star Jeremy Jordan, Jesse L. Martin and Daphne Rubin-Vega (both of Rent fame) and Liza Minnelli all joining the show with varying degrees of permanence.
This first look video reveals that while Bombshell is very much alive, Ivy has become persona non grata with the players since Karen demolished Don't Forget Me in the closing minutes of season one. But with a million shows in NYC, Ivy won't have to look to far for work ... although she can't seem let go of Marilyn Monroe.
Smash season two premieres February 5 at 9 p.m. on NBC.