Smash Season 2 Tonight
By Gabrielle Pantera
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 2013/2/5 – “Change is inevitable, especially in this business,” says Smash actress Megan Hilty. “While I’m sad to see my friends go, I’m also excited to make new friends. Just because they’re leaving now doesn’t mean that they won’t necessarily be back later. “I’m excited to see what happens in this next season and see what all these new, fresh faces bring to these story lines.”
The start of the second season starts tomorrow night. There have been a number of changes since the end of last season. The creator of Smash Theresa Rebeck is no longer part of the show.
Joshua Safran is the new showrunner is a veteran of Gossip Girl. He’s let go four actors who are not central to the musical. The actors not returning are: Raza Jaffrey, who played Karen’s cheating boyfriend and Jaime Cepero, played Ellis the conniving assistant. the other two not returning had storylines central to Debra Messing’s character Julia. One is Brian d’Arcy James who played Jiulia’s husband Frank and Will Chase, who played Michael Swift, aka Bombshell‘s Joe DiMaggio and Julia’s lover.
This year the show starts with Bomshell being a success in Boston, and Karen played by Katharine McPhee being picked as Marylin. She has a roommate after her breakup and she’s starting to understand the business more. New to the cast is Jimmy Collins portrayed by Jeremy Jordan and Kyle Bishop played by Andy Minentus.
There’s new music and guest stars on the show. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is in tonight’s show, and will be around for a few episodes. Making appearances as themselves are: Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell and Matthew Broderick. Also appearing is Sean Hayes and veteran Jesse L. Martin has a recurring role.
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