Smash Season 2 Trailer Raises the Curtain on New Faces, Foes, Setbacks and Hook-Ups

Smash Season 2 PromoAs promised, NBC — during this Monday night’s installment of The Voice — sneak-peeked a new promo for Season 2 of Smash.

Afterwards, a greatly extended version of the promo premiered on Yahoo!, and it delivers a deeper, more delicious dive into where things stand with familiar faces from Season 1 — Karen (played by Katharine McPhee) is riding high, Ivy (Megan Hilty) is about to get pushed out, Julia (Debra Messing) went off the deep end, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) is in a legal jam thanks to Patrick Thornhart — and well as introduces us to “two-time Tony winner Veronica Moore,” played with expected yet always impressive gusto by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, among other new players on the stage.

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But enough from me; the video is auto-playing, so get to checking it out, then share your early impressions of the seemingly bigger (and less Ellis-y) Smash ahead (premiering Tuesday, Feb. 5).