Exclusive Smash First Look: 'Princess' Karen Hits a Sour Note With the New Guy

Dev who?

As NBC’s Smash lifts the curtain on Season 2 next Tuesday, Feb. 5, Karen (played by Katharine McPhee) quickly finds a new man in her life — but are her intentions business-related, or for pleasure?

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In this exclusive clip from the two-hour season premiere, Brooklyn bartender/wannaba songwriter Jimmy (Newsies‘ Jeremy Jordan) blasts his partner Kyle (Carrie: The Musical’s Andy Mientus) for giving new acquaintance Karen one of their songs to sing at a bar.

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When the Bombshell star tries to intervene and explain her interest in Jimmy’s work, it becomes clear that “Thank you” aren’t words she’ll be hearing anytime soon.

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Will these two kids ultimately smooth things over and make beautiful music together? (Did Ellis lurk behind potted plants?) Press PLAY to watch the (wrong kind of) sparks fly.