Jennifer Hudson to Recur on Smash Season 2

Jennifer Hudson is bringing her incredible pipes and her impressive acting ability to Smash.

The Oscar-winning former American Idol favorite has signed on for her first extended television role, multiple sources confirm, coming on board Smash Season 2 as Veronica, a veteran Broadway star who will cause problems for Megan Hilty’s Ivy and Katharine McPhee’s Karen.

Hey, Jennifer Hudson!

Smash got off to a big start for NBC and then faltered tremendously, both in the ratings and in the eyes of critics.

It has since replaced its showrunner, let three main cast members go and, along with Hudson, signed Jeremy Jordan of Newsies as a series regular. Look for new episodes to air in January.

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Jennifer Hudson to Recur on Smash Season 2