NBC isn’t leaving competition a chance to take their breath. The network has decided to boost their ratings any way they can and Smash is just one of the shows with huge potential. In fact, the network announced: Jennifer Hudson is Veronica Moore on Smash for a couple of episodes.
The Broadway drama has been getting all the rage lately. Now, that the next season is in the works, NBC announced the musical sitcom’s fans it has a nice surprise. Jennifer Hudson joins Smash for a multi-episode this next season as Veronica Moore. The singer comes to join a cast featuring fellow “American Idol” Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty.
This Friday, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced Hudson’s addition on Smash. “This series is a showcase for some of the best musical talent in the business and that’s a fitting description for Jennifer Hudson” said Greenblatt.
On NBC’s Smash, Jennifer Hudson is going to act Veronica Moore. The character is famous on Broadway and received her own share of awards. “Her character will represent someone who reached their Broadway dream but also paid a price for it” added the NBC Entertainment chairman.
Hudson might have become popular as a singer on “American Idol” but her voice landed her a gig in the musical “Dreamgirls”. For that Jennifer Hudson received a supporting actress Academy Award and it gave her the shot at a brand new career.
Smash executive producer Steven Spielberg believes Jennifer Hudson has a bright future in musicals: “First Dreamgirls, now Smash. I have no doubt Jennifer will continue to deliver even more inspiration to the audience responsible for giving us a second season on NBC”. Spielberg added having Hudson on the NBC show is “wonderful”.
The new season of musical drama Smash is set to air in midseason. Although it has Jennifer Hudson and Josh Safran as new additions, the network has dropped four stars for the second season. Brian d’Arcy James, Raza Jaffrey, Jaime Cepero and Will Chase were removed from the Broadway drama.
Josh Safran has been announced to join season two of Smash since April. He is set to replace Theresa Rebeck, who left the show earlier this year.