J-Hud Smashed

The new season of NBC's musical drama series Smash, premieres Tuesday, February 5 at 9pm, and will feature several new faces in multi-episode arcs like Jennifer HudsonSheryl Lee Ralph and Jesse L. Martin.

J-Hud will play Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star (who pays a price for her success) whose presence directly influences the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

Sheryl Lee Ralph will play J-Hud's mother.

And Jesse L Martin will play Scott Welker, an Artistic Director of a theater company, who has some history with characters on the show, and may even get involved with Debra Messing’s character Julia.

A new 4-minute extended preview of the new season, highlighting old faces and new, has surfaced, and is embedded below: