The show must go on: Two writers set out to produce a Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe and things get out of hand when the drama continues off-stage. Two talented beauties – naïve newbie Karen (Katherine McPhee) and seasoned performer Ivy (Megan Hilty) – vie for the lead role and form a rivalry that drastically changes their lives. Producer Eileen (Anjelica Huston) jumps on board and brings the difficult Derek (Jack Davenport) into the fray to direct, and tension ensues. All the bright lights and big drama have made Smash one of TV’s biggest hits of 2012, and now it’s back for a second season. Picking up from a heart-stopping finale when Karen wows the public in her debut as Marilyn and a heartbroken Ivy overdoses on pills, the series goes on as the crew tries to land Bombshell a theater for its Broadway debut but are threatened by a fresh scandal. With a new slew of guest stars including the inimitable Liza Minnelli as herself and American Idol’s Jennifer Hudson, and a new showrunner at the helm (Josh Safran of Gossip Girl fame), you can expect an unforgettable season of more glitz and shine – and even darker secrets and schemes brewing underneath.