Jennifer Hudson will be joining NBC’s “Smash” early next year for the second season for a multi-episode arc, according to deadline.com.
Hudson, who has transcended her time on “Idol” seven years to win an Oscar and Grammy and become a Weight Watchers spokesman, will play Veronica Moore, a Tony-winning stage actress who tangles with the players of “Smash’s” fictional musical “Bombshell.”
She joins regular Katharine McPhee, runner up on “Idol” season five.
The New York Times noted why “Smash” got renewed. It’s overnight ratings were not that good but when you included DVR playback, it’s 18-49 rating was 3.3, tied for best among all 10 p.m. dramas.
Hudson will also be getting a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.
- I am talking to Casey Abrams later today to promote his new album. I’ll also have to ask him about his National Anthem performance last night for the Yankees-Mets game. Things didn’t go too well. You can listen to his album here.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk