The second season of "Smash" returns Tues. Feb. 5 at 9:00 p.m. with a two-hour episode, but if that's too long of a wait for you, check out this sneak peek below. We spot just a few of the major stars who will be popping up on the show, including Jennifer Hudson, Jesse L. Martin ("Law & Order," the Broadway musical "Rent") and Debra Messing's old "Will & Grace" co-star, Sean Hayes

Give how quickly faces spiral by, we don't get much of a sense of the major changes that are coming this season (regular cast members are exiting, replacements are coming and the show has a new show runner), but we know Hudson's character will play a Broadway diva who, according to NBC, has achieved her dreams but has paid a price for them. While last season was a mixed bag, we're happy to give the show a second chance just to see Hudson. 

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