Jennifer Hudson has just landed a hot new television role in which she’ll be able to show off both her acting and singing chops once again. Hudson will join the cast of NBC’s hit show Smash, which debuted last season and developed a strong and loyal following, reports.

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The show is a musical drama that follows star, and fellow American Idol alum, Katherine McPhee’s young and naïve, but talented, character Karen and her cast mates as they aspire to become Broadway stars in New York City. Producers says Hudson will be featured in a multiple episode arc as the character Veronica Moore, who is described as a Tony-Award winning Broadway star who has had to pay a price for her fame.

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We last saw Hudson on screen in the movie adaption of the Broadway hit Dreamgirls, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The show will return to NBC in early 2013. Are you excited to see Hudson on the show?

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