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'Smash' Online: Season 2 Premiere's First Hour Debuts Early (VIDEO)

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"Smash" Season 2 premiere debuts online early. | NBC

"Smash" fans can go online to watch the some of the Season 2 premiere right now, instead of waiting for the Golden Globe-nominated series to make its return to NBC on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

NBC has released the first half of the "Smash" Season 2 two-hour premiere online -- titled "On Broadway" -- giving eager viewers a chance to see just how much the show has been retooled. Several characters from last season -- including the hated Ellis -- are gone and several new ones join the bunch, including Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan), a bad boy musical prodigy; Ana (Krysta Rodriguez), Karen's (Katharine McPhee) new roommate; and Veronica Moore (Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson).

Get a sneak peek at all the Broadway drama with the first hour of "Smash" online (below).

The full Season 2 premiere airs Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.

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