5 February 2013 5:08 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

You’ve seen the posters. You’ve seen the ads. And now the wait is over: Smash Season 2 kicks off tonight with a two-hour premiere.

But has the Broadway-based series righted the wrongs of its first season? Will it no longer let its audience down? Below, we offer up six reasons why the show deserves a second chance...

Not One, But Two Musicals: The new season starts with lackluster reviews for the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell. So as the creative team scrambles, another show, Hit List, will emerge and steal the former's spotlight.

"We have two musicals that you're seeing in several states of development,” said new showrunner Joshua Safran, adding that a pair of productions will help the series “peel back the curtain on this world that most people haven't seen and show that process.”

Out With The Old, In With The New: Gone are lackluster characters like Dev, »

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