Casting Scoop: Krysta Rodriguez Cast As ‘Smash’ Regular & More

Smash casts Krysta Rodriguez

“Smash” casts another Theater Vet.

Krysta Rodriguez,  has joined “Smash” as Karen’s (Katharine McPhee) roommate. The actress is joining the NBC drama as Ana, Karen’s fun and spunky new roommate who is looking for her big break on Broadway. She has been cast as a series regular.

Related: Jennifer Hudson Joins ‘Smash’

More “Smash” casting news!

Tom’s boyfriend, Sam has been bumped to a regular on “Smash.” Leslie Odom Jr. recurred as Sam, a dancer/Ivy’s friend during the first season. As the season progressed, Sam became a love interest for Tom (Christian Borle).

So far Jennifer Hudson, Jermey Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus have been cast for the second season of “Smash.” While Jamie Cepero (Ellis), Raza Jaffrey (Dev), Brian D’Arcy James (Frank) and Will Chase (Michael) have been dropped.

Meanwhile, “Up All Night'”s Regan is getting a younger brother. The brother, Scott will be played by Luka Jones (Best Friends Forever). According to EW, Scott, a divorced, laid back construction worker, comes to town with his unruly 5-year old son. Jones joins the cast as a series regular.

“Up All Night” second season premieres Thursday, Sept. 20.

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