Starting this up in preparation for the return next Tuesday. Anyone else excited? I actually was starting to find a lot of the storylines getting tedious by the end of last season, but I'm finding myself very much looking forward to the new season. The addition of Jennifer Hudson will be interesting, tho I'm not clear if it's a one-off or a recurring/regular role. She has just the right voice for this show I think -- solidly pop/R&B but with enough range & depth to take on some a variety of songs. How she'll fit in the Bombshell storyline I have no idea. But maybe she won't and it will be some side story. 2-hour season premier, Tuesday Feb 5.