*Sheryl Lee Ralph is back on the radar, this time for television.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’s going to guest star in the second season of NBC’s Broadway drama, “Smash.”

It’s an interesting way to return to ‘Broadway.’

She’ll play ‘Cynthia,’ the mother to Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Veronica Moore.’

Veronica is an award-winning Broadway star who changes the lives of ‘Karen’ (Katharine McPhee) and ‘Ivy’ (Hilty).

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters played mother to Hilty’s Ivy on the first season of Smash, appearing in a pair of episodes to support her daughter as she struggled with the demands of Bombshell, the play at the center of Season 1.