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|'Smash' Scoop: Two Characters Leaving the Show!|
|Topic Started: May 22 2012, 03:57 PM (356 Views)|
|Kenny||May 22 2012, 03:57 PM Post #1|
'Smash' scoop: Ellis and Dev are leaving the show! -- EXCLUSIVE
Two infamous characters on NBC’s Smash are expected to leave the show — and we suspect fans are not going to be disappointed.
Philandering fiancé Dev (Raza Jaffrey) and devious assistant Ellis (Jaime Cepero) will not be regulars in the show’s second season, sources say. It’s possible one or both actors could appear in an episode or two to wrap up their storylines, but that’s it. The plan is to have neither character as a recurring presence in the show’s new-and-improved second season.
Dev annoyed fans by cheating on Katharine McPhee’s character, while Ellis infuriated viewers all season with his overeager meddlesome scheming. Fans and critics have been pretty outspoken that the second season would be better off without either character (Ellis in particular) and it seems producers and/or NBC listened (The network had no comment).
NBC plans to return Smash in midseason, giving time for new showrunner Josh Safran (Gossip Girl) to creatively polish the series. NBC had no comment.
|Beth||May 22 2012, 04:16 PM Post #2|
||I'm okay with those decisions. Ellis had no real purpose and Katherine McPhee should have a real romance with the producer. You can tell he really, really likes something about her. It could be the REAL thing.|
|Southofsoap||May 22 2012, 04:54 PM Post #3|
||This is great news overall, although I would like to see Ellis being eaten alive by piranhas and Karen to find out about Dev and Ivy before he exits.|
|BalscoFan5||May 22 2012, 05:01 PM Post #4|
||Doesn't bother me.|
|cubsgirl||May 22 2012, 06:17 PM Post #5|
Glad Ellis is gone. He was beyond a character you would "love to hate". We need Eileen to throw a drink in his face on his way out the door. Dev is such a blah character that I won't even miss him being going. Wish Karen would go with him, but I know that won't happen.
Was just reading on TVLine that both the characters of Frank and Michael are also going to be recurring and only in a few episodes next season. Might actually check out the next season with all these changes. Seems like it might be focusing more on the drama in putting together a production and not all of the family/personal drama.
|Kevc1980||May 22 2012, 06:25 PM Post #6|
||So glad Ellis is gone. What an awful and unlikable character. Wasn't really a fan of the actor either.|
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