Well, with the first season over, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going to happen in season two for our favorite shows. One of the shows that’s moving to the top of my list is certainly Smash. And clearly it’s on the minds of those in charge, too, since
two four (new update below!) cast members are leaving the show.
Who? Well, keep reading to find out.
All you haters got your wish — plus more. Two Smash men are taking a bow.
That’s right, a certain menacing assistant is not going to be causing any more trouble. Jaime Cepero, who plays Ellis in the series, is leaving the show, along with Dev’s Raza Jaffrey. It’s not clear whether these two will be back to wrap up their story arcs, but seeing as Ellis was loudly fired and Dev watched from a dark distance while Karen shined, I’m not sure they really need to. Either way, it looks like we’ve got some room to grow in season two.
Personally, I’m happy to see Ellis go. If only we could have blown him up in a plane, a la Kate from White Collar. As for Dev, well, with this Dev-elopment (I couldn’t help myself), it looks like there’s a big opportunity to grow that quiet moment Karen and Derek shared in her underwear in the dressing room. Of course, that’s just my guess.
Update: Turns out Ellis and Dev aren’t the only ones gone. New sources state that Brian d’Arcy James (Frank) and Will Chase (Michael) will also not be returning for the second season.
What do you think? Are you happy to see these men leave?