NBC has a lot riding on the success of its Broadway drama Smash, and the series’ new showrunner Josh Safran is already shaking things up. EW.com first reported that Raza Jaffrey (Dev) and Jaime Cepero (Ellis) had been axed.That news was followed by The Hollywood Reporter’s revelation that Brian d’Arcy James (Frank) and Will Chase (Michael) have also received pink slips.
On the most recent Pop Confidential podcast, Jamey Giddens suggested the show needed to focus on developing the Karen (Katharine McPhee), Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) triangle. With the departure of Jaffrey’s Dev at least one obstacle for such a storyline will be out of the way.
Which Smash character will you miss most?
Smash Cast Gets, Well...Smashed
- Michael (Will Chase) (28%, 87 Votes)
- Frank (Brian d'Arcy James) (24%, 73 Votes)
- Ellis (Jamie Cepero) (9%, 28 Votes)
- Dev (Raza Jaffrey) (39%, 121 Votes)
Total Voters: 309