The Scheming Ellis to Return to Smash

Wait! I thought we were supposed to be rid of this annoying person. TV Line breaks the bad news that, contrary to previous reports, Jaime Cepero will return to Smash as Ellis–the scheming former assistant to Tom and Eileen.

Smash show runner, Josh Safran, tells TV line that “Ellis may return, but not necessarily in the present.” Oh. So it sounds like some kind of a flashback deal, and hopefully not a big deal at all.

Smash returns to NBC on February 5, supposedly bigger and better than ever.  If the 1 hour preview is any indication, the new showrunners have made vast improvement.

Click to watch the preview, featuring guest star, Jennifer Hudson

Via TV Line

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  • Ima fan

    i liked ellis

  • Rand

    Please, no.

  • Beth112

    As long as it’s a flashback, I’m fine with that. We don’t need Ellis in the present.

  • Reflects On Life

    He may have been super-annoying, but the show got boring after he left.

  • Jordana33


  • Jason Scott

    Ugh. He needs to stay as far away as possible. By the sound of things, it’ll be flashbacks, which I suppose I can deal with.

  • Kariann Hart

    Didn’t he want to be a writer or director?  I thought he might return as competition.  He was a sneaky one, wasn’t he?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Just. no.

  • ptslittlecomment

    YES! He made a great villian! It was the inconsistancy in the writing during his character development that did him in!

  • Tuki

    I bet it´s just a quick flashback. 
    I think he is giving Jerry info on how Eileen financed Bombshell. It probably will be only for quick scene.
    I am so excited for Smash this season! Cannot wait! I LOVED the first episode of S2!

  • phil2501

    I hate that television shows always get rid of the villains.  When annoying fans say they don’t like a character because they aren’t hot or sugary sweet, they complain, and that character gets the axe regardless of how talented they are.  It happened to Jessalyn Gilsig in Glee who was brilliant in her first few episodes and it happened a lot in Lost (i.e. Michelle Rodriguez, Harold Perrineau and Rebecca Mader) who are great actors. TV shows need complex characters who are sometimes unlikable!!

  • Jenna

    Hopefully it’s a flashback of him getting punched in the face.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Another reason not to watch this train wreck this season.