NBC’s "Smash" will see the departure of several characters when it returns at midseason next year, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.
One character who is on the way out is Dev, played by Raza Jaffrey. The character cheats on fiancee Karen, who is portrayed by "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee. Also leaving is Ellis, the scheming assistant played by Jaime Cepero, the story says.
Fans were annoyed with Dev’s cheating and Ellis’ malicious plotting, with viewers suggesting the second season would do better without the characters, the story says.
Also leaving are Brian d’Arcy James, who played the husband of Julia (Debra Messing), and Will Chase, who played her former lover Michael, the story says.