NBC’s hit ‘Smash‘ is doing some major overhauling after series creator, Theresa Rebeck, headed back to the Great White Way. Now four regular cast members have been fired including Raza Jaffrey, Jaime Cepero, Brian d’Arcy James and Will Chase but they’ll be back to finish up their storylines.
It’s looking the second season of ‘Smash’ is determined to stay more focused on the central characters rather than meandering off into storylines that just were annoying and pointless. I never quite appreciated Debra Messing’s family that just seemed to take away from the main purpose of the show. Now with her husband out of the way, they’ll be focusing more on the music of the show for the storyline. I can’t believe they didn’t oust her son Leo since he’s either just a bad actor trying to play what he thinks a teen his age would act like or they’ll have a ‘very special’ episode next season to show that he’s developmentally disabled or just plain challenged.
Josh Safran took over as showrunner and the new season will be at least 15 episodes and take place after Bombshell opens on Broadway. Smash will be adding three new regulars including a chorus member, working-class guy and an optimistic gay kid from Brooklyn.
So we’ll see if the show learns from this past season’s mistakes and gets the ratings it pulled this season. Rumors have hit that Theresa Rebeck is actually working on the Broadway version of Bombshell, but we’ll see. What better way to test out a musical by putting it on tv first and see how it works!