23 May 2012 7:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Smash" is going to undergo some much-needed changes in its second season -- in March, it was announced that creator Theresa Rebeck was leaving her position as show-runner, with "Gossip Girl" executive producer Josh Safran stepping in to take her place. Christian Borle, who plays Tom, told the La Times the show is "almost getting rebooted," and that he thought season two was "actually going to delve more into the process of the creation and what the writing partnership is, the nuts and bolts of that room." And now, according to TV Line, the show is shedding some of its most irritating characters, including, yes, the over-the-top Millennial entitlement nightmare Ellis (Jaime Cepero). The assistant who would be a producer was canned in the season finale after he revealed that he was the person who spiked movie star Rebecca's (Uma Thurman) smoothie with peanuts, to which she's allergic. While Ellis was so ridiculous a. »

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