"Smash" is bringing back Ellis. According to TVLine, Jaime Cepero will reprise his hated Season 1 role sometime during Season 2.
New "Smash" showrunner Josh Safran cryptically told TVLine that Ellis "may return," but it might not be in the present.
In an interview with Playbill.com, Safran hinted that the door would be open for previously ousted Season 1 stars to return sometime in Season 2.
"In my mind, the door's always opened," he said. "It is, in that way, a soap opera because it's an ensemble show with a cast of many characters, and you know theatre -- somebody does a show, then they go into a pilot, then they come back to do a show, and suddenly they're back!"
In other casting news ...
Sarah Chalke is scrubbing in at "Grey's Anatomy." The former "Scrubs" star will appear in a spring episode. [TVLine]
Britt Robertson is going "Under the Dome." "The Secret Circle" actress has joined the cast of the CBS series based on the Stephen King novel. [TV Guide]
"Heroes" actor Sendhil Ramamurthy is getting promoted. Ramamurthy was first hired in a recurring capacity, but will now be a series regular on "Beauty and the Beast." [THR]
John Mulaney will star in a pilot for NBC. Mulaney will be at the center of a multi-camera sitcom from Lorne Michaels. [Variety]