Jaimie Cepero’s Ellis May Return to ‘Smash’

Ellis in 'Smash'

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Vulture.com reports that television’s most hated character ‘Ellis,’ played by actor Jaimie Cepero, may still appear on the upcoming second season of NBC’s Smash following his unconfirmed departure from the show last year .

“Someone tipped off the government about where I’ve been getting the money to fund the show,” says Angelica Houston’s character in the Season 2 preview trailer. Could the person she speaks of be her former assistant-turned-borderline-crazy-nemesis Ellis?

At this weekend’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, executive producer Neil Meron told reporters, “Ellis is still alive.” Let’s hope Cepero’s character gets even crazier in the new season.

Smash returns Tuesday, February 5 at 9 PM on NBC.