Megan Boone Cast on Blue Bloods, Jennifer Esposito Accuses CBS of Racism

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Things are turning very ugly very quickly between Jennifer Esposito and CBS.

As previously reported, the actress was let go by Blue Bloods earlier this week in a move she referred to as "shameful" because she claims she simply asked for a temporary leave in order to deal with a medical situation.

In her place as Danny's partner, Megan Ketch will come on board as a temporary replacement, while Deadline now confirms Megan Boone has been cast in the same role for an upcoming three episode arc. The actress has an option to become a series regular.

M. Boone

In response to Boone's casting, Esposito took to Twitter and lashed out.

“There it is. CBS got rid of the only minority cast member so they can have an ALL WHITE CAST like CSI,” she wrote.

Blue Bloods airs a new episode tonight.

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PLEASE bring Jennifer Esposito back to Blue Bloods, she has the guts the other cast members have, just perfect as Danny's partner. So far the series has taken a namby pamby turn which makes many of us just not take the time to watch it. The ecitemennt just is not there anymore!!!

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Jennifer just added the right chemistry with Danny, she had the NY look and attitude that just came natural. The last two girls to play his partner just don't have the right flare that made the show great! Letting someone go because they have medical issues is just wrong! I still record the show but if you don't bring Jackie back you're going to lose a viewer, swallow your pride before you lose your ratings!

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As an avid fan of Blue Blood, I think that Jennifer Esposito was the best parnter for Doni Walberg.She is a New Yorker; the dressed the part and spoke the lingo. The last two looked like models from the Ford Agency.

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Seriously. One episode and all of u want to throw the new girl under the bus. Understand we all liked Jennifer but with time the new girl will b great if she stays!! Such a great program!!!!!

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Give Megan Boone a chance. Yes, I was enchanted by the chemistry between Jackie (Jennifer Esposito) and Danny Reagan. But the girl got sick and could not work the long hours demanded for TV productions. I was a SAG member in background roles for 15 years, and I know those hours can be brutal.
So now, CBS has brought in Megan Boone, an experienced TV actress, who is asking us to give her a chance. It's true that she was not spotlighted much in her debut, the Feb. 1 show, but that's okay. Let's give her that chance she is asking. Dan

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I would like to Jennifer Esposito return to the role of Danny's partner.

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I loved Jennifer as Danny's partner, CBS please bring her back.

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I will never stop watching the show because of Donnie. He's my reason for watching. I think CBS should show some compassion for Jennifer and her situation. Even if she has a limited role until her illness is better. When she is better she can return fulltime. I did not like that she was replaced by two actresses. Does it take two to replace her. She definately has the right chemistry. Please bring her back. She has a right to be pissed, but I wouldn't call it racism..

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Really enjoyed the show with Esposito. The combination of the characters really worked well between Wahlberg and Esposito. It just isn't the same with either of the two actresses they have chosen. The show is still successful because of the other characters. If it was just about Wahlberg and his partner I think most audiences would've left the show already. None of the scenes with Wahlberg and either of his new partners have kept me intrigued.

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Does anyone here realize that Megan Boone has not made an appearance on the show as yet? Her first time on the show will be tonight Feb 1 2013. You are confusing her with another actress who was Danny's temporary partner for the last few episodes.