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 Jackie back!!! She rounded out a great cast. I loved the camaraderie between Jennifer Esposito and Donnie Walberg. The show isn't the same without Jackie!!!

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    Blue Bloods mIght loose me as an avid fan. Do not like the new partner for Danny Wahlbwrg!!

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    Bring back Jennifer Espssito, the new girl Can 't even act!,,,,

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    I agree with the comments. Please bring Jennifer Espisito back! She is not so easily replaced.

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    PLEASE BRING JENNIFER BACK SHE AND DANNY PLAYED OFF EACH OTHER VERY WELL BOTH GREAT ACTORS

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    Please bring Jennifer back as Jackie! She was a better NY cop and partner to Wahlberg. If she was let go because of her illness, it seems that is not fair! Please reconsider your stance on this!

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    Guys, Why bother with something that was seemingly perfectly? if it was not broken, why fix it???

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    There are 70 comments so far. Megan Boone simply cannot hold a candle to Jennifer Esposito! CBS is doing the advertisers and their customers a huge disservice by bringing Boone on. I agree with Sally's and the other comments that reflect her feelings. CBS has failed miserably with this decision. Blue Bloods will not be the same unless they bring back Jennifer Esposito. CBS, please do the right thing here: admit the mistake & bring Jennifer Esposito back. Your viewers will thank you and the advertisers will stay on-board.

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    I agree with the loss of Jennifer! I'm just catching up and I see a female who doesn't have the look of a detective. Let alone a NY detective. I wouldn't want her backing me up on a case. Oh, I'm a cop by the way. You lost the grit of the grime with Jennifer gone.

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    Please bring Jennifer Esposito back. Danny and his new partner just don't click. Danny and Jackie were a great NY city police team. they represented NY cops.