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 back

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please bring Jackie back-danny & the new girl just don't click. She doesn't look or sound like ny cop.

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PLEASE!!!!!!BRING BACK JACKIE SHE IS AWESOME on the show with Danny they have they have the chemistry.The show is NOT the same without her...

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Please bring back "Jackie." She had the perfect chemistry for the part. I do not get the same feeling with Megan Boone. She seems artificial.

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Pulling the race card was unprofessional, but I may stop watching the show now that it is confirmed Jennifer isn't coming back. She is a darn good actress that I have enjoyed watching in Blue Bloods as well as her other work. As everyone as previously stated, the chemistry between Danny Wahlberg and Jennifer is a huge component of the success of the show. Unfortunately Megan Boone hasn't made it to the starting line yet. She is aloft, cool, and has the "Daddy's little rich girl" look and attitude. Definitely not the typical New Yorker as Jennifer portrayed. This all being said, how many labor laws did CBS break if it is true they replaced Jennifer because she needed to take some time off for medical leave? I think I am most disappointed with CBS about this than anything else.

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Bring Jennifer back HATE new girl acting terrible

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Really liked jennifer the new girl totally stinks. She is so boring really liked Danny and Jackie now there shots with the new girl just don't cut it

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Agree with all if the comments, Jennifer is missed!

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The new girl just doesn't cut it! Bring Jackie back!

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Are you kidding? Where is Jackie; must be on vacation to Rio. I'm sure the temp partner will be moving on once the short vacation is over. It just dosn't work. There is no chemistry between Danny and the temp. Please get Jenifer back on the set. You have lost the sharp edge that was their relationship. In short, the new gal's a bore!