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Dispute Between Actress and CBS Drama Series Takes a Turn for the Worse TVLine

An ongoing battle between an actress and the CBS drama series on which she has been a regular has taken another turn, with word surfacing that Jennifer Esposito won’t be back on “Blue Bloods,” TVLine reports.

Esposito has Celiac disease, and left the show for a medical leave a few months ago. “As reported back in October, CBS says the actress requested ‘a very limited part-time schedule’ that the demands of the role could not accommodate, so they put her (and her character) on a leave of absence,” the piece reports.

Esposito has been unhappy that she is being prevented from working elsewhere during her absence from the show, as we previously reported. Now the word is she won’t be invited back to play Det. Jackie Curatola again on the series, according to the report. “Blue Bloods” is rotating in Megan Ketch and Megan Goode to play new characters to take the place of Esposito’s, the story reports.

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