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Did Jennifer Esposito leave on her own, or was she fired?


I really liked her on this show and was sad when she just disappeared. They never even explained it, did they? Does anyone know what happened?

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That's a good question. I feel like she left on her own to pursue film.
I've been watching Spin City on FXX and was just wondering the same.

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For your health.

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I loved her in this. She fit in effortlessly. Simple fact is she made Summer Of Sam with Spike Lee and he encouraged her to get out of TV because he said it would trap her and to pursue movie roles. So she just left of her own accord and the writers (I don't think) acknowledged her disappearance. Mike was just trying to find a new assistant. Shame.


What the hell is a gigawatt?!

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She left due to to having Celiac which wasn't diagnosed until a few years ago.

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She left to do movies. She had done a few movies when the series was on hiatus. Due to filming in New York, she had to turn down parts in other movies. She wanted out of her contract and when she ticked the producers off by not showing up for a taping of the episode 'Carter & Stuart & Bennet & Deirdre' the producers had enough and let her out of the contract for next year. In fact, her leaving was the main idea to bring Heather Locklear into the show.

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No. Not at all. She left/was fired due to being sick. It's called Celiac Disease. Read her book.

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Her leaving and the hiring of Heather Lockkear had nothing to do with each other.

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The problems with her health and celiac disease is what caused her to be fired from Blue Bloods, not Spin City.


Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt!

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That is correct about Blue Bloods and I'm also correct about Spin City. She was let go due to her health problems which were undiagnosed at the time.

I'm glad he's single, because I'm gonna climb that like a tree.

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She left the cast after advice from director Spike Lee

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Watching these eps now. It's so jarring to have her suddenly disappear without a word. Especially since the 4th season premiere picks up the very next day in story continuity. And then they even have the episode that directly discusses the potential firing of James. People being fired, hired, and no mention of a lost character? So bizarre.

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