Jennifer Esposito Wants ‘Blue Bloods’ Job Back!

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Jennifer Esposito was let go of her job with CBS’s  Blue Bloods after she asked for a reduced schedule as she suffers from celiac disease (negative reaction to eating gluten) and even fainted on set but now she wants her gig back and her legal team is looking to get her back on the show.  Esposito still wants a reduced schedule, instead of taking legal action against the network.

Despite an ugly battle with CBS, don’t count fired star Jennifer Esposito completely out of “Blue Bloods” just yet.

The actress’ legal team is working behind the scenes to get her back on the cop series, Page Six has exclusively learned, and is exploring options other than filing a lawsuit surrounding her controversial dismissal.

Esposito was written off the cop show that co-starsTom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg after she recently collapsed on the set suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder caused by a reaction to gluten. She later learned her character was being axed. Esposito then took to Twitter to bash show chiefs for their “shameful behavior” by “implying I was not truly ill.”

“Attorneys for Jennifer have been negotiating with CBS to see if she can be reinstated on the show,” a source close to the talks tells us. “They hope to reach a deal for a special accommodation to be made for her disease while working on an episodic TV show.”

It is believed the former “Spin City” star hopes to get back to work with a lighter schedule rather than take legal action against the network.

Meanwhile Esposito — who runs a celiac-awareness Web site, Jennifer’s Way — has been gaining support on Twitter from an army of celiac sufferers after she slammed CBS, saying the network “didn’t listen to my [doctor] and I collapsed on set,” and then “implied that I was NOT truly ill and this was a scheme to get a raise!”

Celiac victims with blog handles like “Gluten Dude,” “Little Miss Gluten,” “Glam Without Gluten” and “Gluten Is My Bitch,” have been tweeting messages of support and are petitioning online for Esposito to get her job back.

CBS and Esposito’s lawyer William J. Briggs declined to comment on any negotiations. The network has previously said that Esposito “informed us that she is only available to work on a very limited part-time schedule. As a result, she’s unable to perform . . . her role, and we regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence.”

Via NYPost

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