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Blue Bloods Promotes Marisa Ramirez to Series Regular, as Danny's Newest Partner

Blue Bloods Season 4 Marisa Ramirez RegularMarisa Ramirez has been bumped to series regular status for Blue Bloods upcoming fourth season.

The actress — whose previous TV credits include Body of Proof, Lifetime’s Against the Wall and General Hospital — joined the CBS drama toward the end of Season 3 in a recurring capacity, as Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) latest partner, Detective Maria Baez.

The Hollywood Reporter first shared the news of her status upgrade.

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Ramirez boarded Bloods as one of three potential full-time replacements for castmember Jennifer Esposito, who exited the series last October amid some controversy involving her ability to do her job while managing Celiac Disease. (Law & Order: LA‘s Megan Boone and newcomer Megan Ketch also briefly helped fill the void.)

Ramirez’s resume also includes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Fox’s short-lived Mental and Miracles.