Melina Kanakaredes (Stella) Leaving CSI: NY

Melina Kanakaredes

In crazy news of the day, here’s one: Melina Kanakaredes is leaving CSI: NY. And no she wasn’t fired, according to Michael Ausiello she was offered a new deal, but decided to move on. And here’s an even worse news for her fans, it seems that her las episode might have already aired.

The actress currently in talks to replace her is Once and Again‘s Sela Ward (who was also more recently seen on House).

It seems that the shake ups keep coming at CBS, in addition to Melina Kanakaredes, A.J. Cook is out of Criminal Minds, Eddie Cibrian won’t return to CSI: Miami, and Liz Vassey is out of CSI as well. You almost have to wonder who will be next.

But for now the more important questions is will you continue watching CSI: NY with Melina Kanakaredes gone? And if you do, what do you think of Sela Ward as a replacement?