Melissa Sagemiller Departs NBC Spin-Off “Chicago PD”

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Chicago Fire spin-off loses main cast member “Melissa Sagemiller”

Melissa Sagemiller, who was set to join NBC’s spin-off of popular fiery drama Chicago Fire, has exited the series, TV Line reports. The spin-off, which is set to premiere midseason, now has a space to fill – and it looks likely Jesse Lee Soffer will be the one to fill it.

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While Soffer’s position on the show is not definite, Sagemiller’s exit is. Her character on Chicago Fire, “Detective Willhite” first appeared in the penultimate episode – aka Chicago PD’s pilot.

Sagemiller’s previous credits include guest appearances on Without a Trace (2005), Sleeper Cell (2005-2006), Eleventh Hour (2009) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000, 2010-2011).