Where’s Maddie? 9-1-1 season 5? Should You Worry About Jennifer Love Hewitt Leaving? If you have any questions or concerns about either of these things, we understand more than that at this point. She hasn’t been around for a while and sometimes a prolonged absence can lead to paranoia.
However, if there’s anything we can say to put your mind at ease, we’re happy to do it! Let’s start with this: At the time of writing, there’s no direct evidence that Maddie Buckley is gone from the Fox drama for good. Jennifer Love Hewitt is Currently away, but that’s because of her maternity leave. There is no public statement from the producers that this is a permanent exit; in fact they have already written Chimney in the story where he is looking for her! (As with Hewitt, there is also no evidence that Kenneth Choi is leaving the series.)
While Fox hasn’t confirmed anything when it comes to a return date for Maddie back on the show, we hope we get a full-fledged storyline centered around where Maddie is, what she’s been up to, and hopefully how she’s been trying to heal. Postpartum depression is severe and incredibly painful, but we continue to want the best for this character and hope she can work through it. Meanwhile, Chimney must be further taught how best to help.
Lately, Fox has refrained from giving major updates on Maddie and Chimney in favor of some standalone stories with other cast members. We’ll see if that changes in the near future.