Joe Mantegna Confident Criminal Minds Costar Will Return
An impending shakeup in Criminal Minds' BAU team looms as star Thomas Gibson is still in contract negotiations, but at least one of his costars isn't worried about the future of the show.
"I think it's all going to be fine — I'm not going to hold my breath," Joe Mantegna told TV Guide Magazine at the SAG Foundation's 2nd Annual Golf Classic on June 13, where he served as event host. "You'd like to think that a lesson would be learned in that you don't fool around with stuff that's working. I feel hopeful and confident that it will all work out and we'll all go back to work."
News of Gibson's possible departure also comes after CBS announced the return of two former cast members to full time status: A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster.
"It's fantastic," said Mantegna of his returning costars. "Things happen — God knows why things happen the way they do — but I'm glad it worked out the way it did."
Minds' seventh season is scheduled to begin shooting next month. Will you still tune in even without Gibson?
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