The mood's pretty light on the set of Criminal Minds, now that the two cast members the show had to say goodbye to last season are back on set. A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster are once again full-time members of the BAU as season seven kicks off on Wed., Sept. 22.
Paget Brewster, Thomas Gibson
"People everywhere were coming up [to me] and saying, 'Why did you die?'" Criminal Minds star Paget Brewster told the audience at Tuesday's Paley Center fall TV preview, which was moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Michael Schneider. "Fans did not want their show being ...
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CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler is so over Charlie Sheen.
Taking questions from reporters during the CBS' fall TV preview Wednesday, Tassler dodged questions about Sheen and his very public meltdown by emphasizing her excitement about the addition of Ashton Kutcher to Two and a Half Men.
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"Oh, where do I begin?" Tassler said when asked what she learned form the Sheen situation. "What we learned is that we have an extraordinary cast...
Thomas Gibson will return for the seventh season of Criminal Minds, Deadline.com reports.
Gibson, who plays Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner on the CBS crime procedural, has...
Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds
The news that Paget Brewster will return to the cast of Criminal Minds in Season 7 gave many fans reason to cheer. But executive producer Erica Messer's reaction was more a sigh of a relief.
Paget Brewster returns to Criminal Minds; Rachel Nichols to exit
And for good reason. Messer, who will officially handle showrunner duties this season, is coming off a Season 6 that was rocked by the never-fully-explained cutting of two fan favorites, Brewster and A.J. Cook, from the cast. But with both women now back on board, Messer says she's excited to move forward.
"It feels rewarding," she tells TVGuide.com exclusively. "This team works well together and now we can get on with telling the stories that have kept us going for six seasons...
Paget Brewster, Criminal Minds
Paget Brewster will return to Criminal Minds next season, while newcomer Rachel Nichols will exit the CBS drama, Deadline.com reports.
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Brewster's return follows that of fellow cast member A.J. Cook. Both women's characters were written out of the show in Season 6 as a result of reported creative differences and budget cutbacks....
She was only on set half a day for the Criminal Minds season finale, but it was still a very sweet homecoming for A.J. Cook. "Everyone was so happy," she tells TVGuide.com. "They were like, 'Finally! OK, good, let's get back to what we do here. We missed you. We're glad you're back.' I love everyone over there. It was so great to see the camera operators and everyone you know and love."
A.J. Cook to return to Criminal Minds
The brief appearance — Cook's bare-legged JJ ("It was so Mrs. Robinson, right?" the actress says) cryptically accepts an offer from Rossi (Joe Mantegna) to rejoin the BAU — was only a guest spot, but the actress will return to the procedural as a regular this fall. CBS dropped her a year ago only to rehire her last month. Fans who launched a tireless campaign aimed at bringing back both Cook and Paget Brewster, who has an option to come back, are excited for Cook's return, but she says it wasn't ...
A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna
It wasn't hard for the writers of Criminal Minds to find inspiration for the show's Season 6 finale.
It's been a year of surprising cast shakeups and general uncertainty for the show, and Wednesday's finale (9/8c, CBS) speaks to that. "The writers cleverly decided ...
On CBS' Criminal Minds, FBI agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (A.J. Cook) doesn't always see the victims in her cases get happy endings. But in real life, she seems to have found one. After being let go from the show at the end of last season, reportedly as a cost-cutting measure, Cook just signed a deal to return to the series. She talked with TV Guide Magazine about her comeback.
A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Thomas Gibson
J.J. fans rejoice! A.J. Cook has nabbed a two-year deal to return to Criminal Minds.
Cook, who left the CBS series in September after being dropped for "creative reasons," will appear in the Season 6 finale on May 18, Deadline reports. She'll rejoin the show full time in the fall.