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What's next for Cam on Bones now that we know about her relationship with Arastoo? — Elizabeth
ADAM: There will still be a great deal of secrecy around the relationship. "Cam would like this to be a secret because it's slightly unprofessional to be having an affair with one of your underlings," creator Hart Hanson tells us. "She decides the fate of the interns even more than Brennan does. So it's an uncomfortable position for her, but she's managing to keep it compartmentalized." Or at least she is until it impacts her relationship with her daughter. "It has an effect on Michelle and that's the next story we tell," Hanson teases. "What secrets do you keep and for what reason?"
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Criminal Minds has not one, but two ongoing mysteries this season — and showrunner Erica Messer didn't even realize it.
"I didn't really think about that until now!" she tells TVGuide.com. "But I guess it's true. We've got a good mystery with Reid's girlfriend and a scary mystery with the season-long unsub. We didn't really plan for it this way, but they both just sort of worked out for this season."
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Indeed, producers have been pitching a season-long unsub story line to CBS for years to no avail. "I think they were just more willing this time," Messer says. "Whereas before, other shows were based on that premise on the network. The Mentalist is based on...
Jeanne Tripplehorn just wants you to like her — or her Criminal Minds character, at least.
The Big Love alum will return to TV Wednesday on the CBS drama (9/8c) as new BAU member Alex Blake, and all she can think about is what will happen after the episode is over.
"The fan base is huge for this show and I am honestly nervous about what they will think of Alex," she tells TVGuide.com. "A show bringing somebody new in on the ...
Criminal Minds executive producer Erica Messer wants to assure you that Jeanne Tripplehorn's Alex Blake will not stir up trouble in the BAU.
Criminal Minds scoop: Reid is getting a girlfriend!
Tripplehorn will make her debut on the Season 8 premiere, filling the void left by Paget Brewster's Emily Prentiss, who exited in the season finale. And though Messer previously described Alex as a "threat" to the team, she clarifies that it's merely a case of a newbie joining a tightknit group.
"Anytime there's a very close coworker environment, as we have here, it's hard," Messer tells TVGuide.com. "There's just a natural hesitation to accept, but in that friendly way. She certainly doesn't have an ulterior motive or anything."
What else can we expect from Alex? Get the scoop on her and more below.
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It seems like someone has put Morgan's pick-up tips to good use. Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) will get a girlfriend on Criminal Minds' upcoming eighth season, executive producer Erica Messer tells TVGuide.com.
"It's finally happening! He's gonna have a love interest," she says. "It will be a little arc and it's gonna be good."
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The lucky lady, who has yet to be cast, will be introduced in Episode 4. "They met because of a love of an author and they're both fans," Messer says. "I would say the idea of her is introduced first and we go from there."
There will be a new face joining Criminal Minds' Behavioral Analysis Unit this fall.
Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the cast in Season 8 as Alex Blake, a veteran FBI agent who specializes in linguistics. She fills the void of the departing Emily Prentiss after Paget Brewster opted to leave the series at the end of last season. Some viewers may be suspicious of the new character, but executive producer Erica Messer tells TVGuide.com that that's just fine — apparently a few of the team members will share that feeling.
Jeanne Tripplehorn joins Criminal Minds as series regular
"When we meet Alex Blake, it is also Morgan [Shemar Moore] and Garcia's first time meeting her because they have actually been away on...
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The doctor is (staying) in the house.
Criminal Minds star Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays Dr. Reid, has signed a deal to stay on the CBS procedural for an additional two years.
Criminal Minds boss: I don't want a new Prentiss next year
Cast members Gubler and...
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Sorry, Matthew Gray Gubler fans. The Criminal Minds star has found his perfect match in show writer Sharon Lee Watson — professionally at least.
"She is like my sister," he tells TVGuide.com of Watson, who wrote Wednesday's episode, which Gubler directed. "She's new writer this year and I didn't really know her that well at first, but she and I have gotten so close the last few months, and now we're like the same person."
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The "love connection" was born late last year via Criminal Minds showrunner and "matchmaker" Erica Messer. Gubler — who first directed two years ago and last year helmed Paget Brewster's first exit (she's leaving again in the season finale) — was originally scheduled to direct a different episode this season. But then Messer, who wrote Gubler's directorial debut, "Mosley Lane," heard ...
Freddy Krueger is coming to Criminal Minds.
Robert Enguld, who has long portrayed the razor-handed villain in A Nightmare on Elm Street, will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the CBS procedural, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 64-year-old actor...