A.J. Cook, Esai Morales
Erica Messer wants to set the record straight: JJ and Cruz are not having an affair on Criminal Minds.
"I'll say it again: They did not and are not having an affair," the showrunner tells TVGuide.com. "It only seems like they are."
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And don't JJ (A.J. Cook) and Cruz (Esai Morales) know it — the former especially. On Wednesday's episode (9/8c, CBS), Cruz returns to the show for the first time since he was suddenly named BAU ...
A.J. Cook, Esai Morales
The BAU will get a new boss on Wednesday's Criminal Minds, but he's an old, familiar face to one person.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the team, JJ (A.J. Cook) has a history with newly instated section chief Mateo "Matt" Cruz (Esai Morales), with whom she worked at the State Department during her year away from the BAU. But don't think she recommended him for the vacated position (RIP Strauss!).
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"She is completely shocked he's there. She is flipping out!" Morales tells TVGuide.com. "It's kind of funny. He plays ...
Criminal Minds alum Paget Brewster is set to make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of Community.
On Wednesday, Community star Alison Brie tweeted a picture of her and Brewster with...
Prentiss is back!
Paget Brewster is returning to Criminal Minds for the show's 200th episode later this season, TVGuide.com has learned.
"Our 200th episode is going to be a special show," executive producer and showrunner Erica Messer said in a statement. "We can't imagine telling this story without ...
Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer can sum up Season 9 in one word: backstories.
"That's our focus this year," she tells TVGuide.com. "We're telling backstories and origin stories. We want to give everybody some insight into our heroes because we give insight to the unsubs every week. We're going to hit 200 [episodes] and it feels like, 'Let's tell the audience things they never knew before.'"
That involves an old beau for Garcia (Kristen Vangsness), The Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) and Haley (Meredith Monroe) returning (but not from the dead), and filling in the blanks of JJ's (A.J. Cook) year in the State Department during Season 6 — with some help from new BAU section chief Matt Cruz (Esai Morales), with whom she worked there. What's the deal with those two? How does Garcia's ex come back into the picture? Get the scoop on the season below:
Kirsten Vangness and AJ Cook
There has been some real-life drama lately surrounding Criminal Minds. While the CBS procedural has yet to be renewed, several cast members have received final contract offers, but two stars have turned them down, Deadline reports.
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Nat Faxon has landed his first post-Ben and Kate role, as Paget Brewster's love interest on the ABC comedy pilot Spy, TVGuide.com has learned.