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The Monday Playlist: Carrie Diaries, Continuum, a Bones Double Feature and More

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Long before she met her Prince Charming in a man named Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw's adolescent life was still something of a swoon-inducing Cinderella story. That's the first impression from the CW's new The Carrie Diaries (8/7c, repeated an hour later), a likeably schmaltzy "prequel" to Sex and the City that finds the CW hewing closely to the ABC Family model that has lately stolen much of the channel's young-adult thunder.

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Criminal Minds' Jeanne Tripplehorn: I Hope Fans Will Like Alex Blake

Jeanne Tripplehorn

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 ...
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Criminal Minds: Get to Know the BAU's New Team Member

Jeanne Tripplehorn

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... read more

Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson: Things Are Not Back to Normal

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson can only think of one way to sum up Season 6 of Criminal Minds.

"The sh-- hit the fan basically. And you can quote me on that!" he tells TVGuide.com. "But the great thing is now we feel more reenergized than ever. There's a whole fresh energy on set and we're all really excited for this year."

9 things to expect in Criminal Minds Season 7: Prentiss' return, Hotch's beard and more

And why not? After drawing fans' ire for dumping A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster last year — in addition to hiring Rachel Nichols — CBS rehired the two actresses in the spring and dropped Nichols, bringing the BAU's core seven back together. "As we should be," according to Gibson.

While JJ (Cook) was briefly reintroduced in the season finale, Prentiss (Brewster) will come back ...
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Thomas Gibson Closes Deal to Return to Criminal Minds

Thomas Gibson

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... read more

Exclusive: Criminal Minds Boss on Paget Brewster's Return: "It Feels Rewarding"

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... read more

Report: Paget Brewster Returns to Criminal Minds; Rachel Nichols to Exit

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.... read more

Criminal Minds' A.J. Cook: Get Ready for a Different JJ

A.J. Cook

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 ...
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A.J. Cook to Return to Criminal Minds

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.

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A.J. Cook in Talks for Criminal Minds Return; Showrunner Ed Bernero Exits

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook is in discussions to return to Criminal Minds next season as a regular, while longtime showrunner Edward Allen Bernero will depart the show, TVLine reports.

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Cook left Minds in September after she was dropped from the procedural over the summer for "creative reasons. She returned last month to reprise her role as agent and media liaison Jennifer "JJ" Jareau for Paget Brewster's final episode.

Paget Brewster says au revoir to Criminal Minds; what did you think of her exit?

Brewster, who was demoted this season before deciding to leave the show, could also return ...
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