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.
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.
Check out photos of A.J. Cook
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 ...
Rachel Nichols has yet to make her Criminal Minds debut, but apparently producers already like what they see.
The former Alias star has been promoted to series regular on the CBS procedural, Deadline reports. Nichols originally signed on for a three-episode arc and will...
Kirsten Vangsness, Shemar Moore
Criminal Minds' quirky lab tech Penelope Garcia is about to show her BAU colleagues — and viewers — a side of her they've never seen.
On Wednesday's episode, the show will reveal that Garcia (Kirsten Vangness) spends her time outside the lab acting in a theater troupe. When Hotch (Thomas Gibson) finds out, Garcia begs him to keep it a secret from the rest of the group.
Are you watching Criminal Minds tonight? Tell us here!
But the truth comes out when a woman dressed like a 1950s starlet is found murdered in an alley. In their investigation, the team discovers that her murderer, played by Prison Break's Robert Knepper, has cut off her lips in a deranged homage to his former movie star mother (Sally Kirkland). When a second victim goes missing, the team needs to draw the killer out, so Hotch calls on Garcia to use her acting skills...
Sally Kirkland and Robert Knepper
Working on a television show can be much like being an agent or a spy — all information is on a need to know basis, and you have to be extremely good at keeping secrets. So when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought together a group of primetime crime fighters, TV Guide Magazine took the opportunity to gather some information about upcoming plotlines and character development.
Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson teased the November 10 episode, guest starring Prison Break's Robert Knepper. "Rob plays ...
Former Alias star Rachel Nichols has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on Criminal Minds, a show rep tells TVGuide.com
Nichols will play FBI cadet Ashley Seager, who's invited by Hotch (Thomas Gibson) to consult on a case after learning her family history will bring a unique insight into a serial killer's mind...
The Behavioral Analysis Unit on Criminal Minds has always prided itself on being a family, but on Wednesday, the family will lose one member: agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (A.J. Cook).
Cook's contract was not renewed by CBS in June, and the actress — who, with the exception of the pilot, has been a regular since the first season — will bid adieu to her BAU crew in...
On Wednesday's episode of Criminal Minds, the members of Behavioral Analysis Unit — and viewers — will say goodbye to Agent Jennifer Jareau.
JJ's exit comes after CBS abruptly let A.J. Cook go for creative reasons during the break between seasons.
Criminal Minds cuts A.J. Cook, will add new cast member, source says
"It is like losing a member of the family very suddenly and without any warning. That's always difficult," castmate Thomas Gibson tells TVGuide.com...
Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore
On the Criminal Minds Season 6 premiere, Agent Morgan will cross a very personal line in order to save a young girl's life.
Fall TV: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows
Morgan (Shemar Moore) not only has to catch a serial killer (guest star Tim Curry) during a Los Angeles blackout, but he's also driven by a promise to protect the daughter of Detective Spicer (guest star Eric Close), who was murdered in the Season 5 finale.
"We wanted to put a lot of weight on Morgan," executive producer Simon Mirren says. "He's personally invested because in the cliff-hanger, he witnessed this awful thing. He's never had to make a promise before. He's a single guy because of the life he leads and he doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on anybody or to have any demands on him. His teammates feel maybe he's crossing a line, but after what he's witnessed, the lines aren't blurry anymore."
Because of his promise, Morgan ...
Nina Dobrev, Pauley Perrette, Marcia Cross
Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to email@example.com.
Vampire Diaries scoop, please! — Micah
MICKEY: We'll learn pretty quickly how Jeremy and Caroline fare in their stare-downs with the Grim Reaper, but the answers won't be simple... or permanent. Also: The premiere (Thursday, 8/7c, CW) features a devastating scene between Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. I'll leave it up to you to guess which character Dobrev is playing in it.
Will there be any friction between Abby and Gibbs in the new season of NCIS? — Melanie
ADAM: While there still may be some fallout from Abby's discovery of Gibbs' murderous past, executive producer Shane Brennan doesn't think the secret will...