Paget Brewster is leaving Criminal Minds again.
"After six wonderful years playing Emily Prentiss, I have decided it's time for me to move on," Brewster said in a statement. "As much as I will miss my Criminal Minds family, I am excited about the future and other opportunities."
Added showrunner and executive producer Erica Messer: "We were all sad to hear the news, but we respect and support any decision Paget wants to make. Personally, I'm a huge fan and will continue to be one wherever she goes."
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Brewster admitted to us that she missed doing comedy. She played Kathy on Friends and has appeared on a number of sitcoms over the years, including Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Huff. She has also done voice work on American Dad! and King of the Hill and regularly participates in the comedy stage show Thrilling Adventure Hour.
"I love comedy. It's so much fun — not that [Minds] isn't — but it's just different," she said. "I would love to do another one in the future."
Will you be sad to see Brewster go (again)? What kind of send-off do you think she will get this time?