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yes, high ratings.. but I think they're trying to send a message.. they're going to be like law and order, unafraid to change main characters to keep the budget in check
in the end, it's the only way for longevity
Completely agree with most of these posts. This is a terrible move by CBS to drop JJ and cut Prentiss. Hopefully this is either not true or we as fans protest enough that CBS decides to pull their collective heads out of their @sses and bring them both back fulltime.
For those who have been with CM from the start check out this BBC show- Wire in the Blood. Great show, darker than CM and in my humble opinion much much better than CM!
I cannot believe that CBS would even consider removing JJ as a character. JJ's character adds heart and a much needed human touch to introducing the horrific story lines. This element is needed just as much as Garcia's flirty comedy and Reed's never ending fountain of knowledge. This blend is what makes the show worth watching. The episodes where AJ Cook was on maternity leave were derisory at best!
If this really happens, so long Criminal Minds. Won't be watching you anymore. Too bad, I really liked the show. All because of the spin-off? Pretty sure it's going to be a piece of crap and have terrible ratings.
Next to go should be the aweful Stella on CSINY
I could hardly stand the change when Mandy Patenkin left. This is not going to help. I think AJ Cook is great. If some one needs to go it should be Brewster, she's awful! I am disappointed that CBS would axe a woman so fast, but then again it is a man's world...
This is a bad move CBS. The chemistry between the existing actors is what makes this show work. I will probably lose interest because JJ is a big part of why I like the show.
Stopped watching Criminal Minds halfway through the season that Joe Montegna replaced Mandy Patenkin. Haven't looked back. Wednesday nights have been uber-violent on CBS with the one-two punch of CSI:NY and Criminal Minds. Especially with the two-part episode where the one female agent snapped. Give me NCIS any day.
This is a big mistake that they will pay with the ratings. If the "financial concerns" are the reason (I don't buy the "creative reasons" BS), they shouldn't be producing that awful spin-off, Minds 2.0.
If anyone has been paying attention to other CBS shows such as CSI:NY and CSI:Miami then you already know that alot of regular female cast members have had thier on screen time reduced significantly this past season-quite a sexist move on the part of CBS.
I personally think it's a huge mistake to eliminate a character such as JJ-who is the heart of the show for many fans. I blame her departure on the thinning budget of CM-thanks to the mid season spin off which most people won't watch. CM is pulling in great ratings so I don't understand why, at this point in the shows history, they feel the need to fix what has never been broken.
please sign this petition and pass it on
Shame on you CBS! Who cares about finances, it's a hit show because the actors mesh so well! Getting rid of JJ and decreasing Prentiss is a stupid move! Shame on you!
CBS you are stupid, messing with something that doesn't need to be touched is dumb. Don't fix what ain't broke. I for one will stop watching this show if you do this. I don't like this change at all, keep it the way it is.
Making this show a boy’s club will be its downfall. This was the only show left on CBS (that Nina didn’t get her hands on ... yet) that I and most people still watch. It’s a shame that losing it main females (as strong female characters are what keep the longest running shows on) will take this show down in its 6th season. Goodbye AJ and Paget? Then goodbye Criminal Minds.
This is stupid. I love JJ and the actress who plays her, of course. She's a big part of why I watch. The show has gotten boring and she keeps me watching, really. Terrible move. Quality character. Moronic network.
Instead of pushing the writing team into injecting energy in the series they rather take out core members of the show. Besides being attractive she represents the average citizen along with Garica are the mirror that reflects how we might the horrors they see. This is a bad idea -this and CSI:NY are 2 of the few shows I watch and as usal the networks decrease the quaility till I no long care to watch. Honestly the networks should be honored we watch -we could be doing so many other worthwhile things, its seems that maybe they should listen to the viewers better.
Why mess with a winning formula. "Criminal Minds" is one of the top 5 shows on T.V. This is due in large part to the chemistry of the cast. Just look at "CSI". William Peterson left and the show has gone down the tubes. I was an avid viewer, but I now have no interest in "CSI" at all. Don't do this to "Criminal Minds". I think this is just an excuse by the network. They want the show to fail, so they can replace it with another cheap reality show. There is enough of them already. I refuse to watch reality shows!
Hey, Stephanie, Paget Brewster is Emily Prentice, not Garcia!!!
I love the character of J.J.!!! Her role in the B.A.U. is original, intelligent, and emotionally invested. I'd rather see the emotionless (never smiles) Hotchner go! Let him concentrate on raising his son!
I dont care, as long as they dont get rid of Reid
Petition to keep JJ and not reduce Garcia's part!
Though I do love all the characters, it seems unfair to cut JJ since she's been a main character from the beginning. Lose Rossi instead.
Is it true?? They are getting rid of AJ Cook and hiring another female lead mid-season to fix things? Why not fix the writing. What's with these producers . . . they lack creativity, marketing skills, and budgeting skills !?!?!
Well moving on to another show. Not watching anymore . . .fans don't like change . . . and I was a new fan that just started watching and loving the female characters. Now it's all old men and a fat lady.
no longer watching this show...agree with everyone she is the heart of the show!!!! It will not be the same and well it will lose at lot of viewers!
What ?!!!!!!!!!! JJ is one of my favorite character, she's the heart of this team because cares about the victims. And she's also the one we can relate to because she has a life outside of the FBI.
Save JJ and A.J. Cook !!!!!!
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