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it will never be the same without JJ and Emily. they are so pretty and sexy
I hate to say it, but I think that people WILL go on watching the show even after AJ/PAGET screw-up. If we think that the show has an average audience of 14-milion people worldwide, and that a petition on the internet (which is accessable to everyone with a computer) gathered less than 0,5 % of this number in signatures, it would be naive to assume that the show would have a major decay in its ratings because of the girls' matter. It can suffer audience problems for a number of other reasons: quality of the stories, character developments, etc. But not for this. CM has already faced casting shake-ups in the past (male AND female cast), and the show persisted. I'm really sad about not having AJ (and eventually Paget) in the show anymore, but I dont think their departure will jeopardize seriously the show's ratings. CBS would not have taken that decision without studying how much it could affect the show's audience. There's too much money at bay for an experienced network to take irresp
its all shocking to hear, in truth aj cook got little in the way of background story so they could at least do her the decency of writing out well, perhaps making her the focus for once... and i thought emily was just getting going so cutting her role makes no sense. spend money to make money and when you have made as much as the producers of this show then 'cutting your cloth accordingly' is irrelevant and needless. this will see a significant drop in female viewers,loyal fans unless they pull a master stroke and beat the quality of the reaper episodes..
no longer watch CSI since the loss of Grissom...it will be the same without JJ and Paget...what is CBS thinking!!!!!!!
I hate it when the "suits" change a show. This show is so awesome because the cases are interesting and the we are emotionally invested in the characters. It is usually the kiss of death to change/kill any major character. I love J.J., she is the "heart" of the team. I was not a Prentiss fan at first, but i have come to really like her. I am curious about how their story lines are going to go. They can take J.J. off by making her a stay at home mom or something, but the BAU always travels as a team, how are the writers going to justify not taking her on every case? I love this show, gosh i hope they don't screw it up. I have watched from the very beginning, i even wrote the date on the calendar before the first show aired months in advance just to make sure i did not miss it. I still watch the repeats on A & E.
And i have to agree with "AJ", a spoiler by definition tells you something you don't know, usually something surprising. I'm sorry, i am just going to say it, if yo
In my opinion, firing AJ and reducing Paget is a really dumb idea. If the producers were experiencing financial diffficulties why then did they waste money creating a spin-off? JJ and Prentiss were very essential parts of the show and it will not be the same without them. I wonder how the producers are going to fit this into the show. Are they just going to say JJ, Will and Henry moved to Will's hometown or something of that sort? And wont they need someone on the show to fill JJ's place? If they knew they were going to do this, they could've at least incorporated it into the season 5 finale storyline (which by the way was the lamest finale ever)!
I loved Criminal Minds since I saw the pilot a week after its premier airing in the US, it took me a while to find it online and again to fully understand it. I was 12 years old. Lather then, I watched evey other episodes, first in english, then in german, then the new ones in english again. It became easier and easier to me and I liked the show more and more.
I never liked spoilers a lot. Especially, because this text can't be called "spoiler" at all. Of corse the storyline is picked up, there is no reason for NOT solving this case. That wouldn't make any sense at all. Even though I have to admit that the actions taken by CBS haven't made lot of sense recently...
I've always been so thrilled and freaked after a season's final, especially after the thrid and fourth. Now the thing that really freaked me out was the hear about the fireing of AJ Cook and the reducing of Paget Brewster! As a lifetime fan of pretty much everything addicted to crime and television, I sort of suffered
A big mistake letting aj cook go
I agree entirely with Sarah Mac and Amy. I'm not interested in spoilers unless they are to tell me that CBS has finally gotten their act together and apologized to AJ Cook and Paget Brewster and reinstated their full-time spots on the show. These women are the characters I watch for, as much as I love actors like Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson. Paget Brewster makes the show for me, and seeing JJ kick butt at her job while still having a satisfying and happy home life is wonderful. Come on, TV Fanatic, report on the REAL news here--that CBS is a sexist network paying wife-abusers $2 million an episode while firing strong, intelligent women from what used to be the best show on TV.
If it's not broke, why fix it?????? What is wrong with these producers?? As a female viewer, JJ and Emily have always been personal favorites of mine, and I will not watch without them. I've always found their characters to be the most dynamic and developed. Aaron doesn't smile (we know) and Morgan loves his "baby girl" (we get it)... I could do without that repeat melodrama instead. And, not to mention, cutting the two female leads for no apparent reason is questionable. I'd hate to pull the sexism card, BUT WHAT GIVES??????
This is a horrible move on CBS' part.
The dynamic between Hotch and JJ--discussing their kids after an especially trying case, etc. is fantastic. I think she makes him more likable, relatable and 'human.'
Also, I love the dynamic between Prentiss/Reid, and Prentiss/Morgan. And Paget Brewster is such a fantastic actress that they'd be crazy to let her go or lessen her contract.
I guess the silver lining is that fans will still get to see them. Their will definitely be someone with a lot more vision who will snag them up. Neither would be out of work for long.
'We know it's all about the dark, but why? Where did he start?'" ....... where did it start?? HAHAHAAHAHA i love how she talks like if people will still be watching waiting for JJ to get killed or something stupid like that.. lol don't hold your breath honey!!
Sorry CBS, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Why take one of the best shows on t.v. today and let some of the best players go. When will you GUYS come to your senses and hire some females to help u make better decisions? Bad move!!!!
I rarely watch network TV...blame the lack of a good TV Guide... this is ONE of the FEW show I watch on a regular basis. I'm disgusted by the treatment of my favorite show. If they get rid of two main characters, they get rid of me, too! They want to blame some sort of budget issues, don't do a 'spin off'...in fact, just because of the treatment the actors have received on Criminal Minds, I have NO plans to watch any spin off of it...PERIOD! Oh, and CBS you've pretty much are losing a view(ers) of your entire network... Charlie Sheen deserves a house of many bars...not a pay raise!
Paget and AJ were never appreciated or given any good material. Meanwhile they flooded Matthew Gray Gubler with developed plots and back stories even though the guy can't act his way out of a paper bag. Someone pointed out elsewhere how Charlie Sheen, a man who allegedly threatened to murder is wife on Christmas with a knife, is given a pay raise by CBS. Says a lot about the company and the type of people it values.
By the way, the Criminal Minds season finale stunk. It's not entertainment to watch women raped and children kidnapped. The show used to be unique, now it's just another generic crime drama. No wonder Mandy left the show.
I don't care what reasons CBS is citing for this ridiculous removal of AJ and downsizing of Paget and I don't care to hear all about the new cast of the spinoff, or the spoilers for season 6. What I do want to know about season 6 is when CBS is going to get their act together, realize that the fans of the show are seeing through this bulls**t, and rehire AJ and offer Paget full time on the show. The fans aren't fooled - this IS for financial reasons, and they are clearly allocating money to a spinoff that was received porrly to begin with, to pay monstrous salaries to actors like Forest Whitaker. But by doing so, they have cut off two essential characters. Prentiss and JJ offer something no one else on the team can; a serious view of female FBI agents struggling to combine home life and work. To remove this is to remove an entire portion of the show that connects to viewers. THESE CHARACTERS MAKE THE SHOW REALISTIC! Without them, the ensemble cast and the overall tone of the show will
"While Criminal Minds viewers are still raging over the firing of A.J. Cook, we have actual storyline news to deliver for next season."
How tacky of this person to say! No one cares about this rubbish, spoilers are a moot point, when AJ and Paget are being treated so horribly. The season finale wasn't very impressive, including Tim Curry's villian. Foyett and Frank were much more impressive.
Report on what's relevant, not what CBS tells you to report!
Peace, Love and Happiness to You...Sarah
As much as I enjoy reading and hearing about spoilers for my favorite shows, especially Criminal Minds being at the top, the only thing I want to hear is that AJ Cook and Paget Brewster are staying where they belong as Jennifer Jareau and Emily Prentiss, respectively.
Nice try though.
This has been my favorite show, and the ONLY show I am loyal too with my busy schedule, but I can safely say without JJ, this show will never be the same. Prentiss too, though at least they're apparently not getting rid of her altogether. The fact of the matter is that this is an ENSEMBLE show, and without all the pieces, the puzzle does NOT work. CBS had better take their collective heads out of their asses and realize that this is a BAD decision.
I like both AJ and Paget...but I can't honestly say I would mind a show with the guys and Garcia. That's a pretty good group right there.
I really do not want to hear about storylines for next season. The issue at hand now is AJ and Paget and the idiotic move by CBS. Unless this situation is corrected and both AJ and Paget are both back on the team full time, I, and I'm sure thousands of other fans of CM, won't care about next season at all. It's really a shame that everything comes down to the almighty buck!! The executives at CBS couldn't care less about the ramifications of their decision. They are literally killing the best show on television today! They are blatantly promoting sexism! They don't care how the fans feel - fans who have watched the show week in and week out and have fallen in love with each and every one of the characters. Or the performers who portray each of these characters so brilliantly - the real reason for the success of the show in the first place. The CBS excecutives only think about that almighty buck and how much more they have in their pockets. I urge all CM fans to continue to voic
I don't care about season six because I won't watch it without AJ Cook and full time Paget Brewster.
Frankly I'm not sure I care much about spoilers for the premiere if we're going to be without JJ and have Prentiss in a greatly reduced role. Prentiss is my favorite character, and the show won't be the same without JJ on it, especially if they write her out for a lame reason like "wanting to spend more time with her family". TV Fanatic, it would be great if you would pick up on the huge fan campaign to save AJ Cook's job and keep Paget Brewster as one of the lead female roles. We don't want new female characters. We want to keep the ones we have. We're trying to trend #SaveTheCMLadies on Twitter, and last night during the time CM usually broadcasts, we came close.
Please, TV Fanatic, pick up on the misogyny and sexism that CBS is blatantly displaying by reducing two women from the show and leaving all the male cast alone! This is an ensemble show and they shouldn't be cutting anyone at all.
I realise different shows have different budgets but surely CBS is the one to allocate which show gets what budget. If they can afford to give Charlie Sheen millions & spend a lot of money on a spin-off with a star I assume is also extremely expensive in these difficult financial times, why hasn't CBS been able to allocate sufficient funds to maintain a stellar cast integral to the success of a consistently top show? It seems to me this decision speaks volumes of the beliefs and attitudes of CBS rather than being an understandable business decision based on the current financial climate. CBS seems to believe that they can save money by firing AJ Cook and reducing the number of episodes Paget Brewster appears in and still have a top show. They believe established strong female characters played by talented actresses are expendable. After all there are four male characters on the show that have not been fired or offered only part time employment. When faced with the initial backlash
I too just found out about AJ being fired and Pagets role being reduced. So basically its going to be once again a male dominated cast?? Dont get me wrong I love the guys, but the dynamics of how all the characters flow together is really what makes the show great. There are so many crime dramas out there but I tune into this one every week no matter what-because of the cast. And how are they going to explain away AJ leaving: her character is pretty essential- as is Paget's. Loosing two essential roles of a cast is going to cause the show to loose a lot of viewers. I too will probably only tune in when Paget makes an apperance. These actors gel amazingly as a cast and to rip out two prime, important characters that help bring the story to life and carry the episode along with distroy the dynamics of the show. I hope the execs will reconsider thier decision: listen to the fans-we are the ones who you are trying to appeal to right-if you loose your fans you will loose your show.
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