Criminal Minds Castng Update: Paget Brewster and A.J. Cook In, Rachel Nichols Out

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Give Criminal Minds credit for admitting its mistakes.

Months after the show angered fans by bidding farewell to serious regular A.J. Cook, the CBS drama brought her back for the season finale and has now confirmed that the character of J.J. is back for good.

Paget Brewster on Criminal Minds

Meanwhile, the network has exercised an option on Paget Brewster (right, above), ensuring the presence of Emily Prentiss for the entire 2011-2012 season.

Deadline Hollywood reports the same can't be said for Rachel Nichols, however. Brought in largely to fill the female void left by Cook's departure, Nichols will not return this fall to the show.

So, all is right again in the Criminal Minds, right? Not yet. Star Thomas Gibson has not signed a new deal yet.


Last night while watching "Criminal Minds" I was SO EXCITED to see JJ & Emily back in the cast! Major disappointment last season when they were written out of the scripts. Hope Hotch locks in a deal so the "Team" is complete once again. They are all a perfect blend.


Ha! I said I wouldn't watch another episode until the big headed suits at CBS restored the team, and I see it paid off! They just couldn't do without me! HAHA! :-)


Congrats on AJ and possibly Paget, but we do have to get
Thomas Gibson signed. The show would crumble without Hotch!! Good luck to Rachel, she wasn't a good fit here but still is a phenominal actress in the right part. Come on CM, get Thomas signed so we are counting the weeks of the season premiere!!


YAYYYY!!!!! PRENTISS AND JJ!!!!!! Sad for Nichols though.. I was just starting to warm up to her :/


@B.S why is anyone to blame how about these we don't blame anyone I know these is american the land of the perfect Home of the greedly but come on


Wow these people at CBS really suck balls...just firing the girl right after the pick-up season...she won't get a gig for the fall now for sure.I hope it says in her contract she gets payed anyway..This whole season has been a total mess and the show runners at CM have showed no class and utter stupidity all along.And all that to get back to the same point they were...what a bunch of morons.The only ones who've shown some class during this whole B.S. are the actors... Wish the best to you deserved better than this and showed nothing but good faith all along,I'm sure you'll get something good very soon cause you're a good actress and obviously able to work in any situation,even B.S. ones.
Way to fuck shit up suck.


Morgen has a girlfriend Hotch they should have his character start dating again how cool would it be if they got his tv wife from Darma and Greg to appear on the show as his G/F


Give Morgan a girlfriend


Man, I want Reid to have a love interest. Do they even have a life outside the case?


I thought Clyde Easter was working with Ian Doyle but I would like the Red cell team help go after Ian Doyle and the reason I meantion JJ is because suppose she going to have more power then she did. Rachel Nichols character will most likely go the way you want her to go but I still have a feeling she some how connted to Strass

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Criminal Minds Quotes

Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.

To a father, nothing is dearer than a daughter - Euripides.