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Thomas Gibson Signs Two-Year Contract, Will Return to Criminal Minds

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It wasn't easy, but the deal is done.

Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson will return to the CBS drama, which is scheduled to begin production on its seventh season in just two weeks' time.

Gibson has signed on for two years in a deal worth "mid-to-high seven figures," according to Deadline. That and a signing bonus assures him a huge raise.

Hotch on Criminal Minds

It wasn't known until the last minute if he would return, with the future of Gibson's character, Supervisory Agent Aaron Hotchner, left open-ended on May's season finale.

Nevertheless, Gibson had been fulfilling all of his Criminal Minds obligations despite not being signed, indicating optimism that a deal would be struck.

With Gibson and Shemar Moore re-signing, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kristen Vangsness still under contract and Paget Brewster and A.J. Cook returning as regulars after dubious firings last season, the Criminal Minds cast is fully intact.

Season seven should be a good one!

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So glad the team is back together. Now all we need is JJ's baby daddy to be a regular. He's HOT!!

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OMG! I am just so tickled to have "the girls" back. I am even more excited about this season than I usually am.

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So happy...I love the show and Hotch adds so much to the story !

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I HAVE BEEN WATCHING CM ON THE ION CHANNEL AND AM COMPLETLY ADDICTED TO THIS SHOW. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV. I LOVE THOMAS GIBSON SO MUCH AND THE SHOW JUST WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT HIM. THIS SHOW ROCKS SO MUCH AND I LOVE EVERYBODY ON THE SHOW.

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Oh well that odd because Seaver has been out of the show since it season ended

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woo hoo!!!!!! I'm ready for the new season

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@Michael
I think she meant Seaver when she said blond cadet ;)

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Thank god the cast is back!!!!Cant wait for the season to start,I stopped watch CM when JJ and Prentiss got axed, I miss my criminal minds!!!

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Thank God! Have been anxiously and impatiently waiting for the outcome of Gibson's contract negotiations. Props to CBS for realizing the importance of keeping the anchor and heartbeat of this show in place. Can't wait for this season. Am happy they brought back JJ and Prentiss too. The perfect cast is intact again. Yaaaaaaa!

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You remembered!!!!!!! Thank you a million times over for posting this news that we have been waiting for (and not very patiently). This incredible acting ensemble will remain in tact and a lot of very loyal fans will be extremely happy (especially me)! You rock!

Criminal Minds Quotes

Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it. To channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition - Alvin Toffler

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There is fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect - Robert Louis Stevenson

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