Matthew Gray Gubler Signs New Criminal Minds Contract

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The doctor will be in on Criminal Minds for at least two more seasons.

In casting news first broken by Deadline, Matthew Gray Gubler has signed a new contract with this CBS drama that will keep Dr. Spencer Reid for another two years. The character, a fan favorite, graduated college at 12 and possesses an IQ of 187.

Matthew Gray Gubler Promo Pic

Criminal Minds, of course, is going through a mini shake-up. Paget Brewster exited following Season 7 and former Big Love star Jeanne Tripplehorn has been brought in to essentially replace her.

She'll debut on the Season 8 premiere this fall.

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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.

Don't you know there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to take off his mask - Soren Kierkegaard.

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