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

Reid: There's an old Buddhist saying that, when you meet your soulmate, remember that the act to bring you together was 500 years in the making. So always appreciate and be kind to each other.
Lewis: That's lovely.
Reid: There's a corollary for friends. When you meet a true friend, you will be bound together though space and time for 500 years.

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.