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.

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Criminal Minds Quotes

Thomas Merton once wrote "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another."

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Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. -- Arthur Koestler

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