Paget Brewster to return to 'Criminal Minds'
Despite starring in a season-long storyline that ended with her character faking her own death, Paget Brewster will return to “Criminal Minds.”
Brewster plays former FBI Agent Emily Prentiss, who was revealed to be a former undercover spy, and after a confrontation with her former lover/arch enemy, let her BAU team believe she died in the scuffle.
The rumours about Brewster’s return surfaced online over the weekend, and were confirmed by “Criminal Minds” executive producer Erica Messer in an interview with TVGuide.
Canadian actress AJ Cook was also bounced from the sixth season of “Criminal Minds” and will be returning for the show’s seventh season.
Unfortunately for the blonde-haired-and-blue-eyed AJ Cook look-a-like (and on-screen replacement) Rachel Nichols, Messer confirmed that Nichols will not be back as a full-time cast member.
Behind the scenes of the sixth season for “Criminal Minds” has been a difficult one; the actors on the series were not shy about their discontent over the launch of “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.”
Not only did “Criminal Minds” have to share their crew (and actress Kirsten Vangsness)
with the spin-off, but online chatter suggests that the reason that Cook and Brewster were originally cut from the series in season six was because of budget considerations due to the other series.
And now that “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” will not be renewed for a second season, and Cook and Brewster are returning to the series, that theory has some weight. At the very least, the on-screen departures and returns for their characters will make for some very interesting, surprising storylines.
Shemar Moore has also signed a new deal to continue his role as Derek Morgan, while Thomas Gibson (Hotch) is still working on a new contract.
Gibson, who tweets from his personal Twitter account @Gibsonthomas, has reassured fans that discussions are currently underway and he is hoping to be back for the seventh season of “Criminal Minds.”
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