Thomas Gibson will return to 'Criminal Minds'
With a huge turnover this fall in primetime stars, at least one actor will be back.
Unlike “CSI” star Laurence Fishburne and “SVU” lead Christopher Meloni, Thomas Gibson, who plays BAU agent Aaron Hotchner on “Criminal Minds” has reportedly inked a new deal which will see him return to the series.
Rumours about Gibson’s contract suggests that he’s signed on for at least two more seasons of “Criminal Minds,” and has doubled his salary into the high seven-figure range.
Production on the new season begins in July, which will also see the return of Canadian actress AJ Cook as JJ as well as Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss. It’s been a tumultuous year behind-the-scenes for the series, which dealt with the spin-off of the now-canned “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” and the departures of Cook and Brewster.
However, things appear to be back to normal in the world of “Criminal Minds.”
On Gibson’s Twitter feed, the 48-year-old actor apologized for fans that had been anxiously waiting for news about his return to the series. The actor wrote, “Hey! Glad to be back! Sorry for the nail-biting. Manicures for everyone!”
Before “Criminal Minds,” Gibson was best known for his role as Greg on the sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” in which he co-starred with Jenna Elfman for five seasons. Gibson has three children, and reportedly lives in San Antonio, Texas.
“Criminal Minds” follows a group of FBI agents who profile serial killers and travel around the U.S. solving cases. The series also stars Joe Mantegna, Matthew Grey Gubler, Shemar Moore, and Kristen Vangsness.
In other “Criminal Minds” news, CBS executive Nina Tassler, who helped launch the dark crime-fighting series, was recently honoured at a “Women in Film” Gala, which was hosted by “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy.
Shemar Moore, who previously appeared on the soap, “Young and the Restless,” made an appearance at the Daytime Emmy Awards as a presenter, where he told Susan Lucci, “Daytime is not going to be the same without you.”
Full episodes of “Criminal Minds” are available online all summer long. “Criminal Minds” will return for its seventh season this fall. The series debuted in 2005.
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