Paget Brewster To Return To ‘Criminal Minds’ As Regular Cast Member Replacing Fired Thomas Gibson
Paget Brewster will return to Criminal Minds following the firing of Thomas Gibson earlier this month.
PAGET BREWSTER BACK TO CRIMINAL MINDS
Brewster appeared on the show from season two through seven as Special Agent Emily Prentiss. She returned for one episode earlier this year. She will star alongside Aisha Tyler who also was elevated to a regular after Gibson’s exit.
“We’re all so excited to have Paget with us full time,” executive producer Erica Messer said. “The BAU family has definitely missed her, on screen and off. Having her back on set has been great, it’s like she never left.”
Gibson, who led the series since its inception in 2005 as Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, was fired after allegedly kicking one of the writers, Virgil Williams, on set. He is currently seeking legal counsel to sort out his options against the show.
I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support. I love “Criminal Minds,” & I’m disappointed by what’s happened #ThomasGibson
— Thomas Gibson (@ImThomasGibson) August 16, 2016
Gibson will appear in some episodes in the beginning of the next season of the show, which returns to CBS on Sept. 28. Brewster will reappear on Oct. 12. “It’s like riding a bike,” says Brewster’s costar A.J. Cook. “It’s like she never left.”