Paget Brewster upped to Criminal Minds regular

Originally due for a multiple episode arc, Paget Brewster returns as a series regular, following the firing of Thomas Gibson.


Actress Paget Brewster is returning to Criminal Minds as a series regular, following the firing of Thomas Gibson.

Brewster, who featured as Special Agent Emily Prentiss from 2006 – 2012 was due to return as a guest star in a multiple-episode arc in the upcoming 12th season. She has also recently been part of the storyline that sees Shemar Moore exit after 11 seasons.

But after Thomas Gibson was fired for an on-set altercation, she has been upgraded to a series regular.

“We’re all so excited to have Paget with us full-time,” showrunner 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.”

Paget joins Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) for season 12, which premieres in the US on September 28th. Brewster will return from mid October.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

3 Responses

  1. I’m unsure if my mind is playing tricks on me, because I don’t recall her appearing the episodes leading up to Shemar Moore’s departure, his departure appeared to be definitive on the Sunday night episode.

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