Fans got their hopes high when they heard there is going to be a new character in “Criminal Minds” hoping it will be Thomas Gibson but apparently they will be disappointed. Gibson was fired because he got into a disagreement with one of the writers. The writer surely knew how to cut Gibson off so he could bring him back later in the show if needed, but it looks like he won’t be needed after all.
According to TV Line, fans started a boycott to bring Gibson back, but the show cast waited until the end of the episode to introduce a new actor. It is probably for the best. Adam Rodriguez also rejoined the cast as Luke Alvez, Aisha Tyler was promoted as a series regular actor as well as Paget Brewster.
According to Headline & Global News, fans didn’t get enough time to adjust themselves to the show without Gibson, now they have to see another actor replacing their former favorite. He joined when Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) told her team they will need Mr. Scratch’s help for one of their cases. Emily will ask for Interpol’s assistance and that’s when the new character is stepping in. Some of the fans are willing to give him a chance to prove himself, while some of them are cutting the show. Another problem arises for the cast of “Criminal Minds”, Dr. Spencer Reid wants to take a little time off to be with his family because his mother suffers from dementia.
According to Broadaway World, “Criminal Minds” has the most viewers in adults 18-49 and 25-54 category preliminary live plus same day ratings. “Criminal Minds” had 7.73 million viewers up, this is the largest audience for the show since October 12. The show revolves around FBI agents who had to deal with criminal masterminds on daily basis. It looks like even those who weren’t interested in the show anymore watched it to see the new actor.
“Criminal Minds” season 12 episode 9 will be released on January 4, 2017 on CBS.