‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Helmed By Thomas Gibson Reunites Erica Messer And Ken Olin

By | Thursday November 29, 2012 @ 1:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: A decade ago, Criminal Minds executive producer/ showrunner Erica Messer landed her first staff writing job on the ABC spy drama Alias. During her two-season stint on the show, she wrote three episodes, all of them directed by Alias executive producer/director Ken Olin. Now the two get to work together again on an episode of a primetime drama written by Messer, this time with Olin in front of the camera: Actor-turned-director Olin is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds, which will shoot in  January and air in February. Fittingly, the episode will mark the drama directing debut of another actor venturing behind the camera, Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson.

In the episode, the BAU travels to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to investigate the disappearance of two teenage girls. All roads lead to their father, Bruce (Olin), who despite his professed innocence looks more and more guilty with each turn. With time running out, the team uncovers a dark family secret that leads to a shocking conclusion. “I am beyond thrilled to have Ken Olin bring this character to life and can’t wait for Thomas to have a shot behind the camera,” Messer said. Read More »

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He’ll Be Back: Thomas Gibson Closes Deal To Continue On ‘Criminal Minds’

By | Monday June 20, 2011 @ 7:28pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: This was close: After lengthy and rough negotiations, Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson just signed a deal to return to the veteran CBS drama only two weeks before it is scheduled to begin production on its upcoming seventh season. I hear Gibson has signed on for two more years in a deal worth mid-to-high seven figures, plus a signing bonus, with the actor more than doubling his previous salary. The difficult negotiations with CBS, CBS Studios and ABC Studios created some jitters in the Criminal Minds writers room as the show’s scribes have been breaking stories and working on scripts for next season for almost a month now without knowing for sure if Gibson’s character, Supervisory Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, will return. With Gibson and Shemar Moore set to come back and Paget Brewster and A.J. Cook rejoining them, Read More »

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Thomas Gibson’s Fate On ‘Criminal Minds’ Still In Limbo As Production Start Looms

By | Sunday June 5, 2011 @ 10:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Exactly one month before CBS’ Criminal Minds is scheduled to start production on its upcoming 7th season, there is still no deal for co-star Thomas Gibson. And word is that talks between the actor and CBS have stalled. That is … Read More »

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Shemar Moore Set To Return To ‘Criminal Minds’, No Deal For Thomas Gibson Yet

By | Wednesday May 11, 2011 @ 4:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After lengthy negotiations, Criminal Minds co-star Shemar Moore has closed a deal to return to the CBS crime drama next season. I hear that he will be doubling his salary to about $100,000 an episode, up from just north … Read More »

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Paget Brewster Tests Sitcom Waters As Fate Of Some ‘Criminal Minds’ Actors Is Uncertain

Nellie Andreeva

Will Paget Brewster be back on Criminal Minds next season? CBS certainly hopes so, I hear the network recently gave her an offer to return to the crime drama as a full-fledged regular next season. But as part of her … Read More »

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