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The Women of Criminal Minds Celebrate: The Band Is Back Together!

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What’s old is new — and improved — on CBS’ Criminal Minds, which on Sept. 21 will enter its seventh season armed for bear, with both A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster restored as series regulars.

At a Television Critics Association soirée last week, I huddled with Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness (aka Prentiss and Garcia) to cheer on Minds‘ fan-facilitated reunion, when before you knew it Cook (who plays JJ) joined in the revelry as well [see photo]. You kinda had to be there to feel the love going ’round, and that’s what I hope this transcript of our festive four-way delivers. READ MORE


Criminal Minds: A.J. Cook Closes Deal To Return

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Fans of JJ Jareau fans can rejoice. After a week of negotiations, A.J. Cook has closed a two-year deal to return to CBS’ Criminal Minds as a series regular. READ MORE


Criminal Minds Exclusive: A.J. Cook Poised to Return as Showrunner Ed Bernero Departs

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Potential great news for Criminal Minds fans: A.J. Cook is in talks to return to the CBS crime drama next season as a full-time series regular. Meanwhile, executive producer Ed Bernero — who has run the series since the beginning — is leaving. … READ MORE


Criminal Minds: How Matthew Gray Gubler Directed 'An Exceptional Send-off' for Prentiss

"25 to Life" -- (from left) Prentiss (Paget Brewster), Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Agent Ashley Seaver (guest star Rachel Nichols) investigate when a man Morgan aids in getting parole murders someone days after being released, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Dec. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Lewis Jacobs/ ABC Studios ©2010 ABC Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Criminal Minds uncorks one of its biggest episodes this Wednesday at 9/8c, when the private, deadly drama that Prentiss labored to keep to herself draws in the entire BAU team. Directed by Matthew Gray Gubler, the hour represents Paget Brewster‘s final appearance as a series regular, as well as brings A.J. Cook back into the fold as the previously departed JJ Jareau.

No stranger to directing, Gubler shared with TVLine how he approached the intense assignment – grenades and all. READ MORE


Criminal Minds Exclusive: A.J. Cook Returns!

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If you spot a Criminal Minds fan doing cartwheels this morning, here’s why: …READ MORE