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Is A.J. Cook Returning to 'Criminal Minds'?

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 13th 2011 4:47PM
AJ Cook, Paget BrewsterCould the higher-ups behind A.J. Cook's departure from 'Criminal Minds' be second-guessing their decision to axe the actress from the show?

According to Deadline, Cook is in talks to rejoin the show in the fall, possibly due to the massive fan outcry that occurred as a result of Cook's contract not being renewed and the number of episodes for costar Paget Brewster being reduced. Apparently, Cook was approached to return when writers came up with several storylines for her character, Special Agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau.

Other changes are afoot, too. Showrunner Ed Bereno is leaving the series and transferring his showrunner powers to fellow executive producer Erica Messer, while Brewster could also return to 'Criminal Minds' for good depending on the fate of her NBC comedy pilot, 'My Life As an Experiment.'

Bernero announced his exit to the cast and crew last night. "I'm leaving the show in the capable hands of Erica Messer," Bernero said. "I'll still be around."

As for the male 'Criminal Minds' stars, Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore are both in talks to return next season but nothing has been signed yet.

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i am so glad that they are coming back, they are great!!!

June 07 2011 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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I love Criminal Minds. Get everyone back and get on with it!!!

June 07 2011 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have already stopped watching because they lost the beautiful women. If they come back, I will watch again. You producers are IDIOTS!

April 13 2011 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

if they get rid of the people on criminal minds i will not watch it any more i love everyone on that show.

April 13 2011 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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