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Thomas Gibson Renews His Contract With 'Criminal Minds' For Two More Years

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 21st 2011 5:00AM
Thomas Gibson'Criminal Minds' fans can rest easy: Hotch will be back for Season 7. It's been reported that after a series of lengthy and tense negotations, star Thomas Gibson has finally renewed his contract.

According to Deadline.com, Gibson has signed on the dotted line in an 11th-hour deal just two weeks before production's due to get underway on the upcoming season.

He has agreed to stay with the procedural drama for two more years in a deal that will net him a mid-to-high seven-figures, plus a signing bonus.

Gibson is reportedly doubling his salary, which is currently estimated to be $100,000 per episode. The pay hike puts him in the same scale as 'Bones' star David Boreanaz, Jeffrey Donovan ('Burn Notice') and Julianna Margulies ('The Good Wife').

The deal comes after a tense few weeks for the 'Criminal Minds' writers and producers: Although Gibson was still honoring his contractual obligations to the series, with no deal in place it was hard for them to plot the new season without knowing if he would be back.

Now that Gibson's definitely onboard, 'Criminal Minds' will return in the fall with its post-Mandy Patinkin cast intact. After a tumultuous year off-screen -- full of hirings, firings and re-hirings -- Gibson will once again be joined on-screen by Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kristen Vangsness.

Hopefully 'Criminal Minds' will now be able to put all of its recent behind-the-scenes drama behind it and refocus on the work of the fictional B.A.U. profilers instead.

'Criminal Minds' Season 7 is due to premiere in September on CBS.

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Nancy Yu

"Gibson will once again be joined on-screen by Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kristen Vangsness"

JUST THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE!

August 24 2011 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Deborah

Hell yeah!!!

July 07 2011 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cyndie

Yeah!

June 25 2011 at 2:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cm7

Oh my goodness!! thank you Thomas Gibson for sighning the contract.

June 22 2011 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jana

Thank you Thomas! You've made my TV season!!!

June 21 2011 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MARY

Well! Thank goodness that's settle. Everyday I have been checking TV news hoping Thomas Gibson has been given a good deal. Base on what some of these actors make, he was under paid. It's great he was given a good contract. Now, lets go on & have some great episodes with the right cast intact.

June 21 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
devinmcmusters

You think Dharma is jealous that Greg got work and she can't?

June 21 2011 at 9:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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