UPDATE: 8/12/2016 6:00 PM
The “Criminal Minds” altercation that got Thomas Gibson fired from the veteran CBS procedural drama was kicking a writer on-set.
The official dismissal/firing follows news that the actor — who had been on the veteran procedural since its start — kicked a writer on-set. As of Thursday, Gibson was facing a two-episode suspension following the incident. His character was to be written out of both episodes, with that now turning into being written out of the series on which he has starred for 11 seasons.
The incident occurred while Gibson was directing an episode of the drama’s upcoming 12th season and had a dispute with the hour’s writer, who also happened to be on-set. Insiders say they got into an argument and tempers on both sides flared, with Gibson said to have instinctively reacted to aggression and kicked the writer.
“I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last 12 years,” Gibson said in a statement to media outlets on Friday. “I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now. I would just like to say ‘thank you’ to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.”
Gibson had been under contract for the ABC Studios/CBS Television Studios co-production for all of season 12. This was the second incident for Gibson with the series; he pushed another producer a few years ago and had to attend anger management classes, though he was not suspended.
“There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement,” Gibson said in a statement on Thursday. “I regret that it occurred. We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible. We always have and we always will.”Gibson’s dismissal from the series comes as Criminal Minds was already undergoing a bit of a creative change for season 12. The series said farewell to former leading man Shemar Moore last season, and will see Paget Brewster return for season 12. Brewster was a regular on the CBS drama from seasons two through seven. She was credited as a special guest in season nine and returned last season as part of the storyline that saw star Moore exit the series after 11 seasons. To help make up for the void, the drama cast CSI: Miami grad Adam Rodriguez as a series regular. He will debut in the season 12 premiere.
Thomas Gibson has been fired from “Criminal Minds,” the CBS crime drama he’s starred in for twelve seasons. This came just one day after he was suspended from the first two episodes of the new season because of problems. He was directing and starring in those episodes and creative issues arose.
It appears that an on-set altercation happened with a producer resulting in his being fired from the show. No word on a replacement for his leading character or how the show will explain his disappearance from the upcoming season.
ABC Studios and CBS Studios issued this quick and rather terse statement:
“Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from ‘Criminal Minds,’ ” ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios said in a statement Friday. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”
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