As the CBS drama series “Criminal Minds” regroups following the firing of longtime star Thomas Gibson, the show will bring back Paget Brewster as a series regular for season 12, Variety reports.
“Brewster starred on the CBS procedural from 2006 to 2012, and has appeared in guest spots ever since. She will reprise her role as SSA Emily Prentiss with her first episode set for Oct. 12,” Variety reports.
The report notes that a number of cast changes are set for Season 12.
“With the loss of Gibson and also long-running star Shemar Moore, who departed the series after Season 11, the show is filling up its ensemble with the return of Brewster and the previously announced Adam Rodriguez and Aisha Tyler, who was recently upped to a series regular,” Variety reports.
The season premieres Sept. 28.