CBS’s long-running drama series “Criminal Minds” reportedly has some cast moves in the works following the departure of longtime star Thomas Gibson. TVLine reports that the procedural is looking to add two new series regulars.
One of the new arrivals is expected to be a successor to Gibson’s Aaron Hotchner as team leader. “Details on the other role are being kept under wraps for now,” the story reports.
Gibson was fired from the show earlier this month after a clash on the set in which he allegedly kicked a producer, as we reported previously.
“In the past, Gibson had been made to attend anger-management classes after reportedly shoving an assistant director,” TVLine notes.
The report adds: “Gibson’s ouster — and the impending new additions — come as the series was already in a state of transition following last spring’s departure of original cast member Shemar Moore. Other changes include Adam Rodriguez’s full-time arrival as Alvez, Paget Brewster’s short-term return as Prentiss and Aisha Tyler’s promotion to series regular as Dr. Tara Lewis.”