Big Shakeups at Criminal Minds

... Criminal Minds fans, prepare to say "Yay!," "Yay!," "Noooo!" Fan-favorite A.J. Cook is in discussions to return to the series... as a regular! Yay! Also, Paget Brewster might return to the show, too, if her new role on the NBC pilot My Life As An Experiment falls through. Yay! But, longtime showrunner Ed Bernero is leaving. Noooo! Executive producer Erica Messer will take his place. Meh. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Charlie Sheen reportedly told fans at his live show in Boston the other night that there is an 85-percent chance that he will be back on Two and a Half Men. My grandpappy taught me to never trust anyone who lays with a woman for money, so let's see what Warner Bros. TV, who actually makes the show, has to say. "No chance in hell?" Well okay, then. [USA Today and TMZ]

... American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez has been named "The World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine, beating out People's less-beautiful winners Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner, and Beyonce. Perhaps they meant "The World's Most Bootyful Woman?" Because I have to respectfully disagree. [Associated Press]

... FX's mysterious drama American Horror Story has landed screen legend Jessica Lange to star opposite Friday Night Lights' Connie Britton. The details of the show, from Glee's Ryan Murphy, are still a secret, but Lange will play a nosy neighbor. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC Family has picked up Jane By Design to series and set its debut for early next year. The light drama follows a high-school teen who lands a cushy corporate job in the fashion world after a case of mistaken identity. It sounds kind of like that Arrested Development storyline with Maeby and the movie studio, except way, way, way longer. [ABC Family via press release]

... Food Network and its sister network Cooking Channel (what a fortuitous partnership!) have announced that they will premiere 29 new series and bring back 22 other series in the 2011-2012 season, and if you think I'm naming all of them then you've just won a free one-way ticket to Crazy Town. Look to your left, look to your right. One of the people you just saw has a show on the Food Network or Cooking Channel. [Broadcasting & Cable]

... Rumors that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton returning to One Tree Hill have been addressed... and crushed. Apparently the producers and actors tried to work out some deals, but due to scheduling, none were reached. [TV Line]


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Glad that JJ is coming back to CM, just don't know how they would bring back Prentiss since technially everyone thinks she is dead.
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I'm so psyched about the CM news and I selfishly hope that this new pilot which stole our favorite Emily Prentiss will indeed fall through!!!
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vvv SOO Happy!!! Woot!
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AJ Cook has signed a two-year deal!!! She'll return on the Season 6 finale airing on May 18!!! JJ is back!!!

Now I'm praying that Prentiss will do the same!
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Seeing the story when AJ Cook left and how they did it made me really really wonder about her character returning. Sure, we had the uproar and people got upset but I still had to wonder. It reminded me of the outrage from CSI: Miami fans when Adam Rodriguez left... but he really didn't leave. So, AJ's departure was interesting and left the door wide open for her return. She even returned when Paget's character goes missing to help find her. It wasn't necessary and her she didn't do that much so why do it? I suppose they are all still friends in the world of the show but she had to be allowed to do it by her new "bosses" and they didn't seem to eager to take her "No" answer to the job switch when she exited the show. To be honest I already expected her to have returned to the show. For those who watched the Criminal Minds episode this week, it looks like the team might need a little more help in the near future with the conversation that took place between Hotchner and Strauss at the end of the episode. Btw, I like do Rachel Nichols' character although I've been a fan of her for awhile. Anyone remember The Inside? Anyway, a newer, younger, just graduated agent adds some new blood that can be explored without a lot of baggage. Without AJ the show is just not quite the same. With Paget's character not having been there from the beginning I cannot say I'm really bothered that she's gone and, while they left the door open for her to return someday, as well, I think it will be awhile before they explore that.
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Any actor in your right mind stay away from OTH
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Praying that AJ and Paget both reach a deal with CBS and come back to CM!!! Also for CBS to realize that no- it is not okay to get rid of 2 of 3 female characters from an already male-dominated cast.
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I second everything that Hakone1 said below. The Seaver character hasn't added anything special to the series and is sort of dull.
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Wonderful news about Criminal Minds! Let's get rid of "agent" Seaver too and the real CM will be back. Finally.
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Well, I won't be watching Two and a Half Men if Charlie doesn't return.
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Jennifer Lopez? Serioulsy? They must be using sarcasm.... right?
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Clearly they only look at appearance for the most beautiful woman award, because it has widely reported what kinda woman JLO really is. All the demanding and diva actions clearly make her very ugly to me.
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make up your mind already. How many times are they gonna mess with the cast of Criminal Minds. Why can't they just make up their minds already?
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I really hope A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster both come back to criminal minds! The series just isn't the same without J.J. and Emily! And I really don't like the new girl (to the point of not even remembering her name!!!)
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The "Maeby as Studio Exec" arc in Arrested Development was hilarious - I suspect the ABC Family rip-off won't be. Is a series in trouble when they kick someone off the show, then bring them back (a la Criminal Minds) - if anyone should return, it's Mandy Patinkin, who left voluntarily.
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Criminal Minds Season 6 has been on a slippery slope since JJ left and with Emily gone as well now the show is on its last legs. CBS would be very smart to rehire A.J and Paget... but we all know they are stupid because they are the ones that got rid of them in the first place.
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finally some good news about Criminal Minds - the show was starting to loose momentum as the main characters started to vanish. Let's hope they get rid off that rookie girl so that JJ and Emily can round up the team as it should be and as fans want it to be.
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If you think Prentiss is dead, you don't follow the show very closely.
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ok i just watched a new Criminal Minds and I must seriously be out of the loop cause Emily Prentiss was killed off, no JJ or a different chick being JJ (not the same) and what happened Reids hair???? Gel and spiky kinda....... yikes It'z gonna take a bit to get used to that.....
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Boooohhh, I wanted Lucas and Peyton back in OTH :'(
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Yes to Criminal Minds but do not mess too much with a winning formula. J Lo most beautiful, yes, take a look at her from the side and keep your eyes near the middle.
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fyi, the blurb for this article on the home page says the "foot network" instead of "food network"...
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Yes for Criminal Minds!!! Please bring the cast back together!!!!
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Good news about A.J but how can they reasonably bring Prentiss back even part time without making her "death" seem corny and unimportant
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Isn't Lopez like 50 at this point? I mean, she was hot back in the Puffy days but I really think People should find a new azz.
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Let us hope that the 'Criminal Minds' news turns out to be true. To have the whole cast back together again would be wonderful! Jennifer Lopez the most beautiful woman in the world? Goodness, I didn't know that.
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jennifer lopez the world's most beautiful woman? ahahahaha PAHLEEZE! there is literally probably a million girls in the world much more beautiful than her. over people they are either payed off to make these bogus lists or just completely out of it or on drugs or something................... terrible news about chad michael and hilarie, fans never really got a chance to even enjoy them together. :( :( :( :(******** sad face and tears.
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i hope A.J. cook and Paget both come back to criminal minds cause if they do this would be extremly great great news cause in my opinion i believe the show hasnt truly been the same since they left.
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