Criminal Minds Shocker: Paget Brewster Is Returning as a Series Regular

Criminal Minds Shocker Paget Brewster Is Returning as a Series RegularThe prodigal Prentiss has returned!

Paget Brewster is returning to Criminal Minds as a series regular in Season 12, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Brewster left the show in 2012, at the end of Season 7, and first returned last season as a guest star.

She was scheduled to guest-star on a number of episodes in the upcoming season, but her return to the show's regular cast comes shortly after star Thomas Gibson was fired from the show after an on-set altercation with a writer/producer.

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"We're all so excited to have Paget with us full time," Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer told Deadline, which first reported the news. "The BAU family has definitely missed her, on screen and off. Having her back on set has been great, it's like she never left."

Criminal Minds will be adding at least one more new cast member in addition to Brewster.

Criminal Minds returns Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c on CBS. Brewster's first episode is scheduled to air on Oct. 12.

(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Aug 15, 2018
Honestly, this is the best thing that could have happened to the show after the Thomas Gibson fiasco. I love Paget and have been wishing for her return ever since she left. Last season, the episode where she guest starred was 100x better just because she was there. I'm really happy Prentiss is back.PLEASE CLICK HERE........jobsthings.com/
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Dec 01, 2016
I like her but its too little/too late. After that punk and thug lied about Gibson attacking him cause he was jealous Gibson was getting the upper hand which lead to Gibson being fired means the END OF THE SERIES and no one can put Humpty Dumpty together again.
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Sep 30, 2016
Personally I hate that Gibson will no longer be on the show. And Shemar as well. All cast members are good actors. However, I absolutely love Rossi!!!
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Aug 31, 2016
Huh? Didn't she try to run like heck from this show going for multiple pilots just to get away?

I'm baffled really. To be honest, don't care much since the supposed main characters really don't affect the show that much.

Hoping this won't affect Another Period.
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Aug 31, 2016
That will be a help with the upheaval from Gibson's firing.

However...if they bring on Adam Rodriquez as a regular, I will be not be watching.
I can not stand him.

And on another point. If I continue to get re-directed to TV guide by your hyperlinks, I will probably drop TV.com. The site is terrible.
If I wanted to go to TV guide...I would go to TV guide. CLICK BATE SUCKS!!!
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Aug 30, 2016
They can afford her now that Gibson is gone.
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Aug 30, 2016
Glad she is back but seriously, I hope it is the last season
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Aug 30, 2016
Gibson and Moore out, Brewster in and so am I!!!
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Aug 30, 2016
Every time I think I'm out.........
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Aug 30, 2016
Honestly, this is the best thing that could have happened to the show after the Thomas Gibson fiasco. I love Paget and have been wishing for her return ever since she left. Last season, the episode where she guest starred was 100x better just because she was there. I'm really happy Prentiss is back! :D
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