After the continuous ousting of female cast members last year, the favored members of the BAU will be officially reunited in the Criminal Minds season 7 premiere. "It's a true family. Criminal Minds exclusive: Here's your first look at Prentiss' return! It's not his fault that your favorite show is terrible. Her friend Matthew Bent… For those unfamiliar with the Criminal Minds cast shake-up that occurred during the sixth season, allow me to fill you in. I never, ever written it off like, 'Oh, I'll never do that again.' Or maybe, like Brewster, she just can't stay away from her fam. In real life, Gibson was in the middle of contract renegotiations (he was highly underpaid in regards to the ratings that the series was receiving and his position on the show). Emily Prentiss was born on October 12, 1970. On top of that, it was also decided that Paget Brewster’s role would be cut down significantly. Due to her mother's diplomatic background, Prentiss traveled a lot when she was a child, living in several Middle Eastern countries and at one point in Rome. Almost a year after the role reduction for Brewster was announced – and following the departure of AJ Cook from the series – it was revealed that Brewster would also be leaving the series. "I was on Grandfathered and that didn't get picked up, but that's how these things work. When she went to talk to her priest, he said that if she got an abortion, she would not be welcome in the church. In \"Demonology\", she reveals that from wanting to fit in, she became pregnant as a teenager in Rome. "I left at the right time for the right reason, but I love those guys. Kidding! See what the cast and crew have to say about Prentiss' return in the video above. Prentiss first appeared in "The Last Word" (episode nine of season two), replacing Agent Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), who had quit in "The Boogeyman". What do you think of the premiere? "I came back whenever it was possible. "But what am I going to want more than Criminal Minds?". Brewster tells TVGuide.com. The Hulk Could Originally Fly in His First Marvel Comic, The Boys' Version Of Spider-Man Explained, Iratus: Lord of the Dead - Wrath of the Necromancer Review - Fear The Reaper, Stephen King’s The Long Walk Movie Adaptation Still Moving Forward, Brandon Routh Says His Superman Could Return For Flash Movie, The Witcher 3 Fast Travel Loading Screens Completely Gone On Xbox Series X, 90 Day Fiancé: Fans Shocked To See Seth Rogen Tweet About Colt & Debbie, Drive (1997): How The Martial Arts Movie Paved The Way For Rush Hour, Every MCU Plot Hole Marvel Has Already Fixed. The initial plan was for Brewster — who has twice returned since leaving after Season 7, most recently in March — to recur in six episodes, with the possibility of more in the back half of the season. With Cook and Brewster being replaced by a new female character, Ashley Seaver (Rachel Nichols), some stability was restored to the hit CBS series – though fans were still wondering when/if their favorite characters would return. Brewster reprises her role as Prentiss on Wednesday's episode, airing Oct. 12, which all die-hard Criminal Minds fans know is Prentiss' birthday (see: "Cold Comfort"). Brewster returned to her role for the show's seventh season. With all that craziness over, we are now a month away from the Criminal Minds season 7 premiere, and things have somewhat returned to normal. Here's what other shows ranked in the top 10, Find great recommendations for shows like Virgin River, The Big Bang Theory, Vikings, and more, Grab a donut and settle down with these arresting cop shows, If your kids will let you have the remote, that is. 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Twitter: @anthonyocasio, All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. e-mail: anthony@screenrant.com When Criminal Minds returns this fall for its seventh season, fans can rest easy knowing that familiar faces will be returning for good. 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The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 7 Premiere Review & Discussion When Criminal Minds returns this fall for its seventh season, fans can rest easy knowing that familiar faces will be returning for good. "I would be happy to keep doing [the show] until something else comes up that I really want," Brewster says. Even when I left, I still cared about the show and everybody on it," she continues. While it's hard to tell exactly how things will play out in the upcoming season, the return of AJ Cook and Paget Brewster is certainly a step in the right direction. ", Prentiss returns to the BAU to help out after Hotch (Gibson) is assigned a TDY ("temporary duty," if you're not familiar with FBI lingo), and doesn't exactly get off on the right foot with newbie Alvez (Adam Rodriguez). While all of this was occurring, both fans of the series and cast members still on the series were appropriately upset (read what series star Kirsten Vangsness said to us about this situation). Her final episode as a main cast member was the May 16, 2012 episode "Run." She was promoted to series regular in the wake of Thomas Gibson's firing in August, after already filming her first episode back. "She sort of has to make up for this big social faux pas. The 'Criminal Minds' season 7 premiere marks the return of Prentiss and the BAU is going to have to answer to the Senate about Emily's previous disappearance. (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.). Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. The Mandalorian: Why Hasn't Boba Fett Already Tried To Reclaim His Armor? By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. Even though the loss of Bernero from the series will certainly be felt, Criminal Minds still retains a great team of writers and producers that know how to make the series work as successfully as it has in the past. I love that show and I love our fans and I love everyone on it. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! As Criminal Minds season 6 came to a close, a cliffhanger hinted that Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) may not return. Brewster reprise… "The fact of the matter of is, there really aren't that many shows that I love as much as Criminal Minds," Brewster, who talked to us before the cast shake-up and her promotion, says. ", Criminal Minds: Kirsten Vangsness gives us a set tour, pauses to mourn Morgan. As a reunion of sorts, AJ Cook returned to Criminal Minds for Brewster’s final episode, and the producers made sure that Brewster’s character arc allowed for her to possibly return. Considering Hotchner was responsible for faking Prentiss’ death and providing her with a somewhat new life abroad, a Senate Committee is extremely interested in knowing why all of this occurred, and why she’s now returning. It's such a great group there. The episode, entitled “It Takes A Village”, will mark the official return of Paget Brewster (as Emily Prentiss) to the Criminal Minds family. With Gibson willing to walk away from Criminal Minds, a flurry of decisions were made: Rachel Nichols was let go from the series, executive producer (and showrunner) Ed Bernero left Criminal Minds, AJ Cook and Paget Brewster were rehired, and Thomas Gibson renewed his contract. After the continuous ousting of female cast members last year, the favored members of the BAU will be officially reunited in the Criminal Minds season 7 premiere. It's safe to assume Prentiss' decision to leave Interpol and stay at the BAU is related to Hotch's ultimate exit — and probably because she wants to take Sergio back from Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. For some reason (likely to cut costs and move the series into a different direction), “the powers that be” initially decided that AJ Cook (as JJ Jareau) was no longer needed in the series. Brewster reprises her role as Prentiss on Wednesday's episode, airing Oct. 12, which all die-hard Criminal Minds fans know is Prentiss' birthday (see: "Cold Comfort"). I'm able to do Another Period and Drunk History ... so I said I would love to and I said I really want to work with Aisha [Tyler], so if we can make a deal.". (kind of) What do you think of the premiere? Here's what you may have missed this week! Her return was made possible only after her Fox comedy Grandfathered was canceled after one season in May. You could say Paget Brewster's return to Criminal Minds was perfect timing. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Criminal Minds contacted me and said, 'Would you come back?'" A one-stop shop for all things video games. Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS. You may unsubscribe at any time. "She messes up by profiling him and he can hear her," Brewster says. Adam's a great guy and a great actor ... and [Alvez] is a great addition to the team. Her role in the show's sixth seasonwas reduced, for what Brewster believed to be financial reasons. Emily Prentiss is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds, portrayed by Paget Brewster. ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 7 Premiere Review & Discussion. Unfortunately, the return of Prentiss from the proverbial grave isn’t something that can simply stay within the confines of the FBI.

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