Last week, Thomas Gibson was fired from Criminal Minds because he allegedly kicked a writer and today he found a way to connect with his fans. The CBS procedural has a very loyal fan base. If they weren’t so loyal, the show wouldn’t be going into its 12th season as one of the top shows on broadcast television.
The actor has a message, and he joined Twitter to communicate with them. He said, “I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support. I love ‘Criminal Minds,’ & I’m disappointed by what’s happened. I’m here on #Twitter so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other. The support you show means the world to me and my family. This is not an ending, but a beginning as well. Thank you all.”
Just when you thought you might have seen the last of him, he found out with Social Media that is not the case.
I have a feeling in the coming days he will be saying a lot more, so you might want to follow him to see what he has to say.
A little over 24 hours after it was reported that Thomas Gibson was suspended from Criminal Minds for allegedly kicking a writer on the show during an argument two weeks ago, CBS and ABC Studios announced today that is suspension will be permanent. The network and the studio released this joint statement, “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds. Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”
With the additions of Aisha Tyler and Adam Rodriguez as series regulars this season, the show will be able to survive his firing. Maybe they can convince Shemar Moore to return, since his departure was left open-ended?
Since Gibson joined the procedural in 2005, he has had two alleged violent confrontations and he was also arrested for suspicion of DUI in 2013. You can understand why they said enough is enough. In the real work world, he would’ve been let go after the first incident in most places.
UPDATE: Thomas Gibson released this statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last 12 years. I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now. I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.”
There is always something with Criminal Minds and this season is about Thomas Gibson reportedly being suspended from the procedural. According to TMZ, the actor was directing a scene he was in when he got into a confrontation with a writer. The argument got so heated that Gibson allegedly kicked the writer in the leg. It is then reported the TV scribe didn’t let it die down, went to his agent who in turn went to CBS and the actor was suspended. The said incident happened about two weeks ago and Gibson has been absent since then.
Gibson told TMZ, “There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred. We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible. We always have and always will.”
Hopefully, they will make up soon because without Shemar Moore, who left the show last season, they really need Gibson.
BTW CBS got lucky that this story broke early this morning because yesterday was their TCA Summer Press Tour Day and they would’ve had to have answered that question in person as compared to over the phone or email.
CBS announced today when their new and old shows are debuting and I feel scatterbrained trying to figure out their schedule. That is because they are scattered over a month.
Even though CBS added more comedies, they are burying them in October because of Thursday Night Football. Meaning their odds of getting another season are greatly reduced. Most shows that don’t debut in September get cancelled. Which is sad because I thought that The Great Indoors was the Fall’s best new Comedy. (Granted Fox hasn’t sent out the Son of Zorn pilot.)
Basically, if you want to know when your CBS will air, just let your DVR do the recording.
Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (10th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (SERIES DEBUT)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (14th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BULL (SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (3rd Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (90-Minute 33rd Season Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (7th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (7th Season Premiere)
*Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:30 PM 60 MINUTES (49th Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 28
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (12th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM CODE BLACK (2nd Season Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (5th Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 3
9:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (2-Hour 3rd Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 10
9:00-10:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (1-Hour 6th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (regular time period)
Monday, Oct. 17
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (3rd Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 24
8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (SERIES DEBUT)
Thursday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT INDOORS (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (4th Season Premiere)
9:30 -10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM PURE GENIUS (SERIES DEBUT)
What if a meteorite came crashing down to Earth, landed in Russia, got transported to DC and the creepy crawlies inside of it starting taking over the brains of the people who work in Politics. That is the premise of BrainDead that debuts on CBS tonight at 10p. Even though ants and politicians are two of the things I hate most, I thoroughly enjoyed this campy drama.
Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a documentary filmmaker, who needs money to finish her film. Her father (Zach Grenier) offers her the money, only if she is works for her brother, who is a US Democratic Senator (Danny Pino). She eventually agrees to work with for Luke as his Constituent Representative. Her first day seems to start off normally enough, even though the Government is set to shut down when the work day ends. But then the last person waiting to talk to her, will ask for her assistance on something that will change her life and everyone elses in DC.
The woman tells Laurel that her husband comes back from an expedition in Russia a changed man. He no longer drinks and he was an alcoholic before the long trip. Plus, she found a strange video on his phone, she can’t explain. When Laurel asks why she came to her for assistance, the woman says the Senator’s office signed off on it. Now Laurel will try to find out what happened on that boat and to its cargo that is now at the Smithsonian.
Although Laurel has a much more pressing issue to deal with first. Gareth Ritter (Aaron Tveit) comes to her and tells her that his boss Republican Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub) will strike a deal with her brother, so that US Government won’t shut down, and she has just 90 minutes to find her brother and tell him that. She finds him just in the nick of time, he talks to Democratic Senators and they don’t agree to the offer.
Now 100,000 people are out of work including the Smithsonian. That means the meteorite is left alone and now the aliants (alien ants) have escaped. Their first target is Gareth’s boss. Once they enter his head, you will get to see what they do to you after they crawl inside your ear.
These aliants don’t only go after just Politicians, they have embedded themselves into the man, who is watching after their home aka the meteorite. When Laurel finds him, he is in extreme pain so she calls an ambulance. She travels with him to the hospital but he never makes it there. That’s because his head exploded all over her and the two EMTs.
His head is only the first one to explode, in the coming weeks more people will be splattered with brain matter. But not everyone’s head will explode, others will be willing to accept the aliants. What do the aliants want? Laurel and Gareth will work together to find out. Maybe they can also figure out why everyone, who is infected by the aliants, can’t stop listening to The Cars’ You Might Think.
Not only won’t you be able to get that song out of your head like the aliants, you won’t be able to get this campy drama out of your mind too. BrainDead is unlike anything else on CBS, it is like a ’60s B horror movie. It has a comedic feel even though it is a drama. And wait until next week, when they start off each episode with the most original and brilliant episode recaps.
Now when it comes to the political side of the show, I wonder if The Kings aka Robert and Michelle King, who gave us The Good Wife, knew how crazy our Presidential race would be when they pitched this show a year ago. As crazy as BrainDead is, it is not as crazy as the Presidential Race. Close, but no cigar.
Watch how close they have nailed politics with a Summer show that will enjoyably snatch up your Monday nights!