Friday, June 25, 2010

Criminal Minds - Paget Brewster Signs A Deal

According to Deadline Hollywood . . . [Paget] Brewster just closed a deal to return to the veteran CBS crime drama, and she will be in almost every episode next season.

It goes on to say . . . Brewster's pact is for "10 out of 13", which means that, extrapolated over the 22-episode season, she will be in the majority of episodes. The actress had been approached to continue as a regular on the show but for a reduced number of episodes; now the reduction seems to be pretty small.

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Now they didn't teach us ratios in math class in medieval England, but we believe that if we extrapolate 10 episodes out of 13 episodes to the 22 episode season, it means that Paget will likely be in 17 (or 16.9230769) of those 22 episodes.

Criminal Minds - It's A Done Deal for AJ Cook

AJ Cook just posted on her twitter account that it's a done deal:

@ajcookofficial Thanks for your undying support but it's a done deal. I'll be doing 2eps to wrap up JJ. Excited for what's next and hope you'll come along! XO

Please show your support for AJ by sending her tweets or commenting on this thread.

We still haven't given up the fight to keep Paget as a full-timer on CM! Let's not give up on that. Continue to let Nina Tassler know what you think of this travesty!

Criminal Minds, Indeed: Greedy CBS Execs Axe Cook, Slash Brewster

We at Criminal Minds Round table came accross this interesting article about CBS written by Mitch Calloway for Associated Content. Here are a few excerpts

Does CBS genuinely believe that Cook and Brewster haven't earned raises, if that is in fact the impetus of these moves? Are network executives under the impression that, because they've successfully replaced key characters in the past (Glaudini's Elle Greenway in 2006, Mandy Patinkin's Jason Gideon following the 2007 season), they'll be able to do it whenever the mood strikes them? Are they of the opinion that while Moore, Gibson, Gubler, and Mantegna are vital to the show's success, they can just plug any pretty girl into the cast at any time and audiences will accept her? Do they believe that Vangsness' Penelope Garcia, who does most of her crime-fighting behind a computer keyboard, is more integral to the day-to-day operations of the fictional BAU than two field agents who are frequently in the direct line of fire? Or do they just believe that the wisecracking, plus-sized Garcia is more accessible to female viewers in Middle America than the petite J.J. or the somewhat vampish Prentiss?

Whatever the case, their handling of this situation has been nothing short of criminal. To release the talented Cook during summer hiatus is to write her out without even bothering to give the actress or her character a send-off worthy of someone who's given so much to the show and its loyal viewers for half a decade. Downgrading the hard-working Brewster to little more than a glorified guest star is basically telling her and her fans that her contributions to the program were never as important or impactful as those of her co-stars, past and present. In short, CBS's treatment of Cook and Brewster is as disrespectful as it is illogical. Not to mention more than a little sexist...

...With so much programming available to viewers in the era of digital cable and satellite TV, is it wise for a network with nowhere left to go but down to start dumping some of its most popular on-air performers? This seems more like the sort of addle-brained decision-making that keeps NBC at the bottom of the heap than the savvy, crowd-pleasing policies that took CBS to the top. If the network brain trust doesn't quickly rethink their positions on two of primetime TV's strongest, sexiest, most popular female characters and keep Cook and Brewster around, the next victim to meet a cruel fate on Wednesday nights will be the show's ratings.

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CBS's Criminal Minds Killing Off Its Women

The prestigious magazine Marie Claire posted a sharp and insightful article on its website about the ongoing situation concerning Criminal Minds actresses AJ Cook and Paget Brewster.

CBS's Criminal Minds Killing Off Its Women

CBS has decided to suddenly dismiss two of its pivotal female actresses on the hit show Criminal Minds — without any valid grounds. How could this happen?

The network is citing "creative reasons" for the release of A.J. Cook, who plays Jennifer Jareau, and the subsequent scaling back of Paget Brewster’s character, Emily Prentiss. Cook has been noticeably mum about the situation, although Brewster has been more vocal, using Twitter to state that claiming said creative reasons is "bullshit" and that the decision to fire Cook and diminish the Prentiss character are purely financial. If so, then CBS and the show’s creators are engaging in hypocritical activity, as from the get-go, the producers have always claimed that their show is unique because every actor is treated like family. Maybe Criminal Minds is then changing subject matter from FBI profilers to the Mob, as the producers are doing their best Corleone impersonations: “Leave your pride. Take the severance.”

Perhaps cutting out two characters wouldn’t be such a big deal except that there are only three females on the show. The remaining woman, Penelope Garcia (played by Kirsten Vangsness), is largely a periphery character. All of the stars, including Thomas Gibson, have expressed their dismay over the sudden decision, which will surely affect the story lines and the show’s audience, who have started a massive online petition to save their beloved characters.

Criminal Minds reveals the inner workings of serial killers and the Behavior Analysis Unit of the FBI. Since most of the murderers tend to be males slaughtering females, fans have become accustomed to the weekly massacres of women. But who knew that CBS would follow suit by unceremoniously killing off the careers of two of its most important actresses?

To join in the fight to save A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster’s characters, please sign the online petition.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The 'Save The CM Ladies Day' This Friday!

This Friday, the Criminal Minds Round Table Knights and Ladies will participate in the 'Save The CM Ladies Day'. Call and Fax Nina Tassler!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Matthew Gray Gubler does the 'TOP STORY! WEEKLY '

This sketch is from TOP STORY! WEEKLY Ep. 58 "(61) Days of Oil" performed June 20, 2010 at iO West Theater in Hollywood.

Matthew Gray Gubler Talks About BP

Dr. Spencer Reid discusses the Criminal Mind of BP CEO Tony Hayward with Phillip Wilburn, on the news segment twice as important as AC 360, TSW 720. This was part of the June 20, 2010 Top Story! Weekly at the iO West in Hollywood.

Matthew Gray Gubler
Phillip Wilburn
Melissa Okey
Kipleigh Brown

Directed by Michael Hughes

Monday, June 21, 2010

Criminal Minds Season 5 Dvd's Information

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And the Award Goes To...

WTF Award:
Goes to CBS, for suddenly dropping A.J. Cook from Criminal Minds and reducing Paget Brewster's episodes in order to cut costs. This leaves the show with just one female lead, so now CBS looks cheap and sexist! Why would they want to alienate fans of a show that's done so well in the ratings that it's getting a spin off in the midseason? Why is it they can't pay A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster's salaries but have no qualms when it comes to shelling out $2 million an episode for a guy who has had two of his cars stolen and driven off a cliff in one year and that is the least of his problems? Why wouldn't they at least give the cast a heads-up about all of this so they weren't stuck issuing shocked and pissed off statements through their Twitter accounts? It makes no sense to me at all.


The New Criminal Minds?

The Internet is abuzz with the news that CBS is looking closely at undercutting its hit show, "Criminal Minds", by eliminating two of the three female cast members. Per the network, it's all part of a cost cutting move being directed at all ensemble shows. What this means for the cast of the hit drama series is that A.J. Cook's "J.J. Jareau" won't be gathering the team together anymore to introduce the current depravity of the week, though there is a chance that she could be asked to return a few times to wrap up her character's story. Since Jareau is a new mother, odds are she quits such a stressful and demanding job to focus on her child.

Then there is Paget Brewster's Emily Prentiss, who is a full fledged member of the BDU team. CBS has reportedly asked Brewster to accept a reduced role on the show, which could mean either fewer investigations in which she participates or an altered role where she's more in the office than out. Per CBS, she might retain her regular status if she accepts.

Fans are angry at the news, many promising to bolt at the concept of an all male team that would consist of Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, and Matthew Gray Gubler. If CBS follows through on their plans, the only female regular who would come through the cuts unscathed is Kirsten Vangsness who plays the quirky computer guru, Garcia.

The male stars aren't happy about the decision, either, and have been twittering their displeasure and shock at the announcement. The series has survived character changes in the past,most notably when Mandy Patinkin quit the series, weary of its dark, haunting themes. With competition heating up from the other networks, it remains to be seen if they can survive this cannibalism of its female cast.


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Call Nina Tassler's office and tell her what you think about AJ Cook's and Paget Brewster's unfair treatmentt: 818-655-1400