Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds


Thomas Gibson, who was suspended for kicking a writer on the set of Criminal Minds, has been fired from the CBS drama. The producers of the long-running series on CBS announced Friday that Gibson will not return to the show when it returns for its 12th season on Sept. 28.

Thomas Ellis Gibson is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Daniel Nyland in the CBS series Chicago Hope, Greg Montgomery on the ABC series Dharma & Greg, and Aaron Hotchner on the CBS series Criminal Minds.

On August 11, 2016, Gibson was suspended from Criminal Minds following an on set altercation with a writer-producer. In a statement regarding the event, Gibson noted “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 we always will.”

The incident that led to Gibson’s suspension occurred while he was directing an episode of the show. The incident occurred following disagreements over the script. Gibson also had a prior altercation with a “Criminal Minds” assistant director and was counseled for anger management.

On August 12, 2016, Gibson was fired from Criminal Minds. ABC, which produces the show, and CBS, which airs it, issued a 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.”

News of the altercation, which was confirmed by Gibson’s spokeswoman, broke earlier this week. Gibson’s spokeswoman released this statement on behalf of the actor: “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 we always will.”

“We never would have written out Shemar but it opens up doors to really interesting stories elated to his character’s departure,” teased Messer. “It feels like maybe we just got started for a whole new run.”


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