'Criminal Minds' reportedly resigns Gibson and Mantegna, but Vangsness and Cook turn down offers

The clock is ticking on the renewal of a CBS crime drama.

Joe Mantegna

“Criminal Minds” stars Thomas Gibson and Joe Mantegna are close to new agreements at this part, and negotiations continue with Shemar Moore, where the two sides are far apart on compensation.

Last week ABC Studios signed a new deal with showrunner Erica Messer. If Gibson and Mantegna are resigned, the ninth season is likely. All of the negotiations apparently need to be finalized by the end of the day Tuesday to get that ninth season officially announced.

Fan favorite cast members Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook, meanwhile, have reportedly turned down their offers. The two have reportedly been negotiation together as a stand against their lesser pay as compared to all of the men on the show, and are willing to leave.

Back in 2010 Cook was reduced to a guest star and costar Paget Brewster was cut altogether, though fan outcry resulted in Cook being reinstated on “Criminal Minds.”

“Criminal Minds” follows a team of FBI profilers from the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The show focuses on the criminals, rather than the crime itself. “Criminal Minds” is produced by The Mark Gordon Company in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios.

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Written by: KurtK26
May 6th, 2013, 6:58 pm

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Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 4:40 pm
I heard show in not going to be renewed its kinda of run its course it would be better to finish on top

Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 2:34 am
people forgets that to them it's just a job... they don't care much about the shows. also true is the fact that most of the actors that stay too much on one specific show, have normally serious problems at being called for other roles or reinvent themselves in other roles. often they have to wait a while until the memory of them in a specific role fades away. about the idea that every new job one MUST find something where he/she it's paid more than the previous job is, unfortunately, a result of an ill-minded american way of thinking.

Message Posted On May 7th, 2013, 7:20 pm
Maybe you don't understand it. MEN HAVE BIG SALARIES AND WOMEN NO. That's the problem. Maybe showrunners must admit that all the stars made the show and no just the ones that have penis.

Message Posted On May 6th, 2013, 10:41 pm
Yet another example of greed killing a good and solid tv series. Do actors really lack the ability to understand that there are indeed limits to what salaries they can bargain for ? Is it too difficult for them to understand that production cost per episode can only go so high before it's no longer profitable ? Stupid people, seriously. If you don't like the job quit it. But do it without attempting to kill it first.
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