Criminal Minds has found another member for the team. Deadline reports Damon Gupton has joined season 12 of the CBS series.
New and former castmembers have also recently joined the series, including Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. As reported earlier, Thomas Gibson was fired from the long-running procedural after he allegedly kicked a producer on set.
Gupton will play “Special Agent Stephen Walker from the Behavioral Analysis Program which is the counterintelligence division of the FBI. He’s a seasoned profiler who will bring his spy-hunting skill set to the BAU.”
Season 12 of Criminal Minds just premiered earlier this week. The series airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Criminal Minds? Do you think Thomas Gibson’s character will be missed with all of these additions?
I like the new guy a lot Damon that is…there are others on the show too Adam also a welcomed member to me…
it is hard to see that he was dismissed. also maybe they wanted that he go. and criminal mind will not be the same. the new one can be a good actor of course but thomas gibson made the serie as he was the head. and a shame that the petition against firing thomas gibson was not sucessfull. i will miss the boss hotch in criminal minds.
Don’t like that Thomas Gibson is not on the show anymore but I know that anyone that takes his place will receive a lot of hate just for not being him and especially if they look different than he does. I was hoping that Rossi would take his place or at least Prentiss. I know “worthymagic” will have something to say even though this guy didn’t just come in take his place on his own since Gibson was fired unfortunately. Something else to sigh about. If posted twice, my bad.
You wrote something ridiculous. There’s a lot more to the Gibson story than you know. The guy that Gibson kicked has a lot of clout with CBS, and isn’t liked by a lot of people. I’m very unhappy that Gibson isn’t there. There are already a ton of people on the show. They needed to replace Gibson. If this is the way they wanted to go, they should have looked at Laurence Fishburne. They should have tried to find out if Lennie James was being written out of The Walking Dead. The plan for now is Joe Mantegna to lead… Read more »
I don’t like that he’s gone like I said already. You make it sound like i wanted him gone.
Mr. Gupton DIDN’T come in to take the place of Mr. Gibson, and that is THE PROBLEM! They don’t need more role players on this show. They needed to replace Thomas Gibson, and it looks like his replacement is Paget Brewster. Good luck with that. Joe Mantegna is the new #1 and Paget is the new #2. The ratings will tell if this is acceptable. Most people writing in on other sights say it isn’t.