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Thomas Gibson Responds to Being Fired from Criminal Minds After Alleged Altercation on Set

Originally posted 08/12/2016 02:15PM

Thomas Gibson is officially not returning to Criminal Minds after being suspended for an alleged physical altercation on set.

"Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds," reads a statement released to PEOPLE by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. "Creative details for how the character's exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date."

In response to his dismissal, Gibson released the following statement to PEOPLE: "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."

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Thomas Gibson Speaks Out amid Reports of Altercation on Criminal Minds Set

Originally posted 08/11/2016 02:50PM

Thomas Gibson has reportedly been suspended from CBS drama Criminal Minds following a flare-up on set.

"There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred," Gibson, 54, said in a statement to PEOPLE. "We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible. We always have and we always will."

A source confirmed to PEOPLE that tension arose with a staffer when Gibson was directing and starring in an upcoming episode.

"Almost out of instinct, Thomas basically kicked him in the shin," says the source, adding that the writer "seemed alright at the time, but when his team found out it turned into something bigger."

The source continues, "This all happened two weeks ago, and everyone is fine now."

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New Star Trek Series will Include a Female Lead – and a Gay Character!

Originally posted 08/11/2016 12:15PM

The Star Trek franchise is proving to be a melting pot of diversity.

On Wednesday, Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of the upcoming CBS series Star Trek: Discovery told reporters at the 2016 TCA summer press tour that the new show will include a female lead and the character will be a lieutenant commander on the starship, CNN reports.

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Filed Under: CBS, Star Trek, TV News
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Who Is Jeanne Parr? The Incredible, Pioneering Life of Chris Noth's Mom

Who Is Jeanne Parr? The Incredible, Pioneering Life of Chris Noth's Mom

Originally posted 05/24/2016 05:05PM

Jeanne Parr may be recognized nowadays for being The Good Wife and Sex and the City actor Chris Noth's mother, but the 92-year-old who died last Friday made a name for herself decades ago as a trailblazing journalist, model, author, and so much more.

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Filed Under: CBS, Death, Chris Noth
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Michael Weatherly Calls His Bull Inspiration Dr. Phil McGraw a 'Fascinating Character – He is Part Machiavelli, Part P.T. Barnum'

Michael Weatherly Calls His Bull Inspiration Dr. Phil McGraw a 'Fascinating Character – He is Part Machiavelli, Part P.T. Barnum'

Originally posted 05/19/2016 03:15PM

Michael Weatherly met Dr. Phil McGraw a few years before he signed onto play a character based on him in CBS' new fall drama Bull.

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UpdatePosted 05/19/2016 03:00PM

Morley Safer, Iconic 60 Minutes Newsman, Is Dead at 84

Originally posted 05/19/2016 12:45PM

[CUSTOM_PLAYER_BRIGHTCOVE "4901997479001"] Legendary 60 Minutes host Morley Safer has died.

CBS released a statement confirming that the longtime news anchor had died Thursday in his Manhattan home at the age of 84.

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UpdatePosted 05/18/2016 11:30AM

Michael Weatherly Reveals Whom He Will Miss Most After His 14-Year-Long Run on NCIS

Originally posted 05/17/2016 09:00PM

So long, Special Agent Tony DiNozzo. You will be missed – more than you might know.

On Tuesday, fans of the hit show NCIS said goodbye to Michael Weatherly and his character Tony DiNozzo.

Prior to his exit, Weatherly spoke with reporters about his departure and weighed in on whom he will missed most.

"I may have a surprise answer. Well, unless you've never seen the show in which case you'll be like, 'Wow, I had no idea that that would be a surprise answer,' " he said. "I think I will on one level miss the schedule, which is an inanimate kind of thing, but I'll miss the structure that it gave my life."

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Sarah Shahi Says 'We Need Strong Female Role Models' After CBS Reportedly Passes on Drew Pilot for Being 'Too Female'

Sarah Shahi Says 'We Need Strong Female Role Models' After CBS Reportedly Passes on Drew Pilot for Being 'Too Female'

Originally posted 05/16/2016 01:35PM

Nancy Drew is not returning to television ... for now.

On Monday, CBS announced it will not be moving forward with the new project Drew, featuring a grown-up Nancy Drew. News of the dropped pilot led to a Deadline reported that the series tested well but skewed "too female" at early screenings.

Sarah Shahi, who plays the lead character in the pilot, took to Twitter after hearing the news and thanked fans for their support, but also addressed the report about her show being "too female."

"Some things are just not meant to be, but nice to know it tested well...," Shahi, 36, posted on her Twitter. "Thank you for the [love]. I believe we need strong female role models. She def could have been one."

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UpdatePosted 05/05/2016 02:55PM

NCIS: Try Not to Get Emotional Watching This Goodbye Clip for Tony DiNozzo

Originally posted 05/04/2016 07:00PM

It's time to say goodbye to a very special agent!

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