A.J. Cook will return briefly for the upcoming season of Criminal Minds, while her co-star, Paget Brewster, has inked a deal to appear in most of Season 6's episodes.
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"I'll be doing 2eps to wrap up JJ," Cook tweeted Friday. "Excited for what's next and hope you'll come along! XO."
Brewster will be around for much longer. The 41-year-old actress will appear in at least 10 of the 13 episodes this fall, and she is likely to appear in several more during the back half of the season, a source told TVGuide.com.
In her tweet, Cook again thanked the thousands of fans who signed a petition in hopes of keeping her character, Agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, on the show. "Thanks for your undying support but it's a done deal," she wrote.
The 31-year-old actress was dropped from the show for "creative reasons," a source told TVGuide.com last week. She will be replaced with a new actress in the sixth season.