Paget Brewster Leaving ‘Criminal Minds’ …. For Real This Time

It looks like Emily Prentiss is really leaving the team on Criminal Minds…for real this time. Actress Paget Brewster will leave the long-running CBS drama at the end of this season after what can only be described as a roller-coaster ride over the past 2 years. For those unaware, back in the summer of 2010 Brewster was asked to continue with the show but in a reduced capacity while co-star/actress A.J. Cook was let go. Brewster ended up being in every episode last season with Cook eventually returning to the show full-time. But now it appears that Brewster has opted to leave of her own accord.

"After six wonderful years playing Emily Prentiss, I have decided it’s time for me to move on. As much as I will miss my Criminal Minds family, I am excited about the future and other opportunities," stated Brewster in a statement to Deadline. This departure will allow Brewster to pursue other projects; namely, comedic work if her shooting a comedy pilot for last TV season is any example. Prior to her role on ‘Criminal Minds’, Brewster appeared in a number of comedy series, like ‘Andy Richter Controls the Universe’, ‘The Trouble with Normal’ and ‘Friends’, which is where she got her first big acting break. Read More...

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