Criminal Minds will return to CBS on September 28. By now, fans know some changes will be made to the police procedural crime drama television series. After Season 11's cliffhanger, no one knew Thomas Gibson would be fired from his role as Aaron Hotchner, BAU Unit Chief, and Senior Supervisory Special Agent.

Gibson was also a director of the show. That means he lost two jobs after kicking a writer-producer during an altercation. Since then, officials and writers of the series have been trying to decide the best way to handle the 54-year-old Actor's sudden departure. They will have come up with a way to write him off the series.

Two new regulars on 'Criminal Minds.'

While the executives have not made an official statement yet, reliable sources have indicated that there will be a new replacement for Hotchner as the unit chief. In fact, there will be two new characters coming to Criminal Minds. Shemar Moore, who left in Season 11, had already been replaced by Adam Rodriguez who will play Agent Alvez.

Aisha Tyler is returning after being promoted to a regular. Paget Brewster is returning for Season 12 on a temporary basis. Hopefully, someone will talk her into staying on as a regular.

How to write Agent Hotchner off 'Criminal Minds.'

Even with new people coming to Criminal Minds, the writers haven't decided how to write Agent Hotchner off the show.

At first, Gibson was suspended for only a few shows. Then he was eventually fired. There are several possibilities for getting him off the show. Writers have to come up with just one that seems reasonable to long time viewers. When he was only suspended, he could have gone away on an extended assignment, but since he has left the series for good, fans might be in for some surprises.

Gibson had been with the series since it started in 2005. He had appeared in 254 episodes. Criminal Minds will return to CBS for Season 12on Wednesday, September 28, at 9:00 p.m. One thing for sure is that fans will see nothing of Thomas Gibson. In the meantime, nothing has been revealed about the actor's future in real life.

Some people have speculatedthat he will return to comedy. Remember, he does have experience in that genre. He starred in Dharma& Greg for 112 episodes from 1997-2002.

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