2010~2011 Season of Criminal Minds ~ Saying Goodbye to JJ and Emily

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by AragornElessar, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Since we now know they're filming, thought I'd start the thread. Since Paget Brewster posted on her Twitter when this entire mess began this will be her final season, that was the decider for the thread title for this season.

    When's everything start?
     
  2. LordCirque

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    September 22
     
  3. Norlite

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    What mess?
     
  4. professordeb

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    JJ is getting the axe this season. Think she gets to appear in the couple of episodes, then she's gone. Emily gets to stay for this season, but I recall reading that she won't be in as many episodes as in previous seasons. This 6th season will be her last. The reason for these "cuts" -- creative reasons. Yeah, right. It's all about the money and starting up a stupid spin-off series that I will NOT watch.
     
  5. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Well, we're not the only one suffereing from CBS doing this. Melina Kanakaredes is being booted from CSI :NY and from the articles I've seen, for the exact same reason.

    Said it before when all of the mess at CM became public, but I'll say it again...

    What the HELL is happening over at CBS!?!
     
  6. LordCirque

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    Misogynistic Execs at CBS?

    This is the same network that canceled the awesome mid to late 90s comedy Cybill because of it's feminist stance. And I'll bet it's a lot of the same people still there 10 year later.
     
  7. Habs

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    Yes, but CSI:NY gets Sela Ward instead! :cheer:
    I think they traded up in this case.
     
  8. AragornElessar

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    Really? Why, because you are one of the very, very few who I've seen that think so. I personally think this could spell the end of CSI NY, but that's me.

    Thanks LC. CTV's been promoting the returns of their big shows and Premiere Dates, but haven't seen the CM one yet. So was wondering. :)
     
  9. LordCirque

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    I don't know if it's the same in Canada though, but in the US, it's the 22nd.
     
  10. caseyedwards

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    The weird thing is that Melina Kanakaredes had been on the show so long that her pay made her more expensive than Sela Ward starting in her first season. The most important woman on Criminal Minds is still on it (Penelope) so I am basically happy.
     
  11. Habs

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    And you are one of the very, very few I've seen who doesn't think so. ;)

    I just vastly prefer Ward as an actress.
     
  12. AragornElessar

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    Then we'll agree to disagree and stop talking about something that should go into a CSI NY thread. :)
     
  13. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    Both JJ AND Emily? Will it be the same show?
     
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    Love love love Sela! Might start watching now! (no offense to Melina but despite fab Sinise I could never get into this.)


    Bummer about JJ and Emily on CM. Do we know who is replacing them? Sorry if already posted and I've missed it.
     
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  15. Angelskates

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    It starts again on a Sunday? Is that the last episode from last season, or the first of the new season?
     
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    Really? I loved Cybil.

    I'll watch CM, but it hasn't been the same since Gideon left, so if the chemistry between the team is weakened even further, I'll probably end up giving it a miss.

    It's so puzzling why they're doing this. Did Bonanza ever really right off one of it's characters (Pernell Roberts left of his own volition) ? Happy Days? etc etc........Not too bright is CBS.
     
  17. LordCirque

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    Yeah, I don't get it. They've got a sound cast and formula going that WORK. It's when you feck with that that disaster happens.

    Of course, I thought CSI Las Vegas toast the minute I heard William Peterson (Grissom), was leaving, it's still doing well.

    But as the old saying goes, if it isn't broken......
     
  18. cailuj365

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    :( I just got hooked on this show by watching reruns on A&E and ION. One of the reasons I love this show is because I love all of the cast members. None of them grates on me. I love JJ and Emily. I don't want them replaced!
     
  19. Angelskates

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    So it wasn't on right?
     
  20. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    The new season begins Wednesday, September 22nd. I'm with cailuj365 in that I became hooked on the show on A&E. CM was on CBS the same time as something else I watched, so I usually didn't see it the first time around.

    Love the cast! Even with the loss of Gideon, I thought the show was strong enough to fly on its own merits.
     
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  21. Angelskates

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    September 22nd? I have to wait another month?!
     
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    so, what did you think?
     
  23. LordCirque

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    It hasn't aired yet here, tonight
     
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    :lol: I keep forgetting the time difference. It's the night of the 22nd here, and I knew it aired on the 22nd. I'm so looking forward to this!
     
  25. LordCirque

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    Me too! I got Glee last night and now I have Criminal Minds tonight and Bones tomorrow night! :cheer2:
     
  26. AragornElessar

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    Only a few more hours to go!!! Can not wait!!! :D
     
  27. Buzz

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    As good as ever! :cheer2:
     
  28. AragornElessar

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    Great resolution to last season's Cliffhanger.

    Now...They had better give JJ and AJ a really good last two episodes or, I think I'm safe in saying, all of us will not be happy.
     
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    Tim Curry was soooooo freaky!! Wow...well done.
     
  30. loopey

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    Very well done, as usual.

    They better not "kill" JJ. I want it open for her to return in the future.