Deadline reports Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler and Paget Brewster have agreed to come back, subject to closing their deals and availability. "I hear finalizing the sextet’s contracts has been put on hold as Criminal Minds lead studio, ABC Signature, moved to make a deal with the series’ longtime executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "Negotiations with Messer, who has an overall pact with the studio, are still ongoing, with the two sides getting closer but still not close enough for a deal to be imminent, sources said. Meanwhile, I hear that a license agreement for a 10-episode new season of Criminal Minds has been reached between Paramount+ and the studios behind the crime drama, ABC Signature and CBS Studios. (A license deal with the network/platforms as well as pacts with showrunner(s) and the cast are all necessary elements for a series to go forward.)"
TOPICS: Criminal Minds, Paramount+, Adam Rodriguez, Aisha Tyler, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster