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12/17/10 12:37 A

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I totally agree. Bring JJ back!!!!!

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12/16/10 6:39 P

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Has anyone else noticed HOW MUCH this new character resembles JJ? WTF? Why trade in one blonde for another? Smells like producer's niece...this is pissing me off.

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It won't be the same, but I'll still watch and enjoy anyway! emoticon

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9/30/10 8:36 A

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So sad to see JJ leave... emoticon

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9/30/10 7:28 A

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Well, JJ's now gone. One of the characters said they were not going to fill her spot so she didn't have to train anyone. Who is supposed to have the time to go through all the cases they get and pick which ones they actually work on? Seemed like a pretty time consuming job when they had her train that woman for her maternity leave.

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9/20/10 11:19 P

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I said when JJ left I will not watch the show again, but I can't help it. It is the only TV show I watch. I just love it. I don't understand why they have to take perfectly good show and mess it up. It is almost like they are testing the loyalty of the fans. We are in a no win situation. If everyone boycotts the show and they cancel it we all lose and changing characters like they do we lose. It really stinks. It makes you wonder if Mandy Patinkin seen the writing on the wall and he left to save them the trouble. I would rather go out on top than to be let go.


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9/11/10 12:16 P

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I read about the changes,but not about JJ leaving the show, her huby onthe show is on blue bloods with tom selleck.

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8/27/10 10:39 P

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You're right, I'm usually not able to watch the first run episodes because I have to get up at 3:00 in the morning so I have not yet seen the episode that was a commercial for the spin-off. I honestly have no idea why they want to mess with a show that's working so well.

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8/26/10 10:14 P

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Vali-if I recall you said earlier that you usually are only able to catch the show in reruns because the time the new ones run is bad for you. If that is so you may have missed the episode they ran this year which was, for all intents and purposes, a commercial for this spin-off. It was, in my opinion, the lamest episode of the show I've ever seen, bar none. If that show was an indicator of what the spinoff will be like, I'm not holding out a lot of hope. I also don't see why we need to get used to two new characters. There's nothing wrong with the old ones! And both actresses want to keep their jobs. Basically the show is firing one woman and demoting another for no good reason other than to jump the shark, to use Strawberrylass' expression.

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8/22/10 1:25 P

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The show miraculously survived losing Gideon and if it continues it will probably survive losing JJ and Prentiss, too. I've read that they're going to be replaced by 2 new female characters, which could be good or could be strange. I've also read (mostly in this thread) that there is a spinoff series in the works, and that makes sense in light of putting new characters on the show and getting rid of characters that fans really like. Guess we'll all just have to wait and see....

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8/22/10 12:32 P

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You are so right, BBDD1221 the show will not be the same. It was hard at first when we lost Gideon for Rossi but his character came around and became a good fit for the CM family. Then Prentiss came along which was good almost from the start as I didn't really care for Elle Greenway. But, the combination of cast members was great. And when they talked about getting rid of Hotch we all rallied and he stayed on the show. So why can't we save J.J. and Prentiss. I think the idiots in charge are "jumping the shark", which is term for the show will end soon. I hate to see this happen. And why does it, here is a good intelligent show as opposed to the Daytime Soap Operas that go on for years and years.
Sorry, for rambling but this upsets me so very much.

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8/22/10 11:11 A

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The show is not going to be the same without her. I can't imagine what the powers that be are thinking. I suppose they're going to write it off as she wants more time with her family.

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That really stinks!!! My DS2 who has watched it with me on occasion said he would quit watching it If he were me. LOLOL He really thought she was hot. lol


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8/5/10 9:21 P

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Today was the last day on set for AJ Cook (JJ). emoticon

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8/5/10 8:04 P

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You never know....the people making this decision could read some of these comments and grow their brains back....

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8/5/10 9:10 A

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There is a lot of comments on the internet about how upset viewers are about the cast changes. Wow... wonder what will happen.


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8/3/10 12:41 P

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The cast works for me, I can't imagine why they would reduce Prentice's time on the Team and replace JJ. I didn't care for JJ's replacement when she was on mat leave.

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Good grief. I signed the petition! I hope they reconsider. And what's with this spinoff. It will replace Criminal Minds? THAT would be a crime! I think the show is sheer genius !!! Great writers, great acting!





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well, its summer, so here come the reruns. i'm sure by beginning of next season the other stations we know and love (bless you ion and A&E) that show Criminal Minds will finally have the 5th season episodes.

i'm ticked i never got to see episode 1 of the 5th season--i've read so much fanfiction on it, so i have a general idea what happens, but yikes! i wanna see the beginning (saw the last 10 minutes once).

anyway, hope like hell they reconsider the JJ and Prentiss bye bye--because this is a great cast and they shouldn't be split (and i'm not interested in the spinoff, just doesn't have the vibe to me)

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6/22/10 11:42 A

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This is getting to be really irritating to me. Can someone please tell me how to go about watching the episodes?? Every time I try, I get taken to the web site for something called Push/Play, which would be okay if I could watch ANY TV episodes of ANYTHING on that site. But all they're offering once I get to that page is movies, not Criminal Minds episodes. Help....

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6/22/10 11:29 A

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Okay, and now I'm not so sure I want to do this because they want my credit card number. Say they're not going to charge anything to it....so why do they want it?? Is there anywhere that I can watch the episodes without being asked for my credit card number?

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No, I was not aware of this link. I'll try to watch some of them and maybe I'll get caught up after a while. Thanks. emoticon




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6/22/10 12:45 A

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Vali_T are you aware, you can watch the full episodes of Criminal Minds off the following link:

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I don't always get access because I live in Canada but I see by your Sparkpage that you live in New Mexico,U.S.A. so you should be able to access the episodes. Hopefully, this will catch you up.

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6/21/10 4:16 P

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Okay. This is the kind of stuff that I miss because I very seldom see the new episodes. (They come on after my bedtime because I have to get up at 3:30 in the morning.) I'm mostly only able to see the reruns they show in syndication on A&E, and I've seen almost all of the ones they show there. I wish they'd start showing some of the episodes from later seasons in syndication because I know that I'm missing out on a lot by not being able to stay up and watch the first-run episodes on prime time network TV.

Anyway, I agree with those of you who are saying that a spin off and/or a change in the formula that's working are not necessary or even desired. To me spinoffs always make me think of the 405 flavors of "Law and Order" that I never watch.

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6/21/10 2:10 P

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The spin-off is supposed to be a mid-season replacement. There was an episode this season in which they worked with another team (led by Forrest Whitaker)--that team is supposed to be the ones on the spinoff.

Just because I love "Criminal Minds: The Original Recipe" doesn't mean I'm going to be interested in "New Coke Criminal Minds." I may watch an episode or two to give it a chance, but I personally have no need for a spinoff--my allegiance is to the cast of Criminal Minds. I don't want any of the cheesy cross-overs, either. There was one of the guys on the spinoff team that was hitting on Prentiss. Ew, just ew. (Granted, in my alternate universe, Prentiss is in love with Reid, but whatever.)



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6/21/10 1:32 P

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Okay, I'm going to change the subect just a wee bit here....

People keep mentioning a spinoff. I haven't heard or read anything about this, so can someone please enlighten me?

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6/21/10 1:58 A

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I agree, the show would not be the same without the all the cast they have now. I hope they get enough people signing the petitions and emailing CBS. I sent them a message of complaint about the decision and I think the more people show there disapproval the more they may reconsider. (Fingers crossed).

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I signed, i signed!

I hope like hell its not true at all! I mean, the show's so great because of the ensemble, the whole team makes it work great (and honestly, i don't find myself interested in the spinoff they're trying to make, so this one'd better stay great). I mean, they make it work, each member brings something great to the team and makes it whole. how would they compensate for the dynamic by replacing 2 with 1 outsider? that'd just be weird and awful!

Sheesh, i know most shows try to kill characters off after a few seasons, but we've had plenty of close calls to satisfy the audience i'd think (poor reid's had more than his share, but i think it attracts that demographic that loves him looking like a kicked puppy dog once in a while--and he had bad timing with that accident before 5th season)

they can't do that to the show, just bump up the mood 6th season a bit (if that's what they were worried about) in terms of good emotion and stuff, and we'll be okay. gah!

they did the same crap on House, and boy, most people in my family refused to watch that show anymore because of the ridiculousness that the beginning of 4th season, with little to no chase and cameron and foreman--and they stayed minimized for 2 years. i know i couldn't watch anymore when they took away my fave aussie (okay, i digress, but he was my first crush before my lovely nerdy dr. reid, so the worries apply)

great cast, don't screw with it. what are they worried about, they've got reruns on 2 other stations that still get great ratings (i'm probably contributing to them every night). Sheesh!

Edited by: PSYCHOJULES at: 6/20/2010 (19:52)
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Apparently they're going to replace JJ and Prentiss with a new female agent. What's the problem here? Are their ratings going down and they're doing this to try to boost them? Or is this just what someone high up on the show sees as a good idea??

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Thank-you Isabelle for letting us know, I was not aware that JJ would be leaving and this is really upsetting. JJ and Reid are my 2 favourite characters on CM. I will definitely sign any petition if we get this stopped. Not to long ago they tried to get rid of Hotch.

I found this petition link.
www.thepetitionsite.com/1/cut-the-sp
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I don't know how many of you saw this, but AJ Cook (JJ) is leaving the show--and not of her own free will. Here's the link to the TVGuide.com story: www.tvguide.com/News/Cook-Criminal-M
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In addition, you'll see that they're trying to negotiate with Paget Brewster (Prentiss) to be in fewer episodes. This apparently caught even the cast members by surprise, judging by their Twitter posts (tweets). I don't know that any of them saw this coming. I personally am questioning the logic in cutting 2/3 of the female cast, especially since Garcia is rarely in the field. Show-wise, there needs to be a female profiler.

A fellow CM fan has created an online petition asking CBS/showrunners/whomever is behind this decision to reconsider and: 1)rehire AJ Cook, and 2) re-sign Paget Brewster for a full season, just like the male cast members and Kirsten Vangsness.

If you feel so moved, please consider signing the petition, contacting CBS, or finding some other way to voice your opinion on this matter.

www.petitiononline.com/cmwomen/petit
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