Friday, November 20, 2009

CRIMINAL MINDS Article In New TV Guide

In the latest issue of TV Guide, CRIMINAL MINDS Executive Producer, Chris Mundy says tears began flowing at the table read. "It was really emotional. Partly because its our 100th episode, and partly because of the script." In the episode, the psycho known as The Reaper (C. Thomas Howell) returns to wreak havoc on BAU Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and his family. "What Thomas had to go through for this episode is brutal," says series co-star Paget Brewster. "We were tearing up in a scene where Hotch is reunited with his son. It's awful. And great."

The episode, appropriately titled "100" airs on Wednesday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Series regulars also include SHEMAR MOORE, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, and A.J. Cook.To read the two page article on CRIMINAL MINDS, pick up the latest issue of TV Guide. Or, you can visit the CRIMINAL MINDS SECTION of to view the article and all of the latest CRIMINAL MINDS/SHEMAR MOORE news.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are They Crazy? CBS Names New Malcolm Winters on Y&R

Shemar Moore
Marcus Patrick

Darius McCreary

For eight years, SHEMAR MOORE smoldered on "The Young and The Restless" in the role of Malcolm Winters. Now that SHEMAR has moved onto bigger and better things on "Criminal Minds," his role has been recast. There were rumors that model/actor Marcus Patrick would be tapped for the role. Marcus is a soap opera veteran, having worked on "Days of Our Lives," "All My Children," and "Passions." He is also (almost) as smokin' hot as SHEMAR. So, fans were stunned by the announcement by CBS a few days ago that Darius McCreary, best known for his years as Eddie Winslow on "Family Matters," was being cast as Malcolm. We enjoyed McCreary's work on "Family Matters," and we have no reason to doubt that he is a competent actor. However, on the hottness scale of 1-10, he only scores about a 4.

CBS what are you doing to us?

SHEMAR MOORE is a 10. Marcus Patrick is a 9.5 (He doesn't have SHEMAR's charm, hence, the slightly lower rating.) Poor Darius just can't compete with these men in the looks department. Malcolm Winters is expected to be eye candy. Their casting sucks!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

THOMAS GIBSON Visits "Live With Regis And Kelly"

THOMAS GIBSON, who stars on "Criminal Minds," will be a guest on "Live With Regis and Kelly," on Wednesday, November 25. Check local listings for times in your area. Gibson, who plays FBI profiler Aaron Hotchner, is pictured here with co-star A.J. Cook. Now in it's 5th season, the 100th episode of "Criminal Minds" will air on Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS. Other cast members include Joe Mantegne, SHEMAR MOORE, and Matthew Gray Gubler.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CRIMINAL MINDS Christmas Break Coming Just In Time?

Thomas Gibson (center) with co-stars Shemar Moore and Paget Brewster.
November 17, 2009

Criminal Minds" starts its holiday production break around Dec. 18, and from the way Thomas Gibson makes it sound, it might be just in time. Gibson, who stars as Unit Chief Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner in the CBS drama about an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted minds, stresses that he loves the series, but says, "It does get kind of depressing."

"In fact, when we sit around for readings of scripts about the most dark and depraved side of society, we think, 'Wouldn't it be nice to do a comedy?' The thing that keeps us going is the fact the profilers we're portraying are incredibly heroic people -- and it's our responsibility to show the work they're doing in a positive light."He adds, "I've gotten to know quite a few actual FBI profilers. I asked one, who just retired after 20 years, how he had kept it from getting to him, and he said he felt he had been very lucky to work with some of the most fascinating minds imaginable."

Gibson says his years of work on the show have made him understandably fascinated about the mind of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the alleged gunman responsible for the horrendous Fort Hood massacre Nov. 5. "I wouldn't be so presumptuous as to assume I knew what was going on in his mind, but from the coverage, it seems he didn't expect to survive, and the fact he did means they may be able to find out his motives from him. It's a horribly tragic thing.
"The personable actor is looking forward to happy times during his series' holiday break with his wife, their three children … and Ursa, the dog that wandered into the Gibsons' back yard last Christmas Eve and proceeded to make himself part of the family. Thomas relates, "He was our best Christmas present. He's very smart, very sweet, a very good watch dog and we cut out the middle man -- we didn't even have to go to the animal shelter for him."
~Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
CRIMINAL MINDS airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on the CBS Television Network. For more CRIMINAL MINDS/SHEMAR MOORE news, visit

Friday, November 13, 2009

CRIMINAL MINDS Cast Not Happy About Spin-off Series

A new spin-off series based on CRIMINAL MINDS is scheduled to premier on CBS this spring. In an interview with TV Guide this week, series co-star, A.J. Cook (top photo), says the cast isn't jumping up and down about the new show. "We're a little jealous," she confides. "We feel a little threatened."

Cook's cast mate Thomas Gibson (bottom right) questions the premise of the spin-off. MINDS is based on the idea that the FBI only has one BAU unit. Gibson feels that is what has made the series special. He has a negative view of spin-offs in general. He told TV Guide reporter Lisa Bernhard, "Most of the time I think spin-offs are a crass grab at capitalizing on something that's worked."

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but LOVING MOORE agrees with Tom. Our money is on the original.
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LOVING MOORE wishes Joe Mantegna a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The Chicago native turns 62 on November 13. The actor has a long resume and is currently starring on the CBS hit series, "Criminal Minds." The program airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on the CBS Network. Series also stars SHEMAR MOORE, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster and A.J. Cook.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Shirtless Shemar On Ellen November 10?

SHEMAR MOORE is appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on November 10. We are always excited to see Shemar, but since becoming SSA Derek Morgan on CRIMINAL MINDS, Shemar has pretty much kept his shirt on. Remember the glory days of "The Young and the Restless," when Shemar's character, Malcolm Winters, so often did shirtless scenes? (Writer fans self) But, I digress. Since becoming an FBI profiler on MINDS, we have only been treated to skin in two episodes. It has been a long, long famine, Shemar. So we were excited to read this about Shemar's appearance on ELLEN Tuesday:

"We're lucky to have the very sexy SHEMAR MOORE here today. This summer, he was hit by a car while riding a bike and could have been killed! Fortunately, he's recovering well and back to work on the fifth season of "Criminal Minds." I think I may have to make him take his shirt off--we need to make sure he's healing well, right ladies? He was ranked as having the 5th best abs in Hollywood, so why not show off the award winning body?" - Ellen

Dare we hope? Counting the hours until ELLEN airs on Tuesday. ~Dee

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CBS Orders Extra Episode Of CRIMINAL MINDS's Mike Auisello is reporting that CBS has ordered an extra episode of CRIMINAL MINDS, bringing the total for Season 5 from 22 to 23. Fans of the series, and particularly fans of SHEMAR MOORE, have to be happy about the news. SHEMAR plays SSA Derek Morgan on the program, which also stars Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, and Matthew Gray Gubler. In not so good news for NUMBERS fans, this series' order has been cut from the standard 22 to only 16. This likely means the end of the road for NUMBERS. CRIMINAL MINDS airs on Wednesdays, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. More SHEMAR MOORE/CRIMINAL MINDS news can be found at

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Her Father's Footsteps~Gia Mantegna

Gia Mantegna, the 19 year old daughter of CRIMINAL MINDS star, Joe Mantegna, is set to star in a new television series on TeenNick. "Gigantic" will also star Merle Streep's daughter, Grace Gummer. It is described as a coming-of-age story among the Los Angeles elite. The series will premier early in 2010. Gia Mantegna guest starred on CRIMINAL MINDS in a 3rd season episode entitled "Third Life." She is pictured above with boyfriend/actor Mitchel Musso. For more CRIMINAL MINDS/SHEMAR MOORE news, visit


SHEMAR MOORE, who plays Agent Derek Morgan on "Criminal Minds," will be a guest on the ELLEN SHOW on November 10, 2009.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Women Trouble For Morgan?

Now that Derek Morgan (SHEMAR MOORE) is the BAU's Unit Chief, he will have to contend with office politics and FBI Assistant Director, Erin Strauss. Will Morgan and Strauss lock horns? Also, in "Hopeless," Derek seemed to be getting emotionally involved with the sister of a murder victim, beautiful Tamara Barnes. Garcia warned him not to get too close. Will he heed her warning, or is our Derek Morgan headed for a broken heart?
Wednesday, November 4 on CRIMINAL MINDS, "The Eyes Have It," the BAU tracks a serial killer who keeps the eyes of his victims as souvenirs. Jayne Atkinson guest stars as Erin Strauss. Salli Richardson-Whitfield returns Tamara Barnes. Airs at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.