Longtime actor, Thomas Gibson, has been suspended due to an altercation with a Criminal Minds writer/ producer on set of the CBS show.
Reportedly, Gibson kicked one of the producers while they were filming on the Los Angeles Criminal Minds set. CBS and the producer’s ABC studio reps have yet to comment on the situation and what started this feud between actor and producer on August 10th, 2016.
Gibson, on the other hand, has spoken with reporters and commenters about the altercation saying that himself and the producer had creative differences. He also stated that he regrets what happened on set and that he has always wanted what was best for the TV show. He says that even though the two had different opinions, they both want to work together to make Criminal Minds the best cop drama on TV.
Gibson is still under review and suspended from set for one or episodes before the studio allows for him to return to the Criminal Minds set. Previously, Gibson planned to direct a few shows this coming season, but now with his suspension, commentators assume that the plans will be nixed for now.
Although for Gibson, this isn’t his first physical altercation on the Criminal Minds set. Some years ago, Gibson apparently got in an altercation with another film staffer.
Thomas Gibson has been involved with Criminal Minds since 2005 as a regular on the show’s cast. Gibson made his directorial debut in 2013 after he directed six episodes of Criminal Minds.
Gibson previously was known for his acting for show Dharma & Greg from 1997-2002. He has also starred on another CBS show Chicago Hope from 1994-2000.
CBS has yet to comment what exactly happened on set and which writer/producer was involved with Gibson’s altercation. The only news they have commented on is that Gibson has been sent off the set for two weeks. They have yet to comment how much longer Gibson will be off the Criminal Minds set.