Mandy Patinkin fired from/walks from Criminal Minds?!?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001


    So he'll leave the show, then come back in a few years to save the show... (like he did on Chicago Hope)

    (I don't watch Criminal Minds anymore.. it's a good show, but there are more shows I like better..)
  2. vikingguy

    vikingguy New Member

    Aug 11, 2005

    I completely agree he walks season pass is done I have way to much other stuff to watch.

    Well if he was part of a dead like me resurection I would be very happy. I liked dead like me more than criminal minds.
  3. Warren

    Warren Wild Hair

    Oct 18, 2001
  4. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    Actually, Mandy Patinkin is partially responsible for us having a S3. One of the rationalizations I used to justify the cost was the fact that we needed more than two HD tuners recording programming at the same time, this fall, Wednesday 9PM (Criminal Minds, Bionic Woman, Bones and Private Practice). I suppose we would still need one extra HD tuner, but that makes that rationalization only half as legitimate, and depending on who they get to replace Patinkin, maybe Criminal Minds will still be worth watching.
  5. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002


    Yeah he is the only character on Criminal Minds they can't really afford to lose. I don't know that I watch the show because of him, but the show would be very different without him. He is the glue that makes that show work.

    Any of the other characters could leave without much fanfaire.
  6. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I think I had read a while back that he was looking to leave the show so it doesn't surprise me. I believe he said he wanted to get away from the dark subject matter and get back to working on shows that were a little more light hearted.

    I definitely hope it is for more Dead Like Me.
  7. Agatha Mystery

    Agatha Mystery Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 12, 2002
    BFE, So....
    I doubt it's DLM. Think about it - he wants to get away from dark subject matter? DLM had some dark subject matter.

    Besides, they've already started filming. They'd have to do some expensive rewriting, as well as put filming on hold while they did it.
  8. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yes, but at the same time, Rube was always the "heart" of the show, representing the sort-of "father figure" for the rest of the reapers. As such, he remained fairly isolated from any of the dark subject matter.

    You're likely right on this count. He might be available for a cameo appearance possibly, but it'd likely be too late for the plot to change enough to feature him as a starring role.
  9. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    Yea but if they are thinking about another series it would be apiece of cake to cliff hanger his appearance at the end of the movie.
  10. ukerin

    ukerin New Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    I just went to the CBS website and he is still liseted as a cast member of Criminal Mind.
  11. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    I guess I'm one of the few who really wasn't a fan of his character on Criminal Minds. They never did much with him, and he was kind of boring. I don't feel like I really "know" his character. So if it's true, I'm not too broken up about it.
  12. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    Given that he just recently didn't show up to work, that shouldn't surprise you.
  13. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    I'm sure glad I get East & West coast feeds of CBS and FOX so I only have to have one HDDVR
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Wait until you get more HD channels. I needed two HD tuners for recording 6 years ago when I bought two HiPix cards for HD recording from the PC. Now there are many times that I need 4 or 5 tuners. So I need to get MRV enabled or get a couple of HDTiVos. I'm hoping to get the cheaper version when it comes out later this year.
  15. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Mandy has indeed asked to be released from his contract, and the request was granted. Both are saying it was "creative differences." First, here is the official statement from CBS Paramount Network Television and ABC Studios:
    And here is the statement from Mandy's people:
    Both were found here:

    (Pasted both in their entirety, because both were official press statements.)
  16. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

    Mar 4, 2002
  17. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Now that it's official, who would make the best replacement?
    (Or would that be another thread?)
  18. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    The best replacement would be to drop Criminal Minds and give a 30-episode order to Jericho now.

  19. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    I almost agree, except after the last seven or eight episodes of Jericho, I don't trust its producers. (Maybe they can pull Jericho in, give it its seven episode trial in the Fall instead of the Winter, and then decide after three or four episodes have aired whether to order more of Jericho.)

    Luckily (?), that one time-slot is the most competitive in the schedule. Lots of other choices to choose from if we find we need to ditch Criminal Minds.

    I don't like the idea of replacing Gideon. I would rather see they shake up the show from within, and bring someone new in to fill any gaps which are left AT THE BOTTOM.
  20. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    I am on board with this :D

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