This “Criminal Minds” actor just got fired Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

CBS hit “Criminal Minds” returns next month for its 12th season, but this go ’round, they’ll be short one actor.

Original cast member, Thomas Gibson, has been fired from the syndicated show after being involved in an on-set altercation with a producer, according to an E! News report.

“Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds,” ABC Studios and CBS Studios released in a statement to reporters.  “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”

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“There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement,” Gibson told the news outlet after the incident happened. “I regret that it occurred. We all want to work together as a team to make the best show possible. We always have and we always will.”

A source close to the actor revealed to reporters, “Thomas is the most kindhearted family man. He’s a great father, takes care of his mom and spends as much time with his kids as possible. He flies home every weekend to San Antonio to be with his kids after working 12-15 hour days during the week. I hate that this minor disagreement is what people are hearing about him.”

The 12th season of “Criminal Minds” is still set to air on Sept. 28.

Kamron Taylor About the author:
Kamron comes to Rare from Dayton Ohio where she was previously a food, culture and entertainment reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio. A Spelman College graduate, Kamron has also worked at CNN, WSB-TV in Atlanta, and Fox 2 News in St. Louis.
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