What changes can “Criminal Minds” fans expect in season 12 now that Thomas Gibson has been fired? Photo by Monty Brinton/ABC Studios via Getty Images
CRIMINAL MINDS - "The Night Watch" - This episode of "Criminal Minds" airs on CBS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). (Photo by Monty Brinton/ABC Studios via Getty Images)

Changes are happening on the set of “Criminal Minds.”

Fans can expect major changes in season 12 now that two cast members are no longer part of the show. Earlier this year, Shemar Moore left after the 11th season, and just last week, Thomas Gibson was fired after an on-set altercation with one of the show’s writers.

According to PEOPLE, the actors’ departures aren’t the only changes in store for the show.

Adam Rodriguez from “CSI: Miami” and “Magic Mike,” and “The Talk’s” Aisha Taylor have both signed on as series regulars.

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Rodriguez will play BAU recruit Luke Alvez, while Taylor will return as Dr. Tara Lewis. Don’t worry, “The Talk” fans, she will still keep her seat as a co-host!

The show will return in September. Gibson will appear in the first few episodes of the season, but producers say that he will eventually be written out of the episode he was directing when the altercation occurred.

“Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date,” the studio told PEOPLE after Gibson was let go from the series.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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