is reporting that Criminal Minds is looking for two series regulars to place Gibson. Details of one character are being kept under wraps, but the other is going to be “eyed to succeed” Hotchner’s open position in the BAU.
If you were left worrying about how Criminal Minds would replace Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), you’re not alone. Removing such a strong, main character from the cast of 11 strong seasons was unexpected, and this could be a make-or-break decision for the show.
Special Agents Jason Gideon and Aaron Hotchner head up the FBI's most elite profiling team - experts in analyzing criminal minds. Each team member has their specialty. There's Elle Greenaway, who has a background in sexual offences; Derek Morgan, who focuses on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid the smart-but-socially-challenged genius; and Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, the rookie. With each mind-blowing case, they put their lives on the line as they match wits with the most ruthless criminals on earth.