Is this the end for Hotch?
E! News is reporting that Thomas Gibson has been officially fired from Criminal Minds.
The news comes just a day after it was revealed that the 54-year-old actor had been suspended from the show for allegedly kicking a writer over “creative differences” during a scene.
Following the incident, Gibson issued an apology that said in part, “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.”
However, it appears that the Criminal Minds showrunners have decided to proceed without Gibson, who has been starring on the show as Aaron Hotchner since its inception in 2005.
In a joint statement, CBS Studios and ABC Studios confirmed the news, saying, “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds. Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”