It's been a dramatic shift from rumors of Paget Brewster returning for season 11 of Criminal Minds earlier this year to Brewster revealing that she dreaded working with CBS.
In a recent interview with the AV Club Brewster, who played Emily Prentiss on the show, really dissed CBS and how she "hated" dealing with the network, also calling it "scummy":
"So now A.J.'s gone, I'm training Rachel Nichols to replace me and A.J., I died, and then I shot a pilot that didn't go... and then it was announced that I was returning toCriminal Minds! And I called my agents, and I said, 'I'm not! What do they mean I'm returning to Criminal Minds?' And they said, 'Well, they added another year to your contract for you to get those 17 episodes.' And I couldn't understand that. So I was forced to go back or... terrifying things were inferred. And I was kind of pissed, but then I went back and thought, 'I love everyone there!' I hated CBS. [What they did] was just scummy."
But Brewster made sure to reiterate that the experiences with CBS and the creative team behind Criminal Minds were compltely different. She really appreciates everyone on the show.
"But everyone at Criminal Minds I really enjoy and I really like and I really care about," she said. "So I did that last year, and then I said, 'I love everyone here, but I realize now, having left, that my heart isn't in it.' And that's what they wrote for Emily Prentiss: They wrote Emily Prentiss saying, 'Since I've come back, I've realized that my heart isn't in it, and I want to do other things.' And it was true. That was just true from how I was feeling about the situation, and I wanted to do comedy."
Season 11 premiered on Sept. 30 on CBS.
Watch the preview for the upcoming episode: