Patinkin Out Of Minds?
Mandy Patinkin has been written out of the season premiere of CBS's Criminal Minds, according to TV Guide Online's Michael Ausiello, who cited multiple unnamed sources. The report followed a disclosure by E! Online that Patinkin had failed to show up for a "table read" (an early rehearsal) of the episode. Patinkin reportedly is unhappy that CBS did not boost his salary after the series took off. In his column, Ausiello suggested that CBS is not likely to regard Patinkin, whom he referred to as an actor and "chanteuse" (a term generally applied to sultry female nightclub singers), as irreplaceable. "When are these CBS stars going to learn?" he asked. "I mean, Les Moonves fired Valerie Harper from a show called Valerie!"