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Thomas Gibson fired from "Criminal Minds"

NEW YORK -- Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from the long-running CBS drama "Criminal Minds."

ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios, which produce the series, made the announcement Friday with no further details.

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The firing was preceded by an apology by Gibson on Thursday.

"There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred."

Gibson refused to provide details on what occurred, but Deadline reports that the actor allegedly kicked co-executive producer Virgil Williams.

Gibson has starred on "Criminal Minds" - a show that follows a group of FBI profilers - since its premiere in 2005. He previously starred in the hospital drama series "Chicago Hope" and the sitcom "Dharma & Greg."

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