'Criminal Minds' Season 8 and 9: Matthew Gray Gubler isn't going anywhere
Gubler's contract was up at the end of the last season, and he could have chosen to move on from the character of Spencer Reid -- just as his co-star Paget Brewster chose to go in a new direction. However, as Deadline first reported, Gubler has agreed to two more seasons on the show.
That doesn't mean that "Criminal Minds" has been officially picked up for Season 9, mind you, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. In the meantime, Season 8 will provide plenty of drama, particularly given the addition of Jeanne Tripplehorn to the cast as a new criminal profiler.