It was announced last week by CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler that Mandy Patinkin would return to the show Criminal Minds for one episode to tie up a few loose ends. Now, according to Variety, it seems that he will be appearing on two episodes of the show.

Patinkin will have a part in both the season premier, which bows on September 26th, and the episode that follows the very next week. This decision was made after Patinkin spent just one day shooting his new scenes.

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Producers have constricted his scenes so that they will be stretched over the course of the two episodes. This will give CBS a boost of promotional power. Joe Mantegna is replacing Patinkin on the show. Not much is known about his new character.

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