Patinkin may be losing his 'Minds'

5:00 AM PST 07/13/2007 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

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CBS' "Criminal Minds" could return for a third season without Mandy Patinkin. The star didn't show up for the table read of the ABC Studios/CBS Paramount-produced drama's table read this week, which first was reported by E!

Sources said that the episode had been written featuring few scenes with Patinkin, an indication that the show is preparing for a possible future without him.

Rumblings about friction between Patinkin and "Minds" producers first surfaced last summer. It is customary after the second season of a hit show for the stars to renegotiate their deals and get sizable salary bumps, but sources indicated that the current fallout between Patinkin and the "Minds" producers is not salary related.
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