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Mandy Patinkin's Alleged 'Minds' Games Could Cost Him TV Role

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Jul 14, 2007 | 6:12am EDT

Actor Mandy Patinkin has caused controversy on the set of TV drama Criminal Minds by failing to show up for a script read-through.

Sources at TV network CBS, which airs the weekly show, claim executives could write the actor out of the upcoming third season on the series as a result of his reluctance to join his castmates.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Patinkin chose not to show for the read-through meeting after realizing his case-cracking character, Jason Gideon, was being written out of the show.

This follows friction between the star and producers last summer over alleged salary issues.

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