Thomas Gibson is looking to “what’s down the road” after his shocking “Criminal Minds” firing.

The 54-year-old actor joined Twitter on Wednesday to further address his recent ousting from the procedural drama after 11 years for allegedly kicking a writer on set.

“The support you show means the world to me and my family,” he wrote.

Thomas Gibson has joined Twitter to connect with fans following his "Criminal Minds" firing.

Thomas Gibson has joined Twitter to connect with fans following his “Criminal Minds” firing.

“This is not an ending, but a beginning as well. Thank you all,” he continued.

Gibson who lead the series as Special Agent Aaron Hotchner noted he was “disappointed by what’s happened.”

“I wish I could thank each of you for your friendship & support,” he added.

The actor also returned to Instagram after two weeks of silence and echoed his Twitter comments.

“I’m here and now also on #Twitter so we can stay connected in the days to come, and talk directly with each other. I really appreciate your support,” he explained.

The former “Dharma and Greg” star concluded his social media comeback with a photo of him and his dog seemingly sailing away from his troubles.

“Hazel and I both looking forward to what’s down the road,” he captioned the shot.

Gibson first broke his silence last week in a similar statement, thanking fans and the show’s crew.

“I had hoped to see through the end, but that won’t be possible now,” he said.

The father-of-three was originally suspended from the show for two weeks for allegedly kicking writer and co-executive producer Virgil Williams in the leg following a creative fallout. He was officially given the boot on Friday and has since hired a lawyer to determine his legal options against the show.


Gibson starred on the CBS show for 11 seasons.


It was apparently the second time he had been involved in a physical alteration with a “Criminal Minds” co-worker. In 2010, he was ordered to take anger management classes after allegedly pushing as assistant director.

A lawsuit obtained by Variety magazine also alleged the actor had a history of behavioral problems and thought of his fellow co-stars as “incompetent and inferior to him.”

Gibson will appear in the first handful of episodes when the long-running series returns to CBS on Sept. 28, according to People magazine.

Producers at ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios previously said an explanation for how the firing would “be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”

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