Thomas Gibson Fans Have 'Fingers' And 'Toes Crossed' Excited About 'Shadow Wolves' Pilot

Kim McLendon

Thomas Gibson fans at #NoHotchNoWatch are tweeting their support for the new Shadow Wolves pilot starring their favorite heartthrob. Gibson would portray the head of an NSA anti-terrorism unit, in this exciting thriller, written and directed by McKay Daines. According to the Shadow Wolves website, the show will feature a team of Native American border patrol officers.

Thomas Gibson formerly portrayed Aaron Hotchner or "Hotch" on Criminal Minds, but was terminated in a way that offended Gibson's fan base, which was, incidentally, a large fraction of the Criminal Minds fan base. Criminal Minds ratings have declined considerably in the two seasons that followed amid massive Twitter protests by Thomas' fans under the hashtag #NoHotchNoWatch.

Criminal Minds' future remains uncertain without Thomas Gibson, according to TV Fanatic.

"This once hot crime solver has continued to drop in Season 13. It is averaging 5.8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. It still secures solid gains in delayed viewing, but a decision could come down to the wire."

— SWPhilli (@swpwallie) February 28, 2018

— Debbie Vines DFV (@DebraVines2) February 28, 2018

— A.Marie G. (@GloBul52) March 2, 2018

Thomas Gibson's sizable fan base is eager to provide ample support as avid fans of Shadow Wolves. The group has proven loyal, many following Gibson since his soap opera days, through Dharma and Greg, and on to Criminal Minds, but when Thomas was terminated they refused to watch the show anymore, calling themselves #NoHotchNoWatch.

Thomas Gibson fans held massive protest nights on Twitter under the hashtag #NoHotchNoWatch. The protests continue to this day, every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. Now the fans are eyeing Shadow Wolves in much the same way Christopher Columbus's crew must have looked at the American coast.

Shadow Wolves could be a new start for Thomas Gibson and his fans at #NoHotchNoWatch.