Status: Final Season (2019-20 Season)
Original Run: September 22, 2005 – February 19, 2020
Current Seasons: 15
Genre: Crime, Police Procedural, Procedural, Thriller
Number of Viewers*: 4.7 million
TVscorecards user score: 87%
Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases. The team is lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a strong profiler who is able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets. Other members Special Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, the team's confident unit liaison who was called to a top Pentagon job but returns to the BAU under mysterious circumstances; and Penelope Garcia, a computer wizard who helps research the cases. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
Very, very disappointed to see that Criminal Minds is ending. I’ve watched this show from the beginning & the re-runs. One of the best, intelligently-written & well-acted shows on what has become, now boring tv.
I hate to see this cancelled also. I have watched from the very beginning. They take all the good shows off and leave all the junk that I don’t want to see at all. So sad, tv shows are getting to be all junk!
Totally agree about this being cancelled. I’ve watched this from day one as well and am sad to see it go.
Deborah Campbell says
I don’t want to see this show cancelled as I’ve watched it from the very beginning and in reruns. It has an excellent group of actors and they do an amazing job of solving some of the most heinous crimes, some being torn from our own news headlines…. I don’t want to see it go!!!!
best show have ever watched!! so so sad!!!!
Marion Emery says
so sad to lose this great show will really miss seeing Spencer and Garcia
Joanie Abramson says
I am another fellow watcher from day one. The team is awesome and the writers, superb. I understand that actors may want to try other things but when you have a good thing going, why stop. This show will be missed.
So sad to see this show end. I have watched it from the very beginning and enjoy each and every episode. I will really miss it. I suppose it will be replaced by some terrible, crazy show.
Jacqueline L Lemke says
Sad to see this go . I’ve watched from the beginning and will miss this.
Carolyn Lovings says
When does season began?
Carolyn – the 15th and final season is set to premiere early 2020. We’ll add the exact date to this page when it comes in. 🙂
UPDATE: The 15th and last season of Criminal Minds premieres Jan 8, 2020 and ends February 19, 2020.
I will miss thie show but will live with reruns
Rene Davis says
Why was the show cancelled? It is an amazing show that we faithfully watched each week. TV is going to s–t. A lot of the New shows really suck!!
Sue B. says
Watched this show from day one, “Love this Show” , it’s the “BEST SHOW EVER”. The actor’s are the best ever, the story lines are the best and always looking forward to each and ever show. The writer’s have always done a great job and why end a show like this one, let it go on forever. I miss it terribly each and every week, nothing to look forward to.now, so sad. Maybe the producer’s could think about a spin-off of the show and have the same great actor’s and bring them back.