Criminal Minds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Criminal Minds
Criminal-Minds.svg
GenreCrime drama
Thriller
Created byJeff Davis
StarringMandy Patinkin
Thomas Gibson
Lola Glaudini
Shemar Moore
Matthew Gray Gubler
A. J. Cook
Kirsten Vangsness
Paget Brewster
Joe Mantegna
Rachel Nichols
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes225 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)The Mark Gordon Company (2005–present)
Touchstone Television (2005–07)
ABC Studios (2007–present)
Paramount Television (2005–06)
CBS Paramount Television (2006–09)
CBS Television Studios (2009–present)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution (USA)
Disney-ABC Television Group (worldwide)
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runSeptember 22, 2005 (2005-09-22) – present
Chronology
Related showsCriminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
External links
Website
Production website
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Criminal Minds
Criminal-Minds.svg
GenreCrime drama
Thriller
Created byJeff Davis
StarringMandy Patinkin
Thomas Gibson
Lola Glaudini
Shemar Moore
Matthew Gray Gubler
A. J. Cook
Kirsten Vangsness
Paget Brewster
Joe Mantegna
Rachel Nichols
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes225 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)The Mark Gordon Company (2005–present)
Touchstone Television (2005–07)
ABC Studios (2007–present)
Paramount Television (2005–06)
CBS Paramount Television (2006–09)
CBS Television Studios (2009–present)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution (USA)
Disney-ABC Television Group (worldwide)
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original runSeptember 22, 2005 (2005-09-22) – present
Chronology
Related showsCriminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
External links
Website
Production website

Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) based in Quantico, Virginia. The show differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the unsub or "unknown subject", rather than the crime itself. The show is produced by The Mark Gordon Company in association with CBS Television Studios (originally Paramount Network Television then CBS Paramount Network Television) and ABC Studios (originally Touchstone Television).

On March 13, 2014, CBS renewed the series for a tenth season[2] which premiered on October 1, 2014.[3]

Background[edit]

When the series premiered in 2005, it featured FBI Agents Jason Gideon, Aaron Hotchner, Elle Greenaway, Derek Morgan, Spencer Reid, Jennifer Jareau, and Penelope Garcia. During season one, Garcia was not a main character, but was a recurring character. In season two, Lola Glaudini (as Greenaway) announced her departure from the show, as she was unhappy living in Los Angeles and wished to return to Brooklyn. The character was replaced by Emily Prentiss, the daughter of a diplomat.

In season three, Mandy Patinkin (Gideon) announced his departure from the show, because he was deeply disturbed by the content depicted in the show. He left apologetic letters for his fellow cast members explaining his reasons and wishing them luck. His character was replaced by David Rossi, a former FBI agent and best-selling author. In season four, A. J. Cook (JJ) became pregnant with her first child. Her pregnancy was written into the show, where Jennifer goes on maternity leave after giving birth to a son named Henry (played by A. J. Cook's real-life son, Mekhai Andersen). Jordan Todd, an FBI Agent from the Counter-terrorism Unit, serves as Communications Liaison until Jennifer returned.

In season six, Jennifer is forced to accept a promotion at The Pentagon, causing her to leave the Behavioral Analysis Unit. In episode ten, she is replaced by Ashley Seaver, the daughter of a horrific serial killer known as "The Redmond Ripper". Ashley transfers to the Domestic Trafficking Task Force after she graduates from the FBI academy. Later in season six, Emily is seemingly killed off, although she actually survives, she does not appear at all for the rest of the season. Also in season six, Jennifer returns twice as a special guest star. In May 2011, CBS chose not to renew Rachel Nichols' contract for season seven (2011–12), due to her character's negative reception from fans.

The cause of A.J. Cook's and Paget Brewster's departure was CBS making a controversial decision to release them from their contracts, which caused numerous angry letters sent from the fans to the studio. Because of this, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster were re-hired by CBS, reprising as Jennifer Jareau and Emily Prentiss, respectively.[4][5] In February 2012, Paget Brewster announced her departure from the show after season seven[6] and is replaced in season eight (2012–13) by Alex Blake, a professor at Georgetown University.[7] In 2014, Jennifer Love Hewitt joined the cast as Kate Callahan for season ten.[8]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

He is a former prosecutor and was originally assigned to the FBI Field Office in Seattle. He is one of the most experienced agents in the BAU. He struggles to balance the demands of his job with his family life, but his wife Haley Brooks (Meredith Monroe) divorces him in Season 3. In the episode "100" (Season 5), Haley is killed by fugitive serial killer George Foyet (C. Thomas Howell), also known as "The Boston Reaper", whom Aaron fights and beats to death. He also has a son named Jack (Cade Owens) and a brother named Sean. After Haley is murdered, he has custody of Jack; and Haley's sister, Jessica Brooks (Molly Baker), helps him with taking care of Jack. Aaron dated a woman named Beth Clemmons (Bellamy Young), who first appeared in the episode "The Bittersweet Science" (Season 7).
He is a confident, assertive, and often hot-tempered character. Raised by his mother Fran, along with his two sisters, Sarah Morgan and Desiree Benita, Derek was a troubled Chicago youth headed for juvenile delinquency. He was rescued and mentored by Carl Buford (Julius Tennon). Buford turned out to be a sexual predator who molested Derek and other young boys; he was eventually arrested for murder. After developing an interest in football, Derek attended Northwestern University on a scholarship. After a football injury left him unable to play that sport, he joined the Chicago Police Department's bomb squad and later joined the FBI and the BAU. He has an emotionally intimate, but platonic, relationship with Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia; and the two have a unique shorthand and banter. In the Season 7 premiere, "It Takes a Village," Derek shows utter hatred towards Ian Doyle (Timothy V. Murphy) for killing SSA Emily Prentiss; but, when Emily returns alive, he has mixed feelings.
He is a genius who graduated from Las Vegas High School at age 12, and holds Ph.D.s in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Engineering, as well as Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, and, as of Season 4, is working on a B.A. in Philosophy. It has been revealed that he has an IQ of 187, can read a dizzying 20,000 words per minute, and has an eidetic memory. Most of the members on the team are intimidated by his profound knowledge. He is habitually introduced as "Dr. Spencer Reid", in contrast to the other agents' introductions as "Supervisory Special Agent". The purpose of this, as explained by Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner in the pilot episode, "Extreme Aggressor", is to create a respectable first impression of Spencer, deflecting judgments about his age. His mother, Diana Reid (Jane Lynch), suffers from schizophrenia and is currently committed to a mental institution. In the episode "Proof" (Season 7), Spencer completely ignores SSA Jennifer Jareau for not telling him that SSA Emily Prentiss was alive. Spencer is also the godfather of Jennifer's son Henry. In Season 8, Spencer is involved with a woman (Beth Riesgraf) whom he has never met in person because she is being stalked. In the episode "Zugzwang", Reid sees her die, when her stalker finally catches up with her and commits murder-suicide. Reid is devastated by the loss but returns to work quickly.
In Seasons 1-5, she served as the Communications Liaison on the team to local police agencies. She dates and marries William LaMontagne (Josh Stewart), a New Orleans Police Department Detective; and they have a son, Henry LaMontagne (Mekhai Andersen). In the episode "JJ" (Season 6), Jennifer is forced to accept a promotion at The Pentagon, causing her departure from the team, although Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner expressed his hope that she will return to the BAU in the future. Jennifer returned in the episode "Lauren" (Season 6) to assist the team in finding SSA Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster). In the Season 6 finale "Supply and Demand", Jennifer meets with SSA David Rossi, informing him that she is returning to the BAU. As of Season 7, Jennifer is a legitimate profiler, with Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia taking over the role of Communications Liaison.
He is widely known as the BAU's best profiler. After a series of emotionally troubling cases, and the murder of his friend Sarah by fugitive serial killer Frank Breitkopf (Keith Carradine), he begins to feel burned out. The last straw occurs when Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner is suspended for two weeks by the team's boss—an action for which Jason feels responsible. He retreats to his cabin and leaves a letter for Dr. Spencer Reid, who he knows will be the one to come looking for him. When Spencer arrives at the cabin, it is empty except for the letter and Jason's badge and firearm. Jason is last seen remarking to a Nevada diner waitress that he does not know where he is going or how he will know when he gets there, leaving the diner and driving off. In Season 10, he is killed (off-screen) by a suspect he had tracked down from one of his first cases.
He is a highly experienced profiler who once worked the BAU in its origins, then took early retirement to write books and go on lecture tours about criminal analysis, until volunteering to return shortly after SSA Jason Gideon's departure. He has been married three times and is quite wealthy because of a successful writing career. In the episode "From Childhood's Hour" (season 7), David reconnects with his first wife, Carolyn Baker, who has shocking news for him. It is revealed that she came to him because she was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and wants David to assist in her suicide. In the next episode "Epilogue", Carolyn dies after taking a drug overdose. It is also revealed in this episode that David had a son who died at birth. In the season eight episode "The Fallen" it is revealed that David was a Marine in Vietnam. The season seven finale "Run" revealed SSA David Rossi may be having a secret relationship with Section Chief Erin Strauss; this was discovered when Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia and SSA Dr. Spencer Reid spot them both leaving a hotel. In the last season eight episode "The Replicator" we see their relationship has been known to the entire team. The episode is an emotional one for SSA David Rossi since Unit Chief Erin Strauss is murdered by The Replicator. She was taken from her hotel room, where he had planned to meet her that night, drugged and put on the streets of New York disoriented for Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner to find her. The episode's last scene is SSA David Rossi eulogizing her to the team after her funeral at a gathering at his home. In season 10, we learn that David has a daughter with his second wife.
She is assigned to the FBI Field Office in Seattle, and assigned to the BAU as an expert in sexual offense crimes. Elle suffers extreme emotional trauma after being shot by an unsub in the season one finale "The Fisher King (Part 1)". In the season two premiere "The Fisher King (Part 2)", Elle survives and returns to duty, sooner than SSA Jason Gideon and Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner would like to see. Several episodes later, while alone on stakeout of a suspected serial rapist, she shoots the man in cold blood. The local police deem it self-defense, but Jason and Aaron question her ability as a profiler after this. Elle resigns, turning in her badge and gun to Aaron, with the declaration that this is "not an admission of guilt."
She is the daughter of Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss (Kate Jackson). After SSA Elle Greenaway leaves the BAU, Emily shows up with papers assigning her to the BAU. Emily is also fluent in several languages, such as Spanish, French, Greek and Arabic, and has a working knowledge in Italian, but it is revealed that Emily has lost comprehension of her other known language, Russian. She is apparently killed while being held hostage by Ian Doyle in the episode "Lauren" (season 6), but in the last scene of the episode, it is revealed that she survived her encounter with Ian, and is seen with SSA Jennifer Jareau in Paris passing her passports and bank accounts for protection. In the season seven premiere "It Takes a Village", she returns alive and well, much to the team's surprise. In the Season 7 finale, "Run", Emily decides to leave the BAU after accepting a position running the Interpol Office in London. She is last seen at the wedding of JJ and New Orleans Police Officer William LaMontagne.
She joined the BAU after bringing attention to herself by illegally accessing some of their equipment; she is offered a job in lieu of a jail sentence. She submitted her resume on pink stationery. She usually supports the team from her computer lab at Quantico, but occasionally joins them on location when her skills can be used in the field. She is a leader in a support group for those who have lost someone in their lives. Her parents were killed by a drunk driver when they were out looking for her when she was a teen and had missed her curfew. She enjoys a flirtatious relationship with SSA Derek Morgan, often engaging in comical banter of a sexually suggestive nature when he calls in for information. He calls her "Baby Girl." She was once shot and almost killed by Jason Clark Battle who lured her on a date in the episode "Lucky" (Season 3). When SSA Jennifer Jareau leaves the BAU, Penelope takes over her job as Communications Liaison. Penelope is also the godmother of Jennifer's son Henry.
She replaces SSA Jennifer Jareau after she is forced to accept a promotion at The Pentagon. She was chosen for her unique background; her father, Charles Beauchamp, was a horrific serial killer known as the "Redmond Ripper", who murdered dozens of women before being caught by the BAU, incidentally. At first, Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner was going to make her a special, one-time consultant to the BAU, but SSA David Rossi allowed her to finish her remedial training with the team, under the supervision of SSA Emily Prentiss. In the episode "... With Friends Like These" (Season 6), she graduated from the Academy and had been added to the team as a "probationary agent". In the Season 7 premiere "It Takes a Village", Jennifer reveals to Emily that Ashley transferred to the Domestic Trafficking Task Force, which is led by Andi Swann.
She joins the BAU after SSA Emily Prentiss transfers to the Interpol Office in London. Alex first appears in the Season 8 premiere, "The Silencer". She makes a personal connection with Spencer Reid after he reveals to her that he has begun a romantic relationship with a woman whom he has never met. In the Season 9 finale, she escorts Reid to his apartment, leaving behind her credentials, which Reid finds in his bag before seeing Blake leave in a taxi.
It is mentioned in Episode 1 of Season 10 that she was previously under Andi Swann's team, which is also Ashley Seaver's team since she left BAU. She is a "seasoned undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted position with the Behavioral Analysis Unit."[9]
CharacterActorPositionSeasons
12345678910
Jason GideonMandy PatinkinSenior Supervisory Special AgentMain
Aaron HotchnerThomas GibsonUnit Chief / Senior Supervisory Special AgentMain
Elle GreenawayLola GlaudiniSupervisory Special AgentMain
Derek MorganShemar MooreSupervisory Special Agent / temporarily Unit ChiefMain
Dr. Spencer ReidMatthew Gray GublerSupervisory Special AgentMain
Jennifer JareauA. J. CookCommunications Liaison / Supervisory Special AgentMainRecurringMain
Penelope GarciaKirsten VangsnessTechnical Analyst / Communications LiaisonRecurringMain
Emily PrentissPaget BrewsterSupervisory Special AgentMainGuest
David RossiJoe MantegnaSenior Supervisory Special AgentMain
Ashley SeaverRachel NicholsFBI CadetMain
Alex BlakeJeanne TripplehornFBI Linguistics Expert / Supervisory Special AgentMain
Kate CallahanJennifer Love HewittUndercover Agent / Supervisory Special AgentMain

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Nine complete seasons of Criminal Minds have been aired, with the tenth season beginning on October 1, 2014. As of February 11, 2015, a total of 225 episodes have aired.

SeasonepisodesOriginally airedDVD release dates
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4Discs
122September 22, 2005 (2005-09-22)May 10, 2006 (2006-05-10)November 28, 2006 (2006-11-28)[12]February 12, 2007 (2007-02-12)[13]November 3, 2007 (2007-11-03)[14]6
223September 20, 2006 (2006-09-20)May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16)October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02)[15]May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)[16]April 1, 2008 (2008-04-01)[17]6
320September 26, 2007 (2007-09-26)May 21, 2008 (2008-05-21)September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)[18]April 6, 2009 (2009-04-06)[19]March 18, 2009 (2009-03-18)[20]5
426September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20)September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)[21]March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01)[22]March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)[23]7
523September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23)May 26, 2010 (2010-05-26)September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)[24]February 28, 2011 (2011-02-28)March 2, 2011 (2011-03-02)6
624September 22, 2010 (2010-09-22)May 18, 2011 (2011-05-18)September 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)[25]November 28, 2011[26]November 30, 2011[27]6
724September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21)May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)[28]November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)[29]November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07)6
824September 26, 2012 (2012-09-26)May 22, 2013 (2013-05-22)September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)[30]December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)[31]December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04)[32]6
924September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)May 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)[33]December 8, 2014 (2014-12-08)[34]N/A6
1023October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)[3]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The first season was met with generally negative reviews. It holds a 25% approval rating on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on eight collected reviews, with an average score of 3.2/10.[35] It also holds a Metacritic score of 42 out of 100, based on 21 sampled reviews, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.[36]

Dorothy Rabinowitz said, in her review for the Wall Street Journal, that "From the evidence of the first few episodes, Criminal Minds may be a hit, and deservedly" and gave particular praise to both Matthew Gray Gubler and Mandy Patinkin's performance.[37]

The New York Times was less than positive, saying "The problem with "Criminal Minds" is its many confusing maladies, applied to too many characters" and felt that "as a result, the cast seems like a spilled trunk of broken toys, with which the audience - and perhaps the creators - may quickly become bored."[38]

The Chicago Tribune reviewer, Sid Smith, felt that the show "May well be worth a look" though he too criticized the "confusing plots and characters."[39]

PopMatters panned the show, saying the show "confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities" and criticized the "stereotypical characters". The Los Angeles Times gave a similar review.[40] However, both reviewers praised Patinkin and Gubler's performances.[41]

American ratings[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Criminal Minds.

Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
SeasonEpisodesTime slot (EST)Original AiringRankViewers
(in millions)
Season premiereSeason finaleTV season
122Wednesday 9:00 pmSeptember 22, 2005May 10, 20062005–06No. 2812.63[42]
223September 20, 2006May 16, 20072006–07No. 2414.05[43]
320September 26, 2007May 21, 20082007–08No. 2412.78[44]
426September 24, 2008May 20, 20092008–09No. 1114.95[45]
523September 23, 2009May 26, 20102009–10No. 1613.70[46]
624September 22, 2010May 18, 20112010–11No. 1014.11[47]
724September 21, 2011May 16, 20122011–12No. 1513.20[48]
824September 26, 2012May 22, 20132012–13No. 2012.15[49]
924September 25, 2013May 14, 20142013–14No. 1310.88[50]
1023October 1, 2014[3]May 20152014–15TBATBA

* The season two episode "The Big Game" set a series-high rating by attracting an audience of 26.31 million viewers and an 18–49 rating of 9.3.[51]

DVR[edit]

The show ranked number nine in DVR playback (2.35 million viewers), according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data from September 22, 2008 – November 23, 2008.[52]

For the week of October 10, 2010, Criminal Minds ranked sixth in DVR playback (2.40 million viewers), and seventh in the demo playback (1.0 demo) according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data.[53]

Syndication[edit]

The series is in syndication on A&E Network, and Ion Television.[54]

Season nine of the show is broadcast on Star World Premiere HD in India, a few hours after the American telecast.

Early seasons of Criminal Minds have begun airing on Rewind Network's HITS TV channel in South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.[55]

Video Game[edit]

CBS announced in October 2009 that Legacy Interactive would develop a video game based on the show. The game would require players to examine crime scenes for clues to help solve murder mysteries. The interactive puzzle game was released in 2012, but the show's cast was not involved with the project, and, as such, it did not feature any of the voices of the cast.[56][57][58]

Spin-offs[edit]

The spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior debuted February 16, 2011, on CBS[59] but was canceled after a short 13-episode season due to low ratings.[60] On September 6, 2011, CBS DVD released The Complete Series on a four-disc set. It was packaged as "The DVD Edition".

The cast features Forest Whitaker as the lead role of Sam Cooper; including Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett, Matt Ryan, Richard Schiff and Kirsten Vangsness, who reprises her role as Penelope Garcia from the original series.

A new spin-off episode is planned for the tenth season. CBS plans to shoot the spin-off pilot in February 2015 and air the episode in the Criminal Minds slot later in the season.[61][62] The proposed spinoff reportedly follows FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad.[61][63] As of January 30, 2015, Gary Sinise and Anna Gunn have been cast in the lead roles of Jack Garrett and Ally Lambert.[64]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Criminal Minds: Season 01". Allmovie. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 13, 2014). "CBS Renews 'The Good Wife', 'The Millers', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Hawaii Five-0', 'Mom', 'Blue Bloods', 'Elementary' and 11 More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates; Early Start for 'Madam Secretary'; 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Scorpion' Launch Premiere Week". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  4. ^ JJ Is Back! AJ Cook Inks 2-Year Deal To Return To 'Criminal Minds'
  5. ^ It's Official: Criminal Minds Welcomes Back Paget Brewster, Bids Farewell to Rachel Nichols
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 15, 2012). "Paget Brewster To Leave 'Criminal Minds'". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Big Love Jeanne Tripplehorn becomes Criminal Minds series regular". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Jennifer Love Hewitt joins 'Criminal Minds' as series regular
  9. ^ Harnick, Chris. "Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins Criminal Minds as Series Regular". E! Online. E! Online. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Eng, Joyce (May 23, 2013). "Criminal Minds Boss on The Replicator Reveal, the Finale Death and What's Next in Season 9". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Exclusive: Esai Morales Joins Criminal Minds as New Section Chief". TVGuide.com. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ ASIN B000ION72Q, Criminal Minds - The First Season
  13. ^ ASIN B000M2E7G4, Criminal Minds - Season 1 Complete
  14. ^ "Criminal Minds - The 1st Season". EzyDVD. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ ASIN B000SQFC40, Criminal Minds - The Second Season
  16. ^ ASIN B0012RA9AQ, Criminal Minds - Season 2 Complete
  17. ^ "Criminal Minds - The 2nd Season". EzyDVD. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  18. ^ ASIN B001AI776G, Criminal Minds: Season 3
  19. ^ ASIN B001NN415I, Criminal Minds - Season 3 Complete
  20. ^ "Criminal Minds - Season 3". EzyDVD. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  21. ^ ASIN B001G0MFKQ, Criminal Minds: The Complete Fourth Season
  22. ^ ASIN B002TG39YC, Criminal Minds Season 4
  23. ^ "Criminal Minds - Season 4". EzyDVD. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  24. ^ ASIN B003TFAJ18, Criminal Minds: The Complete Fifth Season
  25. ^ ASIN B003R0MEZ4, Criminal Minds: The Complete Sixth Season
  26. ^ ASIN B004JHXWD2, Criminal Minds Season 6 [DVD]
  27. ^ Lambert, David (June 20, 2011). "Criminal Minds -  '​The 6th Season '​ DVDs Announced by CBS/Paramount: Date, Cost, Packaging **UPDATE: DVD Supplements**". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  28. ^ Criminal Minds - The 7th Season Tv Shows on DVD; Rev. June 11, 2012
  29. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Criminal-Minds-Season-7-DVD/dp/B007BDEWI0/ref=pd_cp_d_h__0
  30. ^ "Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Criminal Minds - Season 8". Sainsbury's Entertainment. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Criminal Minds – Season 8". Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Criminal Minds: The Ninth Season". TVshowsonDVD.com. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  34. ^ "Criminal Minds - Season 9 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Criminal Minds - Season 1 Reviews". Flixster. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  36. ^ Critic Reviews for Criminal Minds Season 1 at Metacritic
  37. ^ Circle of Genius - WSJ.com
  38. ^ "On the Case, a Crack Team of Tic-Ridden F.B.I. Agents"
  39. ^ Topic Galleries - chicagotribune.com[verification needed]
  40. ^ McNamara, Mary. "TV Review: 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' Goes with Its Gut." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, Feb 16, 2011. Web. May 18, 2012.
  41. ^ Criminal Minds < PopMatters
  42. ^ "ABC Television Network 2005–2006 Primetime Ranking Report". (May 31, 2006). ABC Medianet. Retrieved November 6, 2007.
  43. ^ "ABC Television Network 2006–2007 Primetime Ranking Report". (May 30, 2007). ABC Medianet. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  44. ^ "ABC Television Network 2007–2008 Primetime Ranking Report". (May 28, 2008). ABC Medianet. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  45. ^ "ABC Television Network 2008–2009 Primetime Ranking Report". (June 2, 2009). ABC Medianet. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  46. ^ "Final 2009-10 Broadcast Primetime Show Average Viewership". TV by the Numbers. June 16, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  47. ^ "2010-11 Season Broadcast Primetime Show Viewership Averages". TV by the Numbers. June 1, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  48. ^ Gormam, Bill (May 25, 2012). "Complete List Of 2011-12 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'American Idol,' 'NCIS' & 'Dancing With The Stars'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  49. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 29, 2013). "Complete List Of 2012-13 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'NCIS,' 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'NCIS: Los Angeles'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  50. ^ "Criminal Minds: Season Nine Ratings". Neilson Company. May 8, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. February 6, 2007. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  52. ^ "Breaking News - Cbs Number One Live - And In Playback". TheFutonCritic.com. June 29, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  53. ^ Gorman, Bill (November 1, 2010). "Live+7 DVR Ratings: Grey's Anatomy, Fringe, The Mentalist Top Week's Rankings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 
  54. ^ Mediaweek.com
  55. ^ http://www.hitstv.com
  56. ^ "Criminal Minds Game Blog" (Press release). November 1, 2011. 
  57. ^ "CBS Consumer Products Announces Eight New Video Games Based on Popular TV Shows" (Press release). CBS Interactive. October 29, 2009. 
  58. ^ "Interview: Thomas Gibson". ShaveMagazine.com. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  59. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2010). "CBS Picks Up 'Criminal Minds' Spinoff To Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  60. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2011). "CBS renews 'CSI:NY', cancels 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior'". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  61. ^ a b http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/12/12/criminal-minds-spinoff/
  62. ^ http://tvline.com/2014/12/12/criminal-minds-spin-off-2015-international-team/
  63. ^ http://tvline.com/2014/12/12/criminal-minds-spin-off-2015-international-team
  64. ^ http://deadline.com/2015/01/anna-gunn-cast-criminal-minds-spinoff-1201362943/

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Grey's Anatomy
2006
Criminal Minds
Super Bowl lead-out program
2007
Succeeded by
House
2008