The veteran procedural will say good-bye next year.
January 10, 2019
It was announced today that Criminal Minds has been renewed for what will be its 15th and final season. CBS has ordered 10 episodes for the long-running procedural's swan song, which will be its shortest season to-date.
A continually-solid performer in the network's prime time lineup, the series has had an impressive run, reaching the 300-episode milestone earlier this season. When all is said and done, its 324 total episodes will be matched by very few scripted series.
02/07/19 at 10:48am
Well, it's about time. It suffered the same fate as long-running shows like CSI. Too many primary actors left and, I suspect, too many of the creatives behind the show also left. It was forced to keep reinventing itself due to forces outside of the show's storyline. After awhile it just became arbitrary. I stopped watching probably five seasons ago.
01/19/19 at 06:27am
Loved this show since season one, like most feel it hasn't been the same without Hotch and Morgan. The two new characters I just haven't been able to get behind and root for or care about for some reason. With that said, still love the show, love Rossi, Prentiss and especially love the characters Reid and my very favorite JJ. I am very glad they will be able to do a proper ending of this show and hope AJ (and the others) will get to do a different entertaining show very soon!
01/14/19 at 04:07pm
Having followed this series through it's entire run, I have to say that, although I have always enjoyed it (and still do), maybe it is time. 15 years is an unbelievable run for any show. And although I still sometimes wonder if the script-writers shouldn't be put on a "watch-list" with the twisted, creepy things that they still manage to come up with, it is starting to get a bit tired. Just as long as they don't replace it with yet another sit-com, or yet another reality show. If they're going to end what has been a great crime procedural, hopefully they will try to find something akin to that to replace it with.
01/12/19 at 05:59pm
I love the show, but felt it is time. Spencer the last few seasons has been mainly absent. The story lines were getting a little dull or repetitive feeling. End on a good note.
01/12/19 at 03:47pm
Take ncis and leave criminal minds
01/12/19 at 11:04am
15 years is a good run for a procedural - the stories were becoming a bit predictable and less believable (I dont think they missed rescuing the last victim this past season.) And like most of these shows, how many times over the years can you shoot, stab, kidnap, and throw a character off a building before they start to limp... And how many living family members do any of them have left? I loved the show, it was a weekly favorite, but so long as they end it properly im okay with it going now.
01/12/19 at 10:29am
01/11/19 at 08:20pm
This show was a crime, horror & comedy show all put into one. A learning experience as well as I learned many profiling theories. The actors were like family. So do sad to see it end. Thank goodness for the reruns!
01/11/19 at 07:20pm
Good show, will be missed. I feel it changed with the firing of the Actor who played Hodges, then when Shemar left, and all the new characters there isn't the same feeling. Thanks for the ride. CBS please don't replace it with yet another reality show. I have enough of my own reality.
01/11/19 at 02:14pm
I am going to miss this show. This and CSI were my two favorites and I am sad to see them both off the air.
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