The procedural drama is officially coming back to TV.
July 13, 2022
Paramount+ today gave an official series order to a new version of Criminal Minds. The news comes nearly a year-and-a-half after the streaming service announced that a revival of the procedural drama was in the works.
The original series aired between 2005 and 2020 on CBS and was a consistently-solid performer in the network's prime time lineup. Its impressive run reached a total of 324 episodes by the end of its 15-year run.
The format of the new Criminal Minds will be a bit different, with a single case being investigated over the course of its 10-episode run rather than a case being solved during each episode. Longtime showrunner Erica Messer will be returning for the revival, as well as six key cast members including Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, and Paget Brewster.
July 12, 2022
I don't really like the idea of one case for the entire season. It seems like every show is going to the format of one long story arc. They drag it on too long and you can't just drop in and watch a single episode.
Im not too fond of the casting choices cause Ive never been a fan of Aisha Tyler, and Paget Brewster on the original run. I really liked Mandy Patinkin and was sad when he left and Thomas Gibson came in. I couldnt help but see Thomas Gibson and wonder where Jenna Elfman was. Without Spencer though this just will not be the same. He was quite literally the teams brain. Also I really quite liked all the random fun facts he would come out with. On the other hand though we dont have to endure the awkwardness between JJ and Spencer after that bank robbery scene. So there is that.
Shemar Moore needs to make a cameo too.
So, like the new CSI Vegas, then… Where the main case lasted 10 episodes and was way too long and drawn out. Thankfully, there were single-episode back cases too.
Adam Rodriguez portrayed Task Force Agent Luke Alvez
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