‘Criminal Minds’ Renewed for 15th and Final Season on CBS

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2019

With the final 10 episodes, the show will have aired 325 episodes when it ends its run, making it one of the longest-running shows in television history.

The procedural has been picked up for a 10-episode final season, CBS announced on Thursday.

Now, before you freak out, you should know that the team will have a chance to say goodbye, as Criminal Minds will end with Season 15 next season, TV Guide has learned. The last run of episodes is slated to air in the 2019-20 broadcast season. The series now stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez and Daniel Henney.

As fans know, the show centers around FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, dealing with profiling criminals while investigating awful crimes. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, and Daniel Henney. It has been successful not only on air but online, in syndication, internationally for ABC [Studios]'.

CBS boasts that the show, which is executive produced by Erica Messer, has managed to hold up against Modern Family, Empire, Lost, and American Idol over the years.

The show premiered back in September 2005 and is now airing its 14th season. There have also been rumors, according to Variety, that Greg St. Johns, the series' director of photography, engaged in abusive behavior but was allowed to continue working on the show nonetheless. It has suffered from a few controversies in its long time on the air, including an altercation with a producer which resulted in actor Thomas Gibson being fired.

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