Fear not “Criminal Minds” fans, CBS will be bringing back the show for yet another season. The network announced today that it has renewed the veteran drama, giving it a full season renewal for the 2016-17 season.
Now in its 11th season, Criminal Minds still ranks as a top 10 drama in viewers (12.04m), adults 18-49 (2.8/9) and adults 25-54 (3.8/10). The show ranks as CBS’s second highest rated drama in these demographics.
Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness star in the series. Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Breen Frazier are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
If you are looking to jump into the series, 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 is essential in helping the team solve new cases. The BAU 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 include 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 former unit liaison-turned-profiler who handles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases; and Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm. Each member of the team brings their area of expertise to the table as the BAU continues its de