Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis, and is the original show in the Criminal Minds franchise. It premiered on September 22, 2005, on the broadcast network CBS and October 5, 2005 on CTV. The series is produced by The Mark Gordon Company, in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company). Criminal Minds is set primarily at the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) based in Quantico, Virginia. In accordance with the show’s plot, Criminal Minds differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the unsub or “unknown subject”, rather than the crime itself.
The show has an ensemble cast that has had many cast member changes since its inception. Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook, and Kirsten Vangsness are the only actors to have appeared in every season.
The series follows a group of FBI profilers who set about catching various criminals through behavioral profiling. The plot focuses on the team working cases and on the personal lives of the characters, depicting the hardened life and statutory requirements of a profiler. The show spawned two spin-offs: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016–).
On April 7, 2017 CBS renewed the series for a thirteenth season.
|Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin)
Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson)
Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore)
Spencer Reid, Ph.D., (Matthew Gray Gubler)
Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness)
Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster)
David Rossi (Joe Mantegna)
Ashley Seaver (Rachel Nichols)
Alex Blake, Ph.D., (Jeanne Tripplehorn)
Kate Callahan (Jennifer Love Hewitt)
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original network CBS
CBS has released the episode description for the 20th episode of Criminal Minds season 12. The title of the episode is “Unforgettable”.
When several federal government employees, including a close friend of Walker’s, succumb to symptoms of a heart attack, the BAU investigates. Also, Reid anxiously awaits his trial date.
Carlos Bernard directed the episode written by Stephanie SenGupta. Criminal Minds Season 12 Episode 20 airs on April 26 at 9|8c on CBS.