CBS is yet to renew Criminal Minds for Season 13

The release date for Criminal Minds Season 13 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Criminal Minds Season 13 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CBS is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Summary and plot

Criminal Minds is an American scripted crime and police procedural drama that follows an FBI Behavioral Unit which uses profiling to solve brutal crimes. Created by Jeff Davis and produced by Mark Gordon Company, the TV series first premiered on CBS on September 22, 2005 and is currently in its twelfth season, which aired on September 28, 2016

The main storyline of Criminal Minds follows agents at the FBI Behavioral Unit based in Quantico, Virginia, who use unusual behavioral profiling methods to investigate and solve crimes. The team is headed by Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin), and Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), supported by Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and others working together to investigate cases by cracking the often hardened personal lives of various suspects.

Ratings and renewal prospects

Throughout its long run Criminal Minds continued to garner great reviews and viewer ratings. However, long deliberations preceded the renewal of the show for season twelve. It is rumored that financial reasons were behind the holdup, since it is a burdensome production at this point in its long life. It could not have effectively been a reason like low ratings or poor reviews – because neither of these are true. The #2 series on CBS`s slate, Criminal Minds season 11 ended on a very strong note ratings-wise, with a 1.8 demo rating and an audience of 9 millions same-day viewers. Season 12 started off with 8.92 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, placing it in the third place for the night, behind CBS’ Survivor and Fox’s Empire. Besides its domestic success, the series is very popular internationally, and is a rare instance of a procedural that`s highly rated on streaming platforms. Stay tuned for an announcement on the future of the veteran police procedural.

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