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Criminal Minds Season 12 to premiere on September 28, 2016

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Basic info and cast

Criminal Minds is a popular American crime drama and police procedural television series that is currently airing on the CBS channel in the United States. The police drama series was created by Jeff Davis. Criminal Minds is produced for CBS by The Mark Gordon Company (2005–present), ABC Studios (2007–present), and CBS Television Studios (2009–present). The series is executive produced by Breen Frazier, Chris Mundy, Deborah Spera, Edward Allen Bernero, Mark Gordon, and Simon Mirren. Season 1 of Criminal Minds debuted on the CBS channel on September 22, 2005.

The storyline of Criminal Minds revolves around the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit that uses profiling to solve the most brutal crimes. The series stars Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler and Shemar Moore.

Ongoing season, reviews and ratings

Season 11 of Criminal Minds premiered on the CBS channel in the US on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT and it is set to consist of 11 one-hour episodes. In the previous, tenth season, the show has averaged 10.3 million viewers per episodes, which was only a small 5% decline in the ratings when compared season-to-season. Criminal Minds has never got wide critical acclaim, but since its launch back in 2005 the show has been a pretty consistent cash cow for the network. In the current season, after just four episodes to date, Criminal Minds is averaging 9.2million viewers per episode. Let’s see how the ratings change as the season progresses. So far, there has been no word yet from CBS about the fate of a twelfth season, so check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Criminal Minds season 12 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.

Latest developments

UPDATED December 18, 2015: One of the longest-running CBS’s police procedural dramas has gone on a holiday break after its mid-season finale on December 9, 2015. Season 11B of Criminal Minds will return to the small screen next year with new episodes on January 13, 2016. Although still delivering consistently high ratings after so many seasons, some argue that the crime drama might have run its course. The network is yet to determine the future of the series, so stay tuned.

UPDATED May 9, 2016: Having attracted almost 9 million viewers for the final episode of its eleventh installment, the CBS network’s veteran police procedural Criminal Minds is currently ranking third in total average viewership among all network’s scripted series, after The Big Bang Theory and NCIS. In its most recent season that has just bowed out, the hit police drama has delivered close to 13 million total viewers per episode, which is a very impressive feat. To no one’s surprise, the show has been officially renewed for another round. Season 12 of Criminal Minds will contain 22 episodes. The premiere date is yet to be set, so sign up for our updates and we will notify you via email as soon as it is scheduled.

UPDATED September 12, 2016: Although it took a while for the CBS network’s executives to make a decision to renew the critically acclaimed series, a highly-anticipated twelfth installment of Criminal Minds is upon us. The deliberation on whether to renew was not caused by the show’s ratings, which have been nothing but high and steady recently, but by the high production costs. A new chapter of the popular police procedural drama is set to premiere in the US on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, following the second episode of Survivor season 33. Sign up for our notification system and we will send you an automated email to remind you of the release date of Criminal Minds season 12 one day in advance.

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Premiere date of Criminal Minds Season 12 – September 28, 2016

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0 Jane  2016-09-28 20:42
Please please tell me when criminal minds is back on our screen please
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0 Russ  2016-09-13 11:57
The best show on tv! It's a crying shame that they kick Thomas Gibson off for the reason of having a little altercation with one of the program's staff....give me a break!! So sad!
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0 Tonya  2016-08-07 05:32
I am a total complete fan of Criminal Minds I have watched it from day one every episode and I am going to cry if they take it away they are the best ever!!!
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