Criminal Minds Renewed for 15th and FINAL Season
The series is currently filming the finale of season 14 and will continue production right into season 15. It’s an era that comes to an end and the last season will only have 10 episodes.
Criminal Minds is one of the longest-running dramas ever with 325 produced episodes.
Showrunner Erica Messer will co-write the finale with Criminal Minds star Kirsten Vangsness.
Amy Reinsbach, CBS EVP said:
It is the quintessential CBS hit. We are so proud to have aired it. It speaks to everything we do best, which is air quality television. It’s been successful not only on air but online, in syndication, internationally for ABC Studios.
All parties involved including showrunner Erica Messer, decided to give the show a proper ending and not a season finale with a cliffhanger.
We wanted to make sure Erica had the time and ability to write a season (14) finale that honors the characters and the fans. We discussed wanting to keep the show in continuous production so 10 felt like the right number for us to roll straight into and give Erica enough episodes to end the series the way she wanted to.
What we can expect!
The last season will have a two-part opener and will feature a major confession and a BAU member in jeopardy. The biggest point of the last season will be a very worthy adversary for the team, especially for David Rossi. The team will be up against another villain and will be concluding the 10 episodes with a showdown with that person.
There is also hope of bringing back fan favorite characters, including former cast members. Criminal Minds has seen several stars depart over the years, including original lead Mandy Patinkin, who opted not to return for Season 3, Thomas Gibson, who was fired in 2016 for an on-set altercation, and Shemar Moore.
There is a lot coming our way with that last season. What are you expecting from the last season? Let us know in the comments below.