Criminal Minds is officially going to end after season 15
Criminal Minds is officially coming to an end.
The long-running crime show will bow out after its upcoming fifteenth season, as the series' official Twitter account promised fans an "epic final season".
Alongside a cast photo, they said:
"Hey, #CriminalMinds fans—we've got big news. First, mark your calendar for the Season 14 finale, Feb 6 at 10/9c.
"Next, get ready for a momentous ride: Season 15 will be our epic final season."
Deadline report that Criminal Minds' fifteenth season will have 10 episodes, which will be broadcast in the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
By the end of the final season, Criminal Minds will have produced 325 episodes - which will put them among the Top 20 shows of all time with the most episodes.
Hey, #CriminalMinds fans—we've got big news. First, mark your calendar for the Season 14 finale, Feb 6 at 10/9c. Next, get ready for a momentous ride: Season 15 will be our epic final season. pic.twitter.com/7ASK0pgf2n
— Criminal Minds (@CrimMinds_CBS) January 11, 2019
Amy Reisenbach, CBS’ EVP current programs, told the publication:
“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).”
Showrunner Erica Messer also dropped a few hints about what fans can expect when the series returns for season 15.
The final 10 episodes will feature a two-part premier, as well as a member of the BAU in jeopardy. There's going to be a “another formidable villain" for the team to go head-to-hexad against, with the new 'unsub' set to be introduced later in season 14.
And a few of the more memorable bad guys from the last 14 years may be showing up again, too.
“We have one in the works right now who’s a very memorable villain, but I don’t want to say too much if it doesn’t work out with casting."