'Criminal Minds' Renewed by CBS for Ninth Season (Updated)

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May 9th, 2013

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Criminal Minds has been renewed by CBS for a ninth season. The entire cast will be returning.

Hey look! Now with official press release:

CBS RENEWS "Criminal Minds" FOR THE 2013-2014 BROADCAST SEASON

 

Wednesday's Top Drama in Viewers and Key Demos is the 20th Show Renewed on America's #1 Network

 

CBS announced today that Criminal Minds has been renewed for the 2013-2014 broadcast season, becoming CBS's 20th series to be renewed for next year.  Currently in its eighth season, Criminal Minds ranks as Wednesday's number one drama in viewers (12.24m), adults 18-49 (3.3/09) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10).

 

Criminal Minds, about an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’smost twisted criminal minds, stars Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Jeanne Tripplehorn.  Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Janine Sherman Barrois are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.

 

 
  • RJ

    And no updated picture above? I realize its a busy day, but still.

  • Spencer

    BEST NEWS of the day!!!! Just wondering though….does anybody know if all the cast has resigned or will they lose some cast members next season??

  • Shepherd

    @RJ

    All the cast has resigned, for those who are worried.

    So essentially BEST NEWS OF THE DAY.

    You mean they all quit!! Why renew the show then? ;-)

  • qrwanda

    Person of Interest 2nite at 8CT on CBS

    Should be a great hour for Jonathan Nolans show .

  • PurpleDrazi

    @Spencer
    does anybody know if all the cast has resigned or will they lose some cast members next season??

    Deadline is reporting that ALL cast members have resigned.

  • PurpleDrazi

    * re-signed.

    oops! :-)

  • fringegot5seasons

    Bit of an old cast picture there :p

    Nothing to be surprised about here, just wrapping up their contracts before CBS announced it. I’m sure at this point in time those negotiations are painful for everyone to get through.

  • MichaelChickless

    How are they gonna make a show when the whole cast resigned?

    jk

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    I know I know Paget Brewster is not coming back but this old picture brings up her memories.

    I read they all are signed for 2 years, of course that doesn’t mean the show is 2 years, but since it’s tied Top 3 ratings & BB/TGW/TM at the very least are on the chopping block b4 CM, this is all but a sure 2 year renewal.

    What’s this about killing of a main cast member? I hope that’s just old news in case someone didn’t sign a new contract.

    So, it’s unofficially official on the 3 dramas & I have long made my peace with CSI:NY & could care less about 1 & done shows.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood
    What’s this about killing of a main cast member? I hope that’s just old news in case someone didn’t sign a new contract.”

    I guess it’s a little too late for a SPOILER ALERT! :-)

    There was an interview with one of the producers a while ago where they mentioned that someone would die in the season finally. Speculation was they were leaving the option open because of the contract negotiations. However, the press release only said “a series regular” was going to die not a main character. It was pretty obvious that they were just trying to stir up interest and had no intention of bumping off one of the team.

    They are still planning on killing someone though. Current speculation is that it will be Strauss.

  • Bri

    Great news!

  • Ralph Hahn

    I basically stopped watching this show when Mandy Pantinkin left. But, after that, “Criminal Minds” because much more bloody in much more horror. CSI: Miami” also began featuring more bloody scenes that their colorful skyscrapers and the beaches of Miami.

    Joe Montegna is a great actor. But, losing Mandy was too much.

  • SB

    The picture above is not Paget. It is Jeanne Tripplehorn (sic). She joined the cast this year. I am thrilled about this renewal.

  • CMCREW

    YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ERICA and LES, ERICA more though

  • PurpleDrazi

    @SB
    The picture above is not Paget. It is Jeanne Tripplehorn (sic).

    The picture was changed. The original one had Paget in it. Trust me…CM fans can tell the difference between Paget and Jeanne. :-)

  • SB

    @PurpleDrazi
    I am sorry. Just got online and missed the first picture. Thank you for clarifying it.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Yep, picture was changed from an old studio cast set to a newer (with Jeanne) show shot.

    Thanks Admin.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @SB – Not a problem. Happens to me all the time.

  • sylvie

    this is the end for CSI NY :((((((

  • Holly

    @sylvie,

    The only way CSI: NY isn’t cancelled is if CBS hates their pilots even more than The CW hates theirs, which is unlikely.

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