‘Criminal Minds’ to end with Season 15


The crime series, which is show-run by executive producer Erica Messer, follows an elite team of Federal Bureau of Investigation profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, attempting to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Criminal Minds is now shooting its 15-episode 14th season, and will stay in production to complete the remaining episodes.

The fifteenth season will feature 10 episodes that will air in the 2019-20 broadcast season, according to Deadline.

Once Criminal Minds fades to black and rolls its credits for the very last time, it will have launched a whopping 325 episodes total, securing it a spot on the list of longest-running television series in history.

CBS' EVP of current programs, Amy Reisenbach, said of Criminal Minds: "It is the quintessential CBS hit".

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The bad? Once the upcoming season airs its final episode, that will be the end of Criminal Minds - forever. "I would love to be able to see this brand live on for a very long time". "I don't have the endgame in mind yet", she said at the time.

That's when all the networks involved, CBS, ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios, came to the decision that the series should be extended for one more season so that they could spin a proper finale. Variety reports they will shoot, "back to back" with the 14th season, which is now in production. It speaks to everything that we do best, which is to air quality television. It will be its 15th year.

Once Patinkin left the show, I kind of lost interest.

Rumors that Criminal Minds would be canceled have been swirling since previous year. "I think one of my biggest fears was always, "Oh man, what if we don't know" and then they just don't bring back the show?"