About the Show

July 2014





CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.  The BAU team is lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a strong profiler who is able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets.  Other members include Special Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison-turned-profiler; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm, and the team’s newest member, Kate Callahan, a seasoned undercover agent whose standout work with the FBI landed her a coveted position with the BAU.  As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.


                                                                      Begins its 10th season Wednesday, Oct. 1 on the CBS Television Network


ON AIR:                                                          Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)


ORIGINAL PREMIERE DATE:                         Sept. 22, 2005


ORIGINATION:                                                 Los Angeles

FORMAT:                                                        Drama


STARRING:                                                     Joe Mantegna     (David Rossi)

                                                                        Thomas Gibson     (Aaron Hotchner)

                                                                        Shemar Moore     (Derek Morgan)

                                                                        Matthew Gray Gubler     (Dr. Spencer Reid)

                                                                        A.J. Cook     (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)

                                                                        Kirsten Vangsness     (Penelope Garcia)

                                                                        Jennifer Love Hewitt     (Kate Callahan)


PRODUCED BY:                                             ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:                            Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Janine Sherman Barrois


Photos available at www.cbspressexpress.com

On the Web:  http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds/

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/CriminalMinds

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/CrimMinds_CBS

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet


Cast on Twitter:

Joe Mantegna:  @JoeMantegna    

Shemar Moore:  @shemarmoore

Matthew Gray Gubler:  @GUBLERNATION

A.J. Cook:  @ajcookofficial

Kirsten Vangsness:  @Vangsness

Jennifer Love Hewitt:  @TheReal_jlh 


Producers and Writers on Twitter:

Janine Sherman Barrois:     @Jsbarrois

Rick Dunkle:     @rickdunkle

Virgil Williams:     @VirgilWilliams



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Press Contacts:           

Vernon Cheek              818-655-1588              vernon.cheek@cbs.com

Kim Izzo-Emmet            212-975-3820              krizzo-emmet@cbs.com 


Photo Contacts:         

Richard Boeth             212-975-7627              richard.boeth@cbs.com

Gaye Ann Bruno         818-655-1542              gayeann.bruno@cbs.com


Vernon Cheek

Kim Izzo-Emmet



Richard Boeth

Gaye Ann Bruno

Amanda Beane