Criminal Minds

June 2015


CRIMINAL MINDS

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 who handles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases; and Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm.  Each member of the team brings their area of expertise to the table as the BAU continues its dedication to pinpointing predators' motivations and identifying their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

Begins its 11th season Wednesday, Sept. 30 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 (Filmed in HD)

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)

PRODUCED BY: ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Breen Frazier

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

Producers and Writers on Twitter:

Rick Dunkle @rickdunkle

Virgil Williams @VirgilWilliams

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Press Contacts:

Vernon Cheek

vernon.cheek@cbs.com 

818-655-1588

Kim Izzo-Emmet

krizzo-emmet@cbs.com 

212-975-3820

Photo Contacts:

Amanda Beane

amanda.beane@cbs.com 

818-655-1545

Richard Boeth

richard.boeth@cbs.com 

212-975-7627