Criminal Minds

July 2013

 

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 led 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 "JJ" Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison-turned-profiler who recently married her longtime love; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; and the team’s newest member, Alex Blake, who rejoins the FBI after a stint as a university teacher and brings her linguistics expertise to the BAU. After finally conquering their serial stalker, “The Replicator,” who threatened the team’s existence, the BAU emerged stronger and more dedicated to use their expertise to pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

 

 

Begins its ninth season Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 on the CBS Television Network.

 

ON AIR:

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

 

SERIES PREMIERE:                                      

Sept. 22, 2005

 

ORIGINATION:

 

FORMAT:

Los Angeles (film)

 

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)

 

Jeanne Tripplehorn     (Alex Blake)

PRODUCED BY:

ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and

 

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 

 

Producers and Writers on Twitter:

Janine Sherman Barrois:     @Jsbarrois

Rick Dunkle:     @rickdunkle

Virgil Williams:     @VirgilWilliams

 

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

Amanda Beane 818-655-1545 amanda.beane@cbs.com