Criminal Minds

August 2016


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 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 juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as solving cases; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’re captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; and Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force. 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 12th season Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 on the CBS Television Network

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




STARRING:     Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)

Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner)

Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)

A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)

Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)

Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis)

Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez)

PRODUCED BY: ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Breen Frazier

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Cast on Twitter:

Joe Mantegna: @JoeMantegna

Matthew Gray Gubler: @GUBLERNATION

A.J. Cook: @ajcookofficial

Kirsten Vangsness: @Vangsness

Aisha Tyler: @AishaTyler

Adam Rodriguez: @_Adam_Rodriguez

Cast on Instagram:

Joe Mantegna: @real_joemantegna

Matthew Gray Gubler: @gublergram

A.J. Cook @ajcook

Kirsten Vangsness @kirstenvangsness

Aisha Tyler @aishatyler

Adam Rodriguez @_adam_rodriguez

Producers and Writers on Twitter:

Erica Messer: @EricaMesser

Virgil Williams @VirgilWilliams

Karen Maser @KarenMaser

Jim Clemente @JimClemente

Erik Stiller @ErikStiller22

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