Criminal Minds

October 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. Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol; 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 indispensable computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; and 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. New to the unit are Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force, and Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler from the Behavioral Analysis Program who brings with him his spy-hunting skill set. 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.

Began its 12th season Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 on the CBS Television Network

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





Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)

Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss)

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)

Damon Gupton (Stephen Walker)

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

Damon Gupton: @DamonGupton

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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