About the Show

August 2017

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, 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 she solves cases; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensable 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’ve been captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force; and Special Agent Simmons who joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise. 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.

 

Premieres Sept. 27 on the CBS Television Network.

 

ON AIR:

Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

ORIGINATION:

Los Angeles

ORIGINAL PREMIERE DATE:

Sept. 22, 2005

FORMAT:

Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:

Joe Mantegna

(David Rossi)

 

Paget Brewster

(Emily Prentiss)

 

Matthew Gray Gubler

(Dr. Spencer Reid)

 

A.J. Cook

(Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)

 

Aisha Tyler

(Dr. Tara Lewis)

 

Kirsten Vangsness

(Penelope Garcia)

 

Adam Rodriguez

(Luke Alvez)

 

Daniel Henney

(Matt Simmons)

PRODUCED BY:

ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Breen Frazier

CREATED BY:

Jeff Davis

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

Website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds

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

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

Instagram: @CrimmindsCBS

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast and Crew on Twitter:

Joe Mantegna

@JoeMantegna

 

Paget Brewster

@pagetpaget

 

Matthew Gray Gubler

@Gublernation

 

A.J. Cook

@ajcookofficial

 

Kirsten Vangsness

@Vangsness

 

Aisha Tyler

@AishaTyler

 

Adam Rodriguez

@_Adam_Rodriguez

 

Daniel Henney

@danielhenney

 

Erica Messer

@EricaMesser

 

Karen Maser

@KarenMaser

 

Jim Clemente

@JimClemente

 

Erik Stiller

@ErikStiller22

 

Chris Barbour

@ChrisBarbour101

 

Erica Meredith

@E4Meredith

 

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Joe Mantegna

@JoeMantegna

 

Paget Brewster

@pagetpagetgram

 

Matthew Gray Gubler

@gublergram

 

A.J. Cook

@ajcook

 

Kirsten Vangsness

@kirstenvangsness

 

Aisha Tyler

@aishatyler

 

Adam Rodriguez

@_adam_rodriguez

 

Daniel Henney

@danielhenneyofficial

 

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Press Contact:

Vernon Cheek

818-655-1588

Vernon.Cheek@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Amanda Beane

818-655-1545

Amanda.Beane@cbs.com

Mary Kouw

212-975-4107

Mary.Kouw@cbs.com

Press:

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

 

Photo:

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

Mary Kouw
212-975-4107
mary.kouw@cbs.com