Friday, January 11, 2019
Criminal Minds cancelled after shortened 15th season of 10 episodes.
The long-running American forensic TV drama series, Criminal Minds, has been cancelled, getting a final renewal for a shortened 15th and final season of 10 episodes for 2019.
Criminal Minds, seen on M-Net (DStv 101) with the 14th season set to start showing in April in South Africa and across Africa, is currently filming the finale of its 15-episode 14th season and will remain in production without a break to do the additional 10 episodes as a new and final season.
Criminal Minds revolves around a team of FBI profilers who investigate cases and track down the criminals trying to anticipate their next move before they strike again.
It currently has Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, and Daniel Henney in the cast.
Criminal Minds was created by Jeff Davis and is executive produced by Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, and Breen Frazier. ABC Studios produces Criminal Minds in association with CBS Television Studios.
"It is the quintessential hit. We are so proud to have aired it," says Amy Reisenbach, the CBS network's executive vice-president for current programming in a statement announcing the end of Criminal Minds.
"It speaks to everything we do best, which is air quality television. It's been successful not only on air but online, in syndication, internationally for ABC Studios".
Last year the alleged "ass grabber, nut grabber" Greg St. Johns, the long-time director of photography at Criminal Minds was accused of sexual harassment towards crew members and he has since left the show. Before that actor Thomas Gibson after on-set fighting with a producer and having kicked a writer.