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Criminal Minds is a television show about an elite team of FBI agents working out of the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The team is based in Washington D.C., but they travel all over the country in their private plane to hunt down serial killers. New episodes of Criminal Minds air Wednesday nights on CBS during the fall and spring seasons.

The Criminal Minds team is composed of four men and three women. Each member of the team uses their own unique talents to excel out in the field.

Aaron Hotchner is the leader of the team. Hotchner, commonly referred to as "Hotch", avoids showing emotion and always remains calm to keep the team under control. Derek Morgan is the hand to hand combat fighter of the group. Morgan, a former college football player and Chicago cop, is the highest skilled and trained fighter in the BAU.

Jennifer Jareau is a criminal profiler that also serves as the team's media coordinator. J.J.'s most important responsibility is controlling what information the media knows and releases, which is very useful because in many cases the BAU communicates to the killer through the media. Doctor Spencer Reed is the genius of the group. He holds 3 PhDs, several other degrees, and graduated from high school at the age of 12.

Super Special Agent David Rossi is the oldest and most experienced member of the team. He was one of the team's original founders and although he retired for a few years, he is back to being a full time member of the BAU. Penelope Garcia is a computer technician for the FBI. She is also a hacker, meaning that she uses both the FBI's technology and her computer skills to help the BAU find the criminals they are looking for. Emily Prentiss formally worked at Interpol, but now works with the FBI. She has a colorful past in terms of the high risk, undercover work she has done.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on CBS
13 Seasons, 284 Episodes
September 22, 2005
Drama
8.2/10
Cast: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook
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Criminal Minds Full Episode Guide

  • The BAU searches for an unsub in Austin, Texas who is targeting prominent members of the community.

  • When several women go missing in Virginia, the BAU must figure out what they have in common in order to find them.

  • When Garcia experiences anxiety over a case that's personal to her from her past, Morgan visits to lend emotional support.

  • The BAU investigates a workplace shooting committed by a state-of-the-art drone in Silicon Valley.

  • When successful businessmen in Detroit are targeted by an anger-driven power-assertive Unsub, the BAU is called in to investigate.

  • The BAU investigates three similar crimes in which victims' remains are discovered in old suitcases.

  • Agent Matt Simmons joins the BAU team in a race to take down Mr. Scratch and save one of their own in the process.

  • Comes to the team with a lead that might help catch Mr. Scratch, the elusive fugitive that has been tormenting the team all season.

  • When Reid fears his mother has been abducted, he asks the BAU to investigate while he's stuck in prison.

  • The team is called in when several federal government employees begin suffering symptoms of a heart attack.

  • The BAU investigates when three bodies are found in the Arizona desert tethered to stakes.

  • The BAU searches for an urban vampire in New York who takes his victims at night and holds them underground in the sewer system.

  • The BAU believes two unsubs may be killing simultaneously, when victims killed in two drastically different ways are discovered in the same city. Also, the team struggles to ensure Reid's safety in prison.

  • An unexpected source reveals valuable information for the BAU to aid in their investigation of an unsub known as the bone crusher. Also, Reid must adapt to a new set of rules in prison life.

  • The team investigates several acid attacks that leave the victims disfigured. Also, Dr. Reid begins to settle into his new surroundings.

  • The team investigates multiple fatal car crashes involving drivers and pedestrians. Also, Reid is delivered bad news.

  • When a BAU member gets in trouble in Mexico, the team enlists the services of the International Response Team for their help.

  • The BAU team is called in to investigate when male victims are found with no way to identify them.

  • The team investigates when a strange hieroglyph found in the armpit of a deceased homeless man is the same from previous casualties from years earlier. Also, Reid decides to remove his mother from a clinical study early to bring her home with him.

  • The BAU team investigates a series of home invasions in ritzy neighborhoods in San Diego that resulted in multiple deaths.

  • As Rossi conducts a profiling course on his birthday, he receives a call from Tommy Yates - the serial killer who continues to haunt him.

  • The team heads to Yakima, Wash., after the remains of twelve people are discovered along a creek bed.

  • The BAU team opens an investigation when a man who fully believes he's Dr. Tara Lewis' brother arrives in town, knowing everything about her and her family, and she is unable to make contact with her real sibling.

  • The team investigates the disappearance of three children who were riding their bikes on the same path as a similar unsolved disappearance three decades earlier.

  • The BAU tries to find a connection between two high school students who are the sole survivors after both of their families are slaughtered.

  • The team hunts for a serial killer along the Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

  • The BAU welcomes back Emily Prentiss during their search for three women.

  • Upon her arrival at home, JJ breaks down and tells her husband about the abduction of two children.

  • In the twelfth season premiere, the BAU welcomes Agent Luke Alvez to their team. Together they must find a killer who escaped prison with 13 other convicts.

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The star of "Ghost Whisperer" and "The Client List" will now be joining the cast of CBS' "Criminal Minds" as a seasoned undercover agent.

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Dust And Bones Preview (00:48) The Bunker Preview (00:21) Killer App Preview (00:21) Blue Angel Preview (00:21) Wheels Up Preview (01:04) Red Light Preview (00:21) Green Light Preview (00:22) True North Preview (00:21)