Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson and Joe Mantegna
Unsubs, beware! Criminal Minds' BAU team is back.
CBS has renewed the procedural drama for a ninth season, TVGuide.com has confirmed. It was a just a matter of time, since just last week, showrunner Erica Messer signed a new two-year deal with ABC Studios, which produces the series.
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And although there were rumors that certain female cast members may not be returning, negotiations apparently went well. Stars Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have signed new two-year deals to continue with the series. Matthew Gray Gubler and Jeanne Tripplehorn are still under contract.
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.
Are you glad the BAU team is returning?