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.
There has been some real-life drama lately surrounding Criminal Minds. While the CBS procedural has yet to be renewed, several cast members have received final contract offers, but two stars have turned them down, Deadline reports.
Criminal Minds is one step closer to a ninth season.
Will Morgan finally get closure on his painful past on Criminal Minds?
Shemar Moore thought he did six seasons ago when the BAU's resident tough guy revealed that he had been sexually abused by his mentor Carl Buford (Julius Tennon) as a pre-teen and confronted Buford to in a successful attempt to arrest him. But then came a pitch earlier this season from writers and producers.
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"They came to me and said, 'We have a follow-up that we'd like to do. Would you be willing to go there again?'" Moore tells TVGuide.com. "Honestly, I expected it to be a one-time thing. [Season 2's] 'Profiler, Profiled' was a really good episode. I'm proud ...
Thomas Gibson was prepared for the worst. The Criminal Minds star makes his series directorial debut with Wednesday's episode and had a way easier first day than he expected.
"I was hoping for some of [the actors] to give me a hard time, but no one did!" he tells TVGuide.com. "But [joking aside], everyone was great and extremely supportive of me, which certainly made the whole experience even better."
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It's an experience that's been years in the making. Gibson, who's the show's second cast member to direct after Matthew Gray Gubler ("he's very good," Gibson says), had always wanted ...