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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: CBS Series Cancelled; No Season Two

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior canceled season twoA day before the network’s official upfront presentation for advertisers, CBS has cancelled Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. The spin-off will end after just one season.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior follows a highly-trained team of agents who operate within the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). They use unique and hard-hitting tactics to bring down some of the country’s most dangerous felons. The TV series stars Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett, Matt Ryan, and Kirsten Vangsness.

While spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles got off to an immediate great start back in 2009, the same can’t be said for CBS’ latest spin-off, Suspect Behavior. In February, it debuted to a 3.3 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 13.06 million viewers. That was a solid start but then the second episode dropped 27% to a 2.4 rating and 9.8 million. By the fourth episode, it had fallen to a 2.2 demo rating.

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The ratings have gone up and down a bit over the course of the season but has gone as low as a 2.1 in the demo a couple times. It currently averages a 2.4 rating and 9.84 million viewers, more than a whole point below its lead-in and parent series, Criminal Minds. Those numbers put it squarely on the bubble for renewal.

There was talk about bringing Suspect Behavior back for another round, possibly after doing a revamp, but the network’s decided against it. They likely have other procedurals waiting in the wings that believe can do better so CBS has cancelled Suspect Behavior after one season.

TV show supportA baker’s dozen of episodes have been produced and so far, 11 of them have aired. The remaining two are expected to run tomorrow and next Wednesday night, May 25th, as previously scheduled.

The series finale is called “Death by a Thousand Cuts” and finds the team tracking a serial killer who randomly shoots people in crowded areas.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior won’t be back for a second season? Why do you think this one didn’t catch on?

Wondering where the rest of your shows stand? Check our CBS cancel/renew page.


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Nancy H February 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm

I really enjoyed this one better than the new season of the first criminal minds — bring it back


sonya February 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm

I think CBS needs to bring back criminal minds suspect behavior. It is intriguing, keeps u wondering what’s gonna happen next episode. It also helps u understand how some humans think .


Nikki February 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Please bring back really enjoyed it just watches it all in a day on netflix


sherry February 6, 2015 at 10:11 am

Don’t understand how you can end the show that way. I truly enjoyed it. Bring back PLEASE!!!


Kathleen January 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

we all know Penelope Garcia. She has been wearing blonde hair except for one time when she was a redhead. So why does Garcia who has no twin have red hair on this show. It is a stupid mistake that should be rectified. We have watched Garcia since the beginning and we all know what she looks like. Fix this mistake immediately. This is silly


Laura H January 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm
You might want to check that. I’ve been watching it from the beginning, and while the majority of the time she’s been blond, she has been red quite a bit.


Nancy Hamm January 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

sad to see it go was better than the original one- original sure lost it last season with their new addition to the staff — JLH she sure sucks and ruined it for me . I sure liked this show


Nancy Hamm January 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

sad to see it cancelled. I enjoyed the show and thought it had a lot to offer


Anna December 25, 2014 at 10:48 pm

This just sux! How u end a show like that


olusia i eoinuś December 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

bring it back pls lol


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