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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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Joshua richardson October 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I don’t think it’s fair that the season ended the way that it did, because the last show was to be continued, I honest feel that the criminal minds suspect behavior is far more better that the original one. There was no real reason to cancel this show and I don’t think it’s fair, bring on the second season and cancel all other crap shows.


Lee October 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

There was no real reason to cancel this show!!! But I can think of a lot of reason to cancel some shows that still seem to be limping along however bad they were when they started. This just isn’t fair anymore to watchers…All these Great shows being cancelled to make way for the stupid brain sucking reality shows.


ingeborg October 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Stupidity to cancel a show with an ending like that!! Those who actually liked the show has a right to know how it ended. You just can’t end an episode with “to be continued”, and then cancel it.

– Disappointed fan from Norway.


iliana October 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

wth. -.- im sooo mad rn ! youu can’t just cancel this show ! i need to know what happens next ! curiosity is killing meeee ! please come back ! :(


Trish September 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

You just cant end a show like this, everyone deserves to know what happens? If CBS is going to behave like NBC and not finish any shows than what’s the point of watching television at all….sad and pathetic to call yourselves a network if you cant finish what you start


Laura H September 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

OMG!! How could they end it without finishing the last story?? Who was shot? How does it end? It was so good…Sadly, with all the reality tv shows being such garbage, I cancelled my cable and only watch shows with my Amazon Prime. Would have paid to see how this one ended. :(
Why do all the good shows go, but the Kardashians stay on?


Kyisha Velazquez September 20, 2014 at 4:58 pm

You HAVE TO BRING SUSPECTED BEHAVIOR BACK!!!!! I LOVED the show unfortunately I worked during the time it came on but always watched it on demand after!!!! PLEASE BRING IT BACK


nia September 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

You guys should bring it back the last few episodes were really good. And the last one had me on edge please bring it back!


Natasha September 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm

It was a great show Please rethink about bringing it back


valentina September 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I wish there was another season. :)


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