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?

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  1. grace says

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO SEE WHO GETS SHOT!!!!! I JUST FINISHED WATCHING ALL THE EPISODES ON NETFLIX!!!! I WANT TO SEE WHO GETS SHOT!!!!! BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOVE THAT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS AMMMMMMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT TO SEE THE NEXT SERIES!! BUT I FIND OUT THAT ITS BEEN CANCELLED!! AT LEAST DO ONE MORE EPISODE JUST SO EVERYONE CAN SEE WHO GETS SHOT!!!! AAAH!!! I WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN!!! AND ALL OF THEM ARE FANTASTIC ACTORS.

  2. Brittany says

    Ugh!!!!!! Just watched all the episodes on netflix and loved it! Wish they would at least finish the last one!!!! I’m so mad right now! :)

  3. jamie says

    i just watched it on Netflix, saw the last episode went to press the next button to see who got shot…now i find this out!!..wtf!.. i feel like how i felt when the matrix series were over… i promised myself i wouldnt let that happen again..sighh..lol just give us something… ill read the damn screen write..i feel like a junkie and jonesing for my next fix. lol. It was a great show. I liked Forest Whitaker the best, hes a good actor. SMH

  4. Elaine says

    I think that what happened is that all Criminal Mind lovers out there might have compared this show to CM. We need time to get to know the characters, all of whom I love, and give this great show a chance!!! Do not change any of the characters if a Season 2 is put on. Great show, great stories….very moving!!

  5. Coco says

    They do that everytime… SMH! A great show, great actors, great season finale and now they wanna leave me hanging?!?! No. NOT. ACCEPTABLE. Bring it back or i’ll smack you in the face!

  6. Ellie says

    Well, I didn’t like the suspect behaviour as much as I liked Criminal Minds, but I hate when series ends open. They should have at least made another episode to show the ending of the “Death by a thousend cuts” episode. But realy, it’s not such a bad thing that they endet it, there are way better series and as long as they continue Criminal Minds I’m happy

  7. hallokatja88 says

    i’ve been waiting since the final cliffhanger to see what happened. i can’t believe that it’s over and we’ll never know. this was a great show. ratings shmatings. totally disgusted.

  8. diane says

    I saw season 1 one Netflix. I enjoyed the show. I’ve searching for season 2 and I just discovered it was cancelled. Bring the show back.

  9. puppy says

    really mad that u guys stopped. watched it on netflix loved. oh and it says to be continued after the gun shot. who got shot???????????????????????

  10. Kat says

    I really liked this show, not every one watches shows on tv so in this age of computers there should be some way to include the online viewers when calculating the ratings and number of people watching. That might be part of the reason why some good shows don’t make it. I wish they would bring suspect behavior back for a second season.

  11. Michael setliff says

    I love criminal minds but this show is lacking some of the luster. The potential was there but it seems to be lower budgeted and a little less in the writing department. I do hate that they canceled it. The networks are coming out with some good concepts but are lacking follow through like getting rid of Jericho and I hate when they just stop a show and not end it. People are tired of the same old shows they want new concepts at least people with some imagination instead we keep shows like glee!

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