Jennifer Love Hewitt may have left Criminal Minds this year but the show will be back. CBS has renewed the venerable series for an 11th season on the network.
Criminal Minds continues to follow the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) out of Quantico. In addition to Hewitt, this season’s cast included Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, and Joe Mantegna.
In season six, Criminal Minds has been averaging a 2.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.31 million viewers. Year-to-year, that’s down by 14% in the demo and down by 5% in viewership.
That’s obviously not a good trend for the ratings but it’s important to remember that most of the network’s shows are down as well. Plus, Criminal Minds is CBS’ third highest-rated dramatic series so it wasn’t in any danger of being cancelled.
Word is that negotiations are underway with some of the castmembers and the studio is looking for ways to trim the budget. One way or another, the show will be back next season.
What do you think? Do you like the Criminal Minds TV show? Would you be upset if some of the castmembers didn’t return?
I would be crushed if any of the long term cast left criminal minds. JJ would be the easiest casualty. I wish Prentiss would return. If they are trying to cut budget though, that seems unlikely. One of the greatest things about criminal minds is the core group that has remained season after season. I love this show and am relieved it is renewed!
I believe it would change the chemistry of the team for the worse The writers are doing a great job,
I would love to see Emily Prentiss brought. She was by far the best Brunette team member.
I’ve been wanting Prentiss back since she left, she was by far my favorite
Yes I would be upset if the main characters would not return. I feel they do a fantastic job & would not be the same without them!
Love criminal minds. One of the best shows on TV. Great cast. Good chemistry.
Who is going to replace Jennifer Love Hewitt
i would be upset if a cast member left, but what would be great is brining emily back!!
Please keep criminal minds on my family and I just love that show. We just can’t get enough of Shemar Moore, we love him sexy by the way yummmmmm.
Criminal Minds brought me back to watching TV.
I was in an accident 12/31/2014. My neck was broke… (C2). I was home bound for 3 months and now I record all shows , I really love this series. And the team works!!!
i hope you’re doing well since your accident 🙂 and CM is a great show, one of the best on tv.
Well one way they could increase viewership and profits would be to open up the online service to other countries than USA. I get that there’re regions where they’ve licensed the series to TV stations, however, in plenty of countries it is impossible to watch the newest episodes legally because none of the local TV stations are interested in picking it up. Want to watch the show? Well wait for the DVD release which won’t be in HD.
Just open the platform to those who are in countries without a regional license.
As I’ve said before my husband & I love CriminalMinds & all CBS crime shows. We watch all the NCIS’s with my favorite being LA. We watch all the reruns of CSI Miami & New York, too on USA network. But get rid of any of regular cast, like AJ Cook & we won’t be watching it. It’s a unique cast. Just don’t replace JL Hewitt & tjere’s you’re extra money. CBS got tid of AJ Cook one season & replaced her with another blond that had no talent. The actress that plays Prentiss wanted to do stand up comedy,… Read more »
I already miss the season 10 Wed night show!
Great show. Great cast – all of them except JLH
Leaving no biggie
Love this show ! Did not like J.Love Hewitt !!!! Please don’t bring her back. She just doesn’t fit with the other cast members.
Jennifer love- Hewitt’s character should be replaced with the return of Emily. All of the other characters should remain…..the show would not be the same without JJ, Penelope or Morgan. Love Shemar Moore
I think a j cook and all of the cast sgould be brougjt back. I bueve jennifer love really fit in well bringing emily back and jennifer would even be greater emily could take the place of strauss. The show is grest shameer ktidten joe, and of course hobbs are great. Bring them all back for many years to come. Imcluding jennifer