Will Criminal Minds return for another season? Recently, showrunner Erica Messer spoke with TVLine about the CBS TV show’s season 13 finale and season 14 renewal chances.
The long-running crime drama follows the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) out of Quantico, Virginia. The cast includes Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, Daniel Henney, and Aisha Tyler.
In the interview, Messer revealed season 13 of Criminal Minds will end with a cliffhanger:
We haven’t really been able to do anything like this, where an FBI agent has been missing, and then when he’s found, presumed dead, we see that he learned how to survive as a victim for over a year. This guy was trying to solve a case not with profiling skills but VICAP skills, and his almost-naivete got him caught, by serial killers.”
And what about a 14th season? Messer says she’s hoping CBS will renew Criminal Minds so the cliffhanger can be resolved during the show’s 300th episode:
There is no greater way to launch a season than to say ‘our 300th episode.’ Our show has been through the wringer so many times, and we have such a great, loyal fan base that has been with us throughout all of these changes, I would certainly hope that we get that opportunity, to celebrate 13 years of stories.”
Earlier, EP Harry Bring suggested CBS has already renewed the series, but CBS has yet to confirm.
Criminal Minds airs its two-hour season 13 finale on CBS tonight, April 18th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Do you watch Criminal Minds? Do you want a 14th season?