The Criminal Minds Revival Is Officially Happening

After months of teasing and speculation, a revival of Criminal Minds is finally on the way. Get all of the details about what to expect and which cast members are set to return.

By Daniel Trainor Jul 13, 2022 10:15 PMTags
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Dust off those detective hats—Criminal Minds is back!

A 10-episode revival of the long-running CBS procedural is coming to Paramount+, according to TVLine.

Joe Mantegna, who played David Rossi on the original Criminal Minds from 2007 to 2020, got our crime solving senses tingling on July 12, when he posted a photo of him on a soundstage with the caption: "Just doing a little inspection today for an upcoming project. #criminalminds"

In addition to Mantegna, fan favorites Adam Rodriguez, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Paget Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness will return, according to TVLine, though Matthew Gray Gubler and Daniel Henney will not be back for the revival.

Criminal Minds debuted on CBS in 2005 and ran for 15 seasons. It also spurned spin-offs Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, which ran for one season in 2011 and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which ran for two seasons from 2016 to 2017.

The prospect of a revival has been dangled in front of Criminal Minds fans for months.

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In March, Vangsness posted a photo of herself with all of the cast members who are now confirmed to return with the caption: "Hi @paramountplus I had an Exceptional Evening with these Excellent Eggs last night and I wanted to let you to know we are fun & interesting & rad to hang out with & also we are ever so appreciative that Erica Messer is a genius who makes the crime doughnuts in the most singular way."

The gang was joined by Messer, who worked as a producer and writer on the show's original run.


It's been quite the rollercoaster since Brewster announced the revival likely wasn't moving forward in July 2021, tweeting: "Sadly, we think it's dead. I'll let you know if there is any progress, but it seems unlikely. Which is a bummer."

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