What Is "Criminal Minds?"?


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"Criminal Minds" is a police procedural TV series that premiered on Sept. 22, 2005 on CBS. The show focuses on FBI behavior analysts and how they user their skills to identify and capture some of the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Some of the main cast members of "Criminal Minds" include Thomas Gibson, Sheman Moore, Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness and Joe Mantegna. Mantegna plays David Rossi, the Senior Supervisory Special Agent for the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The position was previously held by Jason Gideon, played by Mandy Patinkin, but Patinkin left the show after the third season due to objections regarding its subject matter. Other cast members include Jennifer Love Hewitt, Matthew Gray Gubler and A.J. Cook.

"Criminal Minds" is primarily set at the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. The plot of the show focuses on the trials and tribulations of the unit's employees, and how the stress of profiling criminals impacts their personal lives. The show follows an episodic format, with new criminals and investigations taking place each week. As of August 2015, a total of 233 episodes have been produced over the course of 10 seasons. The 11th season of the show is set to premiere on Sept. 30, 2015.

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