By Therese Odell, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle
Published 8:34 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019
Criminal Minds (CBS): Renewed for a 15th and final season in 2019-2020.Criminal Minds (CBS): Renewed for a 15th and final season in 2019-2020.
“Criminal Minds” has been renewed by CBS for one last 10-episode season to air in 2019-2020. One of the longest-running series on the air, “Criminal Minds” final season will be its 15th, and bring its total episodes to 325. When it ends its run next year, “Criminal Minds” will be among the top 20 series with the most episodes.
In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, CBS’ EVP current programs said, “It is the quintessential CBS hit. We are so proud to have aired it. It speaks to everything we do best, which is air quality television. It’s been successful not only on air but online, in syndication, internationally for ABC (Studios).”
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As for the decision to extend the series another season, Reisenbach stated: “We wanted to make sure Erica (Messer, the showrunner and executive producer) had the time and ability to write a season (14) finale that honors the characters and the fans. We discussed wanting to keep the show in continuous production so 10 felt like the right number for us to roll straight into and give Erica enough episodes to end the series the way she wanted to.”
Elsewhere, earlier this week a story briefly leaked that “Modern Family” was renewed by ABC for an 11th and final season. However, the story was quickly pulled by Entertainment Weekly and Deadline.com. Negotiations with the cast to bring them back for an 11th season have been ongoing through the fall. As of last month, the entire adult cast was close to signing a deal for at least 18 more episodes, and a renewal was expected. Stay tuned, an announcement about ‘Modern Family’s’ future will probably be forthcoming from ABC soon.
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Therese Odell writes about TV at FoolishWatcher.com.
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