Paramount+ today announced that the hit original crime series CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION has been renewed for another season. CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION is now one of the service’s top five original series and has driven the overall franchise to see an increase of nearly six times in month-over-month viewership.
The 10-episode current season premiered on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2022. Following a mid-season finale on Dec. 15, the series resumes with new episodes today with the remainder of the season dropping weekly exclusively on the service. The season finale will be available to stream Thursday, Feb. 9. The next season is expected to commence production in 2023.
“We’re thrilled to bring even more twisted storylines to our loyal fans of CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION with the order of another season,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming. “The series has always been a consistent top performer for Paramount+ and fans have quickly embraced this new season with its more serialized elements. There are still many dark twists and turns yet to come for the BAU this season and we can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store.”
CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION continues and expands the beloved series, which ran from 2005-2020 on CBS, for streaming audiences, blending serialized elements into the series’ format.
In the current season of CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION, the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers comes up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Original cast members continuing their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joined the dynamic cast this season as a recurring guest star in a season-long arc.
CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION is produced by ABC Signature and CBS Studios. Erica Messer (“Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Breen Frazier, Chris Barbour, Glenn Kershaw and Mark Gordon also executive producing.
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About ABC Signature
One of the Disney Television Studios, ABC Signature produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” “The Rookie: Feds” and “Home Economics,” and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming series include “grown-ish” and “The Watchful Eye” for Freeform; “Godfather of Harlem” for MGM+; “Bad Sisters” and “Five Days at Memorial” for Apple TV+; “Fleishman Is In Trouble” for FX; “Reasonable Doubt” and “This Fool” for Hulu. For streaming service Disney +, series include “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” “Big Shot,” “National Treasure: Edge of History” and the upcoming “Muppets Mayhem.”
About CBS Studios
CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 65 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as “NCIS,” “CSI,” the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Australia and Asia.