Criminal Minds is coming to an end.
Multiple outlets report that the CBS criminal drama will end after 15 seasons.
CBS has confirmed the news announcing that the show, will come back for another season, but it will be its last.
“It is the quintessential CBS hit. We are so proud to have aired it,” said CBS’ EVP of current programs, Amy Reisenbach. “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].”
“It’s really bittersweet, but I’m so, so grateful to CBS for giving us this heads-up,” Erica Messer, executive producer, told TVLine. “I think one of my biggest fears was always, ‘Oh man, what if we don’t know’ and then they just don’t bring back the show? But they respect this series and the cast and the crew and the fans enough to end this properly.”
The show follows the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit who profile criminals while investigating crimes. The 10-episode 15th season is set to air in the 2019-2020 season. By then Criminal Minds would have produced more than 320 episodes making it one of the longest-running dramas on television.