Monthly Archives: January 2017

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS – Today, February 1, 2017

“Surface Tension” – When a bizarre hieroglyph found under a deceased homeless man’s armpit is the same from previous casualties a few years ago, the BAU is called in to investigate. Also, Reid decides to take his mother out of a clinical study early to bring her home with him, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jane Lynch returns as Diana Reid, the mother of Dr. Reid.

CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol;


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[WATCH] ‘Criminal Minds’ Sneak Peek: Reid Brings His Mother Home

Criminal Minds season 12 brings back Jane Lynch as Reid’s mother, Diana, when he decides to take her out of a clinical study early to bring her home with him.

Also in “Surface Tension,” The BAU is called in to investigate when a bizarre hieroglyph is found under a deceased homeless man’s armpit — and is the same from previous casualties a few years ago.

Criminal Minds to Tell an Unimaginable Storyline with Character Return

Watch the promo for Criminal Minds episode “Surface Tension”:

“We can only trust each other now,” Diana tells her son.

Check out a sneak peek of the team going over the case:

Last night in Tampa, the teacher of an anatomy class found some sort of doodle drawn in ink pen on a cadaver being dissected; since the teacher is also the county coroner, she recognized the marking. She had seen it on a woman found dead in her car 10

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‘Criminal Minds’ Showrunner Previews Upcoming Changes

Change is coming to Criminal Minds. Sure, it could be said that change has happened all throughout the current 12th season, with Hotch (Thomas Gibson) no longer on the show and Derek (Shemar Moore) having been gone for almost a year now. But, according to TVLine, Erica Messer, Criminal Minds‘ showrunner, even more changes are coming to the show.

One of the first changes includes the return of Diana Reid (Jane Lynch), Spencer’s (Matthew Gray Gubler) mother who has schizophrenia and was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, in Wednesday’s episode. This marks Lynch’s return to the show since the fourth season of the show, though she’s been mentioned repeatedly.

But the biggest change that Messer previewed is more of a serialized storyline in the back nine episodes of the

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‘Criminal Minds’ Season 12 Episode ‘Surface Tension’: A Huge Episode for Spencer Reid as Diana Reid Returns

Doctor Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), the genius doctor and the youngest profiler in Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) in “Criminal Minds” is reported to have a huge episode in season 12. This is because his mother Diana Reid (Jane Lynch) is returning to the show since her last appearance in 2008.

“Criminal Minds” season 12 episode 11 ‘Surface Tension’ is said to be a significant episode for Reid, which is going to be emotional, according to a report. In the middle of the case that the BAU profilers are trying to solve, Reid would still do the best that he can to figure out a future for him and his mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

It is also worthy to note that episode ‘Surface Tension’ will not be the end of Reid’s story in “Criminal Minds” as

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Michael Nouri and Ben Weber Join Discovery’s Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series MANIFESTO

Discovery Channel announced today that Michael Nouri (“Woman Walks Ahead,” “The Slap”) and Ben Weber (“Sex and the City,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager”) have been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANIFESTO, set to air this year. Produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Trigger Street Productions and Discovery Channel, the series will tell the story of how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington, “Avatar,” “Hacksaw Ridge”) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski, portrayed by Paul Bettany (“Gangster No. 1,” “Captain America: Civil War”), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the MOST INFAMOUS criminal masterminds in the world. Emmy(R) Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes (“Quarry,” “Banshee”) will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner. Andrew Sodroski, whose “Holland, Michigan” topped Hollywood’s famed Black List for screenplays in 2013, created the series and serves as

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‘Right Behind You,’ A Conversation with Lisa Gardner

A serial killer kills more than three people in multiple locations over a longer period of time. A mass murderer kills multiple people in one location in a single explosion of violence. A spree killer, on the other hand, is essentially, a combination of both of these murderers: there are multiple fatalities in different locations in a short period of time. One of the hallmarks of a spree killer is that often, the first killing occurs close to him. It might be a domestic situation or workplace violence. There’s a great deal of bottled-up rage and in that final explosion, the killer does what he wanted to do all along, namely, pull that trigger. They basically have a psychotic break. They then become a danger to anyone unfortunate enough to cross their paths. That makes it a time-sensitive case because after that first killing spree, all bets are off.

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‘Criminal Minds’ Spoilers: An Old Serial Killer Is Coming Back For Season 12B? CBS Series To Become Serialized

When “Criminal Minds” returns to CBS on Thursday, it will be a slightly different show. For starters, the back half of Season 12 be serialized.

“It feels like we’ve earned the right to tell some serialized stories,” the series’ executive producer Erica Messer told TVLine, “so we’re running with that, telling a really big arc that will last all of the back 9 [episodes] of Season 12.”

Of course, as previously reported, Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) will play a significant role in this new serialized arc. The triple Ph.D. holder will take his Alzheimer-afflicted mother Diana (Jane Lynch) home. Messer said that the Reid-centric storyline launches an intense journey not only for the genius but also for the team.

The producer also revealed that in the second half of “Criminal Minds” Season 12, a familiar serial killer from the BAU’s (Behavioral Analysis Unit) past will be

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How Criminal Minds Is Majorly Changing This Season

Serialized storytelling isn’t entirely new to Criminal Minds. The show has explored serials multiple times over its twelve season so far, and often with great success. The murderer known as Mr. Scratch has been at large and vexing the BAU off and on for years now, and he’s just one example. That said, Criminal Minds’ serialized storytelling in years past didn’t necessarily run for more than a handful of episodes at a time. Going by Erica Messer’s tease about what’s to come, it sounds like the second half of Season 12 will be one big story with no breaks for filler in between, which is a big difference.

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‘Criminal Minds’ to Tell an Unimaginable Storyline with Character Return

TVLine reports that the return of a prominent character on Criminal Minds will set off a big new arc for the season. It’s not the return of Thomas Gibson as Hotch or even the equally missed actor and character combination of Shemar Moore and Derek Morgan. It is Spencer’s mother, Diana Reid, played by Jane Lynch, who will be coming back to Criminal Minds and changing the course of the season.

Criminal Minds Showrunner Speaks out on Whether We’ll Ever See Hotch Again

Lynch’s character will return to the series in the upcoming episode 11 of season 12, “Surface Tension.” That episode will serve as a spark for the real introduction of the big storyline which will occur in episode 13, entitled “Spencer.” 

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Criminal Minds Boss Teases Another Return, BAU’s First-of-Its-Kind Journey

Much of the recent buzz surrounding CBS’ Criminal Minds has been pegged to the return of Diana Reid (played by Jane Lynch) and the storyline it sparks for her son, BAU agent Spencer (Matthew Gary Gubler).

But far bigger things are on tap for the team as a whole, as the back half of this run nears.

Twelve seasons in, “It feels like we’ve earned the right to tell some serialized stories,” notes showrunner Erica Messer, “so we’re running with that, telling a really big arc that will last all of the back 9 [episodes] of Season 12.”

As previously reported, Lynch first appears in Episode 11 (airing this Wednesday at 9/8c), while Episode 13 — which is titled “Spencer” and was co-written by Messer and cast member

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