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Criminal Minds: WE tv Aquires 10 Seasons of CBS Crime Drama

WE tv will begin airing the critically-acclaimed drama, Criminal Minds, starting Saturday, December 16 from 10am-5am ET/PT. The first ten seasons will continue to air during all-day binge-a-thons on Saturdays from 10am-1am ET/PT and Mondays from 4pm-1am ET/PT.

Each one hour episode follows an elite team of FBI profilers who are set on catching various criminals through behavioral profiling. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. The team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats who must prove her worth to Hotchner; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/criminal-minds-tv-aquires-10-seasons-cbs-crime-drama/

WE tv Acquires Ten Seasons of Hit Drama CRIMINAL MINDS; Episodes Premiere 12/16


WE tv Acquires Ten Seasons of Hit Drama CRIMINAL MINDS; Episodes Premiere 12/16

WE tv will begin airing the critically-acclaimed drama, CRIMINAL MINDS starting Saturday, December 16 from 10am-5am ET/PT. The first ten seasons will continue to air during all-day binge-a-thons on Saturdays from 10am-1am ET/PT and Mondays from 4pm-1am ET/PT. Each one hour episode follows an elite team of FBI profilers who are set on catching various criminals through behavioral profiling.

The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. The team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets.

Other members include Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats who

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/WE-tv-Acquires-Ten-Seasons-of-Hit-Drama-CRIMINAL-MINDS-Episodes-Premiere-1216-20171127

WE tv Acquires Ten Seasons of Hit Drama CRIMINAL MINDS …


WE tv Acquires Ten Seasons of Hit Drama CRIMINAL MINDS; Episodes Premiere 12/16

WE tv will begin airing the critically-acclaimed drama, CRIMINAL MINDS starting Saturday, December 16 from 10am-5am ET/PT. The first ten seasons will continue to air during all-day binge-a-thons on Saturdays from 10am-1am ET/PT and Mondays from 4pm-1am ET/PT. Each one hour episode follows an elite team of FBI profilers who are set on catching various criminals through behavioral profiling.

The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. The team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets.

Other members include Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats who

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/WE-tv-Acquires-Ten-Seasons-of-Hit-Drama-CRIMINAL-MINDS-Episodes-Premiere-1216-20171127

‘Criminal Minds’ Writer Developing Cop Drama ‘Hard Knocks’ at Fox

Virgil Williams is back on the beat.

The longtime Criminal Minds writer and co-executive producer is developing a police procedural at Fox, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Hard Knocks, which has landed a script plus penalty commitment, centers on a brilliant male ex-con turned university criminology professor and a tenacious female detective who team up to tackle crime by combining unique insight into the criminal mind and superior investigative skills.

Williams is writing the hourlong and will exec produce with Debra Martin Chase through her Martin Chase Productions shingle. Universal TV, where both producers have overall deals, will produce.

This marks the first sale since Williams signed a two-year pact at Universal in June. Before that, Williams spent six years on CBS’ Criminal Minds, during which he contributed to nearly 140 episodes. The project brings him back to Fox, where he wrote for dramas 24 and The Chicago Code.

The sale also comes as

Read more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/virgil-williams-developing-hard-knocks-at-fox-1051731

Mindhunter: David Fincher’s Netflix drama cuts to the heart of 1970s serial-killers

Mindhunter debuts on Netflix on October 13

Working on a show about serial killers, it’s only natural that you might get a bit paranoid.

While shooting Netflix’s Mindhunter in Pittsburgh, “I would go running by the river before the sun came up, and it would cross my mind, ‘Wow, someone could just pull over right now and kill me’,” says actor Jonathan Groff, wide-eyed. “It forced me to turn on my location settings on my phone,” and later, “call my brother and tell him that he needs security cameras on his house.”

In the slow-burning 1970s crime drama, Groff co-stars with Holt McCallany

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/97803802/mindhunter-david-finchers-netflix-drama-cuts-to-the-heart-of-1970s-serialkillers

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored over the course of the series: what makes heinous criminals do the things they do?

The answer is likely to be multifaceted and elusive, and if the two episodes screened for review ahead of the series launch on Friday are anything to go by, rather harrowing, too.

Based on the real-life experiences of former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, the show charts the inception of the FBI’s criminal profiling programme in the late 1970s, as detailed in his book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Many of the crimes, which are shocking and brutal, are real; as are the murderers involved – and while the Gone Girl director manages to sprinkle in some bleak humour, the darkness is almost all-consuming. For this reason, a binge-watch is almost out of

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-10-11/mindhunter-david-fincher-review/

The real history behind Netflix’s new criminal profiling drama Mindhunter

Legendary director David Fincher’s new 10-part TV series Mindhunter arrives on Netflix on Friday 13th October.

The dark drama follows the real-life development of the FBI’s forays into criminal profiling in the late 1970s.

The story is based on a true crime book by John E. Douglas called Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, in which the former FBI man details his experiences with the Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) and the creation of the ‘Criminal Profiling Programme’. This programme involved him conducting interviews with notorious serial killers and rapists including Charles Manson and the Boston Strangler, and working on the JonBenet Ramsey murder case.

The drama follows agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) – the former is based on Douglas – as they develop the ideas that will become the tenets of the profiling system.

Here is everything we know about the reality – and the myths

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-10-10/mindhunter-netflix-true-story/

Keisha Castle-Hughes stars in new US drama series

Keisha Castle-Hughes lives in Los Angeles but returns to New Zealand 'as much as possible'.

Keisha Castle-Hughes lives in Los Angeles but returns to New Zealand ‘as much as possible’.

For 17 years, Ted Kaczynski (known as the Unabomber) orchestrated a reign of terror in the United States before he was finally captured in 1996. The drama series Manhunt: Unabomber details the FBI’s hunt for this criminal mastermind who killed three people and injured 23 in a series of bombings targeting universities, airlines and businesses. A range of big-name actors star in the drama including Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth, Jane Lynch and New Zealand’s Keisha Castle-Hughes, who plays Tabby Milgrim, an agent who partners with criminal profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington). 

Can you describe your character in Manhunt?
Keisha Castle-Hughes:
I play Tabby Milgrim. She’s an FBI agent on the

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/tv-guide/97408336/keisha-castlehughes-stars-in-new-us-drama-series

ABC Buys ‘Paradise Falls’ Drama From ‘Criminal Minds’ Showrunner Erica Messer

Longtime Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer has set up a new drama project at ABC. Paradise Falls, which Messer will write and executive produce, comes from ABC Studios, where she is based.

Paradise Falls is described as a grounded look at the challenging life of a multi-generational family. It centers on a working mom who figures out the best way to guide her kids (and even the adults) is through a series of homemade parenting videos.

Paradise Falls stems from a two-year pod deal Messer signed with ABC Studios in July for her Erica Messer Productions. Overseeing the project for the company is Erica Messer Prods. development executive Deborah Cincotta.

Messer is in her seventh year at the helm of Criminal Minds and her 13th year

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/09/paradise-falls-drama-criminal-minds-showrunner-erica-messer-abc-1202173357/