Unsubs everywhere breathe a sigh of relief this week, as star Paget Brewster reports that efforts to revive the process of capturing long-standing serial killers Criminal minds have now collapsed. It is by Variety, who reports that Brewster — star of the stage, screen and this video we can never stop thinking about where the cast of Duck tales talks about people doing the Naruto run in area 51– dubbed the plans to bring the show back to Paramount Plus as “dead.”
Criminal minds ran for 15 seasons on CBS, serving as a staunch trooper in a army of notations which also included the various NCIS shows, which are pretty much the only reason it wasn’t the mastodon of the odds on the network. The series has featured a long line of rotating actors throughout its decade-and-a-half on the air, including Brewster, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Mandy Patinkin, and Matthew Gray Gubler, all of whom gave their best. to transform these unsubs into known subs. (Is that the correct terminology? There are 324 episodes of this stuff, so it’s not like we can be aware of every nuance, although its ubiquitous repetition under various cable syndication packages could give us a decent chance.)
The show was cut short last February, but it took very little time for Paramount to start digging into the idea of a revival, hoping to get some more name recognition on the new brand name Paramount Plus. (There is also a real crime docuseries, The real criminal minds, under construction, for those who thought all the murders on the show were just too much fictitious.) According to Brewster, however, responding to a request from fans on Twitter: « WWe think it’s dead. I will let you know if there is any progress but it seems unlikely. Which is disappointing.
Variety notes that at least one source told them the show is still in “active development” on the streamer, however. So take heart Criminal minds fans: Your dreams of a 325th episode may still be within our collective grasp.