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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. Special Agent Jason Gideon is the FBI's top behavioral analyst and he joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a family man who is able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets. Also on the team are Elle Greenaway, an agent with a background in sexual offenses; Special Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, a confident young agent who acts as the unit liaison for the team, and Penelope Garcia, a computer wizard who helps research the cases. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

Premieres on the CBS Television Network in the fall

ON AIR: Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT)

ORIGINATION: Los Angeles (film)

STARRING:       Mandy Patinkin  Jason Gideon
Thomas Gibson Aaron Hotch
Shemar Moore Derek Morgan
Matthew Gray Gubler Dr. Spencer Reid
Lola Glaudini Elle Greenway
AJ Cook Jennifer Jareau, or J.J
Kirsten Vangsness Penelope Garcia

PRODUCED BY: Touchstone Television, in association with Paramount Network Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mark Gordon, Ed Bernero

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Peter Schindler, Deborah Spera, Simon Mirren

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