CBS has renewed the long-running crime drama for a 15th and final season, to air during the 2019-20 TV season. The farewell salvo will consist of 10 episodes, which will film this spring and bring the show’s run to 324 total episodes.
The pickup comes several weeks after the network handed out its usual early renewals to 16 series, with the drama noticeably absent from the list. The procedural continues to pull in solid numbers for the network despite several recent cast departures.
CBS’s procedural drama Criminal Minds may be aging, but it still has some vigor among DVR viewers. The March 1 episode of Minds posted a 2.2 rating among viewers 18-49 with seven-day DVR playback added in, according to Nielsen. That was up 69%, or 0.9 points, from its original 1.3 live-plus-same-day DVR playback rating.