July 7, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 3 Rossi and Hotchner (Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson) and the rest of the team must profile a dead serial killer. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (left) guest-stars. With Shemar Moore (right).
November 29, 2011 |
Musical scores are crucial to a host of TV series, but no other show uses background music as extensively as Criminal Minds . It can make a scary serial killer almost unbearably stomach-turning, or transform a brightly lit police station into midnight at Dracula's castle. The show's cues, which is what TV and film people call the individual sequences that play as scenes unfold, may lack the lyrics and catchy melodies of the songs on Glee , and they may not sound like music to most viewers, but they can help define character and mood as much as anything that appears on the screen.
May 9, 2015 |
Hewitt leaves 'Criminal Minds' for new arrival The makers of Criminal Minds on CBS said Wednesday that star Jennifer Love Hewitt has left the show after one season on it. In the finale of Season 11 Wednesday, Hewitt's character, FBI agent Kate Callahan, resigns, saying she wants to concentrate on her coming baby. Which - says showrunner Erica Messer - is exactly what JLH is doing. Jen's second baby with hubby Brian Hallisa y, joining 16-month-old daughter Autumn , is skedded for July.
January 10, 2007 |
If you keep your eyes peeled during the Super Bowl, you might spot cast members from Criminal Minds in the stands. But you won't see Thomas Gibson. CBS has awarded the plum postgame spot on Feb. 4 to its series about an elite FBI behavioral analysis unit that hunts serial killers. So, many of the cast will be in Miami for the big game to glad-hand sponsors and be photographed in the seats. But not Gibson, who plays Agent Hotchner, the unit's intense supervisor. "If the game were in California, I'd be there in a heartbeat," says Gibson, 46. "But I have to work Monday morning.
February 16, 2011 |
I hate the new CBS show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior , which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. But that doesn't mean you'll hate it. It's a spinoff of Criminal Minds , which, many weeks, is a top-10 show. Episodes routinely attract 10 million viewers. It's a big performer in countries around the world and in reruns on A&E. The criminal minds under study are those of the most twisted perps on TV. Also under study: their handiwork, which is frequently horrific beyond anything any normal TV writer would ever think up. Criminal Minds makes CSI seem like a tea party.
February 16, 2011
CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR 10 tonight, Channel 3. HOW MANY TV shows does it take to keep up with the nation's serial killers? One more than we had last week, apparently. Starting tonight, with the premiere of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo join the search for the kind of criminals who don't often turn up on local police blotters. Twisted, complicated and generally smarter than the average bear, they're the perpetrators Hollywood loves to hate, worthy opponents for actors whose credentials qualify them for something better than playing hide-and-seek with more typical miscreants.
May 13, 2015 |
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
September 25, 2007 |
Sorry, ladies, Shemar Moore won't go shirtless. At least not when he plays super-serious FBI sleuth Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds . It's a matter of acting cred. "As soon as I take my shirt off, they're going to say, 'He takes his shirt off because that's the only reason people will watch him,' " Moore explained during a recent visit to Philadelphia. And while he's proud of his six-pack and the rest of the arsenal that made him a GQ model, Moore wants you to know that he's an actor, not a walking sculpture - an actor with ambitions to become a movie star.
June 10, 2009 |
You can have your Mentalist, your Lie to Me, and your Criminal Minds - when it comes to suave sleuthing, Hercule Poirot has them beat. The good news is that David Suchet, who played the role of the natty little Belgian for 20 years, will be back on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! June 21 for two new episodes. Suchet's ambition is to finish all of Agatha Christie's Poirot mysteries on television. So far, he's done 62 and has, he thinks, 10 more to go. The DVD of these two adventures will land in stores on July 7. Return of the actress.
November 3, 2007 |
Nielsen recently began furnishing weekly breakdowns of ratings in the country's eight largest TV markets. The results suggest some interesting regional differences, particularly about our area. We embrace certain series like Law & Order: SVU and Shark more avidly than the rest of the country. In New York, on the other hand, they love their 60 Minutes. It ranks No. 8 there, versus No. 19 nationally. Start spreadin' the news, Andy Rooney. In Chicago, they were glued to the 20/20 special on the California fires (No. 7)