Criminal Minds just received an order for 15 episodes for Season 14, however that"s not collection in stone, no one is that is future, Deadline reported Sunday.
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"Sometimes trimming episodes" means being able "to get an ext originals ~ above the air," CBS Entertainment chairman Kelly Kahl said to the publication. "They perhaps can obtain a couple of much more episodes. It counts where they space in production" once it comes time for that decision. Also if the season stays at 15, "we consider that a complete season," Kahl said TVLine Sunday.
"I left the 22 up on my calendar in situation they do provide us more" episodes, executive, management producer Harry lug wrote on Twitter in July. "I will already have it in tow if castle do and also be all set to pounce. I don"t think so however ready if they do."
With the late renewal and fewer episodes, some are wondering if this might be the series" critical season. Kahl isn"t phone call it that yet. "We will have actually an honest conversation with them at the right time," she told Deadline.
CBS didn"t renew Criminal Minds for its 14th season until May. The network had actually renewed 11 reflects in April. Six others had already been fix up at the point. That"s not a authorize fans must prepare to say goodbye. The collection hasn"t been part of the mass rejuvenation news from CBS for a couple seasons.
CBS fix up 16 mirrors in march 2017, while Criminal Minds to be picked up because that its 13th season the following month, because of discussions between CBS and the studio that co-produces it, abc Studios, according to Deadline. As soon as the network fix up 11 mirrors in in march 2016, Criminal Minds was missing from the list. It was renewed in might that year, the job after the Season 11 finale aired.
The many recent renewal guarantees the series hits a milestone, 300 episodes, through the Season 14 premiere. The episode needs to solve the finale cliffhanger, which saw 2 team members in the clutches the a serial killer cult. One of the cult members is an FBI agent, who threatened to kill technical Analyst Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) if Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) doesn"t totally free her leader, Benjamin David Merva (Michael Hogan), indigenous the agency"s custody.
"Shooting the 300th episode of #CriminalMinds now and can"t wait for you to see," showrunner Erica Messer tweeted July 18.
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Above, Daniel Henney, Adam Rodriguez, Paget Brewster, Aisha Tyler, Erica Messer, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler space pictured in ~ the 300th episode Cake cutting Celebration. The milestone episode will air together the "Criminal Minds" Season 14 premiere. Cliff Lipson/CBSCriminal Minds Season 14 Premieres Wednesday, October 3 at 10 p.m. ET ~ above CBS.