Criminal Minds (R) is an American police procedural crime drama television series. The series is produced by The Mark Gordon Company, in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios. Criminal Minds is set primarily at the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) based in Quantico, Virginia. Criminal Minds differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the “unsub” or “unknown subject”, rather than the crime itself.
An elite team of FBI profilers analyzes the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The plot focuses on the team working cases and on the personal lives of the characters, depicting the hardened life and statutory requirements of a profiler. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.
Criminal Minds TV Show Information
- Channel: CBS
- First Aired: September 22, 2005
- Episode length: 42 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 13
- Creator: Jeff Davis
- Actors: Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna
- Genre: Police procedural, Action, Thriller, Crime drama
How To Watch Criminal Minds
There are several different ways to watch Criminal Minds without cable. This TV show is aired on CBS. To find which online TV streaming services have CBS as part of their channel lineup you can read our streaming services review. You can use a streaming service to watch on-demand or on live television.
It is also possible to buy this TV show on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW as a download or rent it on Microsoft Store online. Below are our top choices to watch Criminal Minds.
Stream Criminal Minds With Hulu
Hulu is both a live TV streaming service and an on-demand streaming service. You can either watch this show live as it airs or you can watch the most recent season and episodes on-demand. Plans begin at $40/month. To learn more about this service read our Hulu review.
Live Stream Criminal Minds With DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is a live TV streaming service. Subscribers of the base package get access to CBS in most markets. With this streaming service, you can watch Criminal Minds live as it airs on TV. Plans start at $35/month and include 60+ channels. There are no annual contracts or cumbersome satellite dishes. To learn more about this service read our DIRECTV NOW review.
Watch Criminal Minds With Sling TV
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service. You can watch this show live as it airs or you can watch it on-demand. CBS comes standard in most viewing markets on the base channel package which starts at $20. The good news is that Sling TV regularly offers free devices if you prepay a few months. To learn more about this service read our Sling TV review.
Watch Criminal Minds On-Demand With Netflix
Netflix is an on-demand streaming service. Netflix lets you binge-watch entire seasons of this TV show. This is the least expensive way to catch this amazing TV show as plans begin at $7.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Netflix review.
Which Devices Stream Criminal Minds
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Criminal Minds. To learn more click on the icons below or read our streaming device guide.