'Criminal Minds' season 14 premiere date revealed

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 06, 2018
07:55 A.M.
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Fans of Criminal Minds don’t have to speculate what the date for season 14’s premiere will be. On Tuesday, the Executive Producer let the cat out of the bag.


Harry Bring announced via Twitter that the series would be back in September. The premiere will be the 300th episode of the show.

Criminal Minds' Executive Producer Harry Bring announcing on Twitter that the popular CBS crime drama will return on Wednesday, September 26. Bring revealed the news before an official announcement could be made from the show’s network.

The series first premiered in 2005 and was renewed for a fourteenth season in May, just after the finale of season 13. For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa.


The series was renewed despite having been down by 30 percent. It still had major success and has performed consistently for the network.

The series’ most recent season drew in an average of 5.7 million total viewers each week. It also had an average rating of 1.0 in the demographic of adults from 18 to 49.

‘Criminal Minds S14 premiere date confirmed. Wednesday September 26, 2018. 10pm CBS.’

Harry Bring, Twitter, July 3, 2018

The last episode left fans reeling as the fates of Penelope Garcia and Spencer Reid were hanging in the balance. Special Agent Mary Meadows pulled a gun on Reid and gave him an ultimatum.


He had to free The Messiah from the BAU or allow Garcia, who was taken hostage by cult members, to die. According to Entertainment Tonight, showrunner Erica Messer spoke about the finale and what Reid may do.


“He probably has five game plans happening in his head in that moment, as he's holding the gun at Meadows. Because what he won't do is anything jeopardizing Garcia, losing her life and being hurt in any way,” Messer shared.

“He's trying to figure out 'What do I do? What is the bigger plan here? Why do you need The Messiah out?’” the showrunner explained.


Messer shared that since Reid was holding a gun on Meadows, who's holding a gun on him, and there's somebody else holding a gun on Garcia. It appeared that there was no winning if everyone pulled their trigger.

The showrunner also teased that while they “want our wonderful heroes to be in the 300th episode,” there are “many different ways to go” and that the team will be forced to “solve one of the biggest cases they've ever seen without two of the most important players on their team."

Criminal Minds season 14 will be airing alongside Survivor and SEAL Team on Wednesdays on CBS.

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