“Criminal Minds” to End After 15 Seasons

Get ready for a momentous ride Criminal Minds.

CBS’ criminal drama is coming to an end, with Season 15 being its final season. 

The network has confirmed the news announcing that the show, will come back for another season, but it will be its last. 

The cast and crew are hard at work on the show’s 14th season with the season finale set to air on February 6. The 10-episode 15th season is set to air in the 2019-2020 season. By the end of its 15th and final season, Criminal Minds, which follows the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit who profile criminals while investigating crimes,would have produced more than 320 episodes making it one of the longest-running dramas on American television.

“It is the quintessential CBS hit. We are so proud to have aired it,” said CBS’ EVP of current programs, Amy Reisenbach. “It speaks to everything we do best, which is air quality television. It’s been successful not only on air but online, in syndication, internationally for ABC [Studios].”

“It’s really bittersweet, but I’m so, so grateful to CBS for giving us this heads-up,” Erica Messer, executive producer, told TVLine. “I think one of my biggest fears was always, ‘Oh man, what if we don’t know’ and then they just don’t bring back the show? But they respect this series and the cast and the crew and the fans enough to end this properly.”