"CRIMINAL MINDS" is a suspense thriller about an elite squad of profilers who analyze the country's most twisted serial criminal minds, anticipating their next move before they strike again.
This psychological series stars Mandy Patinkin ("Dead Like Me," "Chicago Hope"), Thomas Gibson ("Darhma & Greg"), Shemar Moore (Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Matthew Gray Gubler ("The Life Acquatic") and Lola Glaudini ("Your Friends and Neighbors").
When there are no further leads to a serial case, the FBI quickly turns to the Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico. While regular detectives study the evidence of a crime, this unit looks at the behavior of the criminal to narrow down the suspect pool. They hunt from the inside out - not examining evidence in a lab, instead studying offenders' behavior both at the scenes of the crimes and where they live or work in order to see how they think.
Leading the team is Special Agent Jason Gideon (Patinkin), the FBI's top behavioral analyst. The experts on Gideon's team include Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Special Agent Aaron Hotch (Thomas), a family man who is able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Moore), an expert on obsession crimes; and Elle Greenway (Glaudini), an agent with a background in sexual offenses who is motivated by her own unsolved assault years before. Each member of the team brings their own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in order to stop them.
Mark Gordon and Ed Bernero are executive producers of this series from Touchstone Television in association with Paramount Network Television. Jeff Davis and Deborah Spera serve as co-executive producers.