'Criminal Minds' renewed for 15th and final season

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CBS has announced that beloved crime show Criminal Minds is finally coming to an end after 15 seasons.

"Hey, #CriminalMinds fans - we've got big news". The cast and crew are now filming the Season 14 finale and will remain in continuous production to knock out the last 10 episodes.

"Next, get ready for a momentous ride: Season 15 will be our epic final season", the tweet read alongside a cast photo.

"Criminal Minds" will end after Season 15, which will begin production immediately after Season 14.

Once the final episodes have aired, the entire series will have spanned 325 episodes. "We are so proud to have aired it", said CBS' EVP of current programs, Amy Reisenbach.

Criminal Minds airs Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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According to Deadline, CBS, CBS TV Studios and co-producers ABC Studios agreed to extend Criminal Minds for an additional 10 episodes to allow the series a "proper ending" after showrunner Erica Messer deemed extra episodes necessary to prevent Season 14 ending with a series finale or unresolved cliffhangers.

Created and produced by Jeff Davis, Criminal Minds centers on a group of highly skilled Federal Bureau of Investigation profilers who work at the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), using their knowledge of criminal profiling and victimology to anticipate what each "unsub" (or "unknown subject") will do next. So far, we know that the final season will feel more like a serial drama than a procedural.

She also teased that baddies from seasons past might pop up again, as could former Criminal Minds cast members.

Rumors that Criminal Minds would be canceled have been swirling since past year.

Once Patinkin left the show, I kind of lost interest.

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