The series finale of Criminal Minds is tonight, Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Criminal Minds ends this week after 15 seasons.
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or you want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS Channel, you can then watch the show live or on-demand on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in most markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most new shows on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
CBS (live in most markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS and not any other channels. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead:
Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch the show live or on-demand on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
‘Criminal Minds’ Preview
After a decade and a half of catching bad guys at the BAU, there’s only two hours left of the CBS series. But there is still plenty to look forward to in the series finale aside from saying goodbye to the team.
“There’s so much to wrap up, just with our our trajectory of catching, or hunting for, I should say, The Chameleon,” executive producer Erica Messer teased to TV Guide ahead of Wednesday’s finale. The first half of the finale will focus on the hunt for Everett Lynch (Michael Mosley), aka The Chameleon, who has spent a full season evading the team. So now it is finally time for justice.
While the hunt for Lynch will test the team in new ways, the finale won’t be overly intense. Messer told TV Guide that she and her creative team included lighter material that makes the BAU feel like friends.
“Everett Lynch has been a thorn in Rossi’s side since the end of Season 14. So, we have to have that make a bigger impact than it already did, on our team and on Rossi specifically,” Messer told TV Guide.
It has been a year since Rossi nearly died at the hands of Everett Lynch, a.k.a. “The Chameleon,” and he has developed some new theories, with inspiration from his former partner, Jason Gideon (Ben Savage), and the team sets out to capture Lynch. Dr. Reid suffers from a brain injury and, while experiencing hallucinations, is visited by ghosts from his past. The entire BAU team comes together to celebrate Rossi’s retirement.
Criminal Minds surrounds a team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s criminals, anticipating their next strike. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.
Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol. Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid is a misunderstood genius who lacks a social IQ on par with his intellect. Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau is the team’s former unit liaison turned profiler who manages motherhood and marriage like a second job. Penelope Garcia is the team’s tech wizard who helps research cases. Dr. Tara Lewis is a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’ve been captured to determine if they are able to stand trial. Luke Alvez is a former Army ranger and tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force. Special Agent Simmons joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise.
The series is written by executive producer Erica Messer and series star Kirsten Vangsness.
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