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'Criminal Minds' Spoilers For The Season 11 Finale Tease Trouble For Hotch

5/4/2016 3:09pm EDT
The Season 11 finale of “Criminal Minds” airs Wednesday night on CBS and fans will want to make sure they tune in for this one. There is a wild case developing and everybody will be left anxious for word on whether another season is on the way. What “Criminal Minds” spoilers are available for this one?

As TV Guide details, Hotch will be taken into custody as JJ and the kids watch and “Criminal Minds” spoilers detail that he will be accused of making a terrorist threat. Of course, fans and the BAU team will know he did nothing of the sort, but Hotch and his colleagues will be scrambling to ...

Shemar Moore Calls It Quits From Criminal Minds

3/24/2016 3:01pm EDT
Shemar Moore News: Actor Leaving CBS' 'Criminal Minds' After 11
It's been 11 long years, but Shemar Moore has decided to throw in the towel. The Criminal Minds actor is leaving the popular CBS television drama and has eyes on the news phase of his life -- thanks to his beloved mother.

Moore, who turns 46 next in April, sat down for an interview with TV Guide about his status on the show. Fans learned about Shemar's shocking departure during last night's Criminal Minds episode.

Shemar's character in the series, Derek Morgan, dropped the news that he was moving on from the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the Bureau. His reason: to put his energies into hi...

Great Actors Back On TV In 2016

2/7/2016 12:03pm EST
Welcome Back: Great Actors Back On TV In 2016
A few weeks ago, we gave you our list of great actors whose existing performances deserve more attention on TV. But there are also a number of talents who will be going back to the small screen with new projects in the next few months, and you don't want to miss these four actors either.

Alana de la Garza has been tapped as the replacement for Anna Gunn on the Criminal Minds spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which premieres Mar. 16 at 10 p.m. after the original series. De La Garza will play SSA Clara Seger, and after her great work as Det. Jo Martinez on ABC's Forever and ADA Connie...

TheMysterious House In Patricia Cornwell's 'Depraved Heart' To 'Scare Your Socks Off'

11/7/2015 2:05pm EST
Patricia Cornwell Calls Her Latest, 'Depraved Heart,' A 'Good Sp
Patricia Cornwell has 23 New York Times best-selling novels and 25 years of experience in crime thrillers. She's guest-starred on Criminal Minds and is well-known for how much forensic science she packs into every book. She's still going strong with her latest in the Kay Scarpetta series, Depraved Heart, which was released on October 27. Starpulse spoke with Patricia last week about the new book and how she's stayed on top of the mystery world for so long.

23 books is about 21 more than most people could ever imagine writing, so what has kept Patricia writing the Scarpetta series since 199...

Why Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Quitting Criminal Minds?

5/8/2015 8:30am EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt Will Not To Return To 'Criminal Minds' Afte
Jennifer Love Hewitt won't be returning to "Criminal Minds" next year. Her character, Kate Callahan called it quits in "The Hunt," the season 10 finale that aired this past Wednesday. Now, showrunner Erica Messer confirms it: no Kate in season 11.

And if you saw "The Hunt," you probably know more about Hewitt's departure than you realize. In the episode, Callahan turn in her badge to devote herself to being a mom full-time. And that's exactly what Hewitt- who's currently got baby #2 on the way- is doing.

Says Messer (via EW): "Because she’s due in July, when we would start shooting season...

A.J. Cook Talks 'Criminal Minds': 'The Facade Is Going To Start To Crack'

1/14/2015 12:06pm EST
A.J. Cook Talks 'Criminal Minds': 'The Facade Is Going To Start
A.J. Cook previously gave us the rundown on season nine of CBS's Criminal Minds, and she was back to talk about tonight's episode, "The Forever People." It's an important episode for her character, Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, who finally has to face some of the emotions she's been repressing since she was kidnapped in the show's 200th episode last season.

"It's coming up on her year anniversary with the abduction in episode 200, and all that craziness that went down," she told us. "[J.J.]'s been suppressing and pushing down all these feelings and emotions for about a year. And you can only do ...

5 Scoops: Spoilers On '2 Broke Girls,' 'Criminal Minds,' And More

10/27/2014 11:15am EDT
2 Broke Girls
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are scoops of this week's the "2 Broke Girls" premiere, "Parenthood," "Criminal Minds" and more...

Reality bites! Monday nights are about to get snarkier when CBS' "2 Broke Girls" premieres on Oct. 27! Max and Caroline are in fighting form when Kim Kardashian wants to film her reality show at their cupcake shop. Check out the sneak peek above. Make a reservation for "2 ...

Jennifer Love Hewitt To Join The Cast Of 'Criminal Minds'

7/1/2014 10:55pm EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt has found a new home on television following the cancelation of her Lifetime series The Client List back in November.

Hewitt will now join hit CBS crime drama Criminal Minds in a recurring role as an undercover FBI agent named Kate Callahan. The actress will join stars Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore and Jeanne Tripplehorn as part of the agency's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).

"We're thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast," said 'Criminal Minds' executive producer Erica Messer in a statement on Tuesda...

Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

5/15/2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.


ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...

A.J. Cook Previews 'Criminal Minds' Season Finale

5/14/2014 12:05pm EDT
A.J. Cook Previews 'Criminal Minds' Season Finale
Criminal Minds has put viewers on the edge of our seats again with its season finale. In last week's part one of two, multiple members of the BAU team were injured in a shootout, and one character is rumored to be leaving the series in tonight's conclusion, "Demons." To get the dish on the season-ender, BFTV checked back in with A.J. Cook, who plays agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau, after she spoke with us for the season premiere back in September.

While you're biting your nails waiting to see who survives, A.J. said she too gets nervous when it comes time for the season finale. "Absolutely. A...

CBS Renews A Ton Of Shows

3/13/2014 3:16pm EDT
The Good Wife
CBS issued renewals to NCIS, NCIS: LA, CSI, Criminal Minds, Person Of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mom, Mike and Molly, Two and a Half Men, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Undercover Boss, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours. Add to that the renewal of The Big Bang Theory, and CBS just renewed a whopping 20 shows.

Not being picked up, but still not cancelled, are The Mentalist, Intelligence, Hostages, and The Crazy Ones. I would definitely rule out Intelligence and Hostages. Both failed to grab huge audiences. I think The Mentalist will prob...

A.J. Cook Previews 'Criminal Minds' Season 9 Premiere

9/25/2013 12:15pm EDT
Criminal Minds
Since it airs on the same network as NCIS and CSI, you'd be forgiven for not recognizing what a juggernaut Criminal Minds is. The serial killer-hunting drama returns tonight for its ninth season, and longtime cast member A.J. Cook - who plays Special Agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau - joined BFTV last week to preview the opening episodes and discuss how the pull-no-punches procedural has stayed on the air for about three times as long as most shows.

"I feel like our viewers have really come to love these characters," she theorized, "and I feel like our show is not overly publicized, so I think...

2013 Fall TV Preview: The Returning Shows On The CW & CBS

9/4/2013 6:00pm EDT
The CW and CBS are complete opposites. The CW shouldn't be in business, and CBS is THE business. The CW aims for teenagers to lose their sh!t on social media. CBS aims for the median age of the people in my office. I've never understood the Blue Bloods audience more than in the last year. My interest in The CW is odd and possibly unhealthy. I'm endlessly fascinated with its shows and attractive actors. I'll watch Reign just for Adelaide Kane. I'm not endlessly fascinated by CBS. CBS lulls me to sleep. I never wrote about Elementary's "Pilot" because I went to sleep mid-episode. I never watc...

Joe Mantegna on 'Criminal Minds' Finale, Revisiting 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

5/17/2013 12:05pm EDT
Criminal Minds
Joe Mantegna is one of the great actors in show business. Whatever the medium or the genre, he always delivers an outstanding performance. On television, he's best known as Special Agent David Rossi on CBS's long-running procedural Criminal Minds. Mantegna joined BFTV yesterday to discuss next week's double-length Criminal Minds season finale and what it's been like for him to bring Rossi to life for the last six years.

"It's a two hour episode," the actor said of Wednesday's final installment. "It's like a little movie in a way. We're able to pull out all stops and devote our energy, our ...

Beth Riesgraf Talks 'Criminal Minds' and the End of 'Leverage'

1/23/2013 9:00am EST
Beth Riesgraf
Leverage may be gone, but Beth Riesgraf is still very much around. The actress followed up her five-season run as Parker on the TNT caper drama with a three-episode stint as Maeve Donovan, a new love interest for Dr. Spencer Reid, on CBS's Criminal Minds. Beth recently visited BFTV to talk about her arc on Criminal Minds, what it was like to join another series, and her parting words for Leverage's devoted fans.

"Matthew Gubler called me to see if I would be interested in doing a spot on the show and if I was even going to be available. The dates worked out perfect with Leverage," said Rie...

'Criminal Minds' Star Paget Brewster Gets Re-Animated in New Season of 'Dan Vs.'

11/17/2012 9:15am EST
Paget Brewster
Fans know the talented and gorgeous Paget Brewster from her role as Emily Prentiss on CBS' Criminal Minds - but what you don't know is that she's one-third of one of the funniest shows on TV. On The Hub's animated comedy Dan Vs., Paget plays Elise, who tries to help her husband Chris keep his perpetually enraged best friend Dan out of trouble - and also happens to be the government's top superspy.

Today marks the third-season premiere of Dan Vs., in which Dan (voiced by Curtis Armstrong) spends each episode trying to get his revenge against something or someone that he believes has done ...

2012 Television Premiere Dates

9/8/2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...

CBS Unveils Just Four New Shows For 2012-13 Season; Cancels 'CSI: Miami'

5/16/2012 1:01pm EDT
CBS series Elementary
CBS just announced its new 2012-2013 primetime schedule, which includes four new series. The network is also making four key time period moves.

Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, commented, "These new series feature a great range of bold concepts, rich characters, big stars and fresh faces. From a new take on Sherlock Holmes to an epic battle for control of 1960s Las Vegas to a working-class point of view in a prestigious law firm, the dramas each have a unique style and sensibility."

The new series are:

-"Elementary," a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Hol...

TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

1/7/2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds


Top 10 Creepiest Film & TV Serial Killers

10/29/2011 8:00am EDT
Top Ten Creepiest Fictional Serial Killers
Factual serial killers are scary. The idea that someone might be out there, on a deserted road or lurking in an alleyway, waiting to murder you is a horrible, horrible thought. But let’s face it: most of the time it’s the serial killers who keep you up at night are the ones that live on your television screen.

We’ve all been there: A Criminal Minds marathon on A&E, a Law and Order binge on Netflix instant... sometimes fictional serial killers are the creepiest ones of all. As Halloween approaches, I’d like to catalogue the 10 creepiest fictional serial killers.

10. Nicole Wallace (Law ...

Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

9/6/2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...

CBS Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

5/18/2011 11:57am EDT
Blue Bloods
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: "Person Of Interest," a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; "Unforgettable," starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every det...

Ratings: Over 10 Million Viewers Check Out 'Mr. Sunshine'

2/11/2011 9:46am EST
Matthew Perry  | Photo Credits: Adam Larkey/ABC
How many friends does Chandler still have? Well, it turns out Matthew Perry had nearly 10.6 million who checked out the premiere of his new series, Mr. Sunshine.

Taking the timeslot (9:30/8:30c) usually occupied by fellow Friends alum Courteney Cox's sitcom, his show greatly improved on her numbers; last week, Cougar Town got 6.6 million. The last time ABC did so well during that half-hour was...

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Brianna Brown: Busy And Loving It

2/8/2011 9:10pm EST
Brianna Brown
Brianna Brown is good at keeping herself busy – sometimes in spite of herself.

The energetic actress, a Twin Cities native who landed in Hollywood over a decade ago, is currently enjoying the success of her most recent role, Dr. Lisa Niles on ABC’s ‘General Hospital.’ She took over the part early last year in what she calls a ‘Fatal Attraction’ storyline. Her arc piqued so much interest it helped the storyline to be named Soap Opera Digest’s best of 2010.

In a phone interview, the witty Brown fondly describes Lisa as “just really manipulative.” It’s a departure from her earlier roles...

Jason Alexander Returning To TV

12/9/2010 2:31pm EST
Jason Alexander
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is set to return to TV - the funnyman is in talks to develop a small screen drama about a struggling actor.

Alexander is in negotiations with CBS network bosses to develop, produce and star in a new hour-long series, according to trade paper Variety.

The as-yet-untitled show reportedly centers around a struggling actor who joins his ex-wife's detective agency, and then becomes an expert in disguise by using his acting skills.

Alexander last starred as a sports show host for Listen Up in 2005 and has since guest starred in programs including Criminal Minds ...

Gay 'Criminal Minds' Star Kirsten Vangsness To Get Married In Every Country Possible

9/24/2010 8:30am EDT
Kirsten Vangsness
Criminal Minds star Kristen Vangsness is planning to turn her same-sex wedding into a world tour - exchanging vows in every country.

The actress, who plays computer expert Penelope Garcia in the TV series, was forced to postpone her wedding plans in 2009 when gay marriage was outlawed in California, but now she and fiancee Melanie Goldstein have plans to turn their big day into a global celebration.

She tells, "We're going to do it in 2013 - no matter what. Melanie wants us to go to every place that it's (gay marriage) legal and just collect marriage certificates from places l...

CBS Fall 2010 Line-Up: What And When To Watch

9/23/2010 11:00am EDT
Presenting Starpulse's quick-and-dirty guide to this fall's new CBS programming.

First, the new:

Mike & Molly, Mon. Sept. 20, 9:30/8:30 CST -- America's obesity epidemic has left a lot us a bit fluffier, and "Mike & Molly" might be CBS's attempt to deliver a show we can relate to. Unfortunately, that seems to be the extent of the humor -- being fluffy. The main characters, played by Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") and Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls"), meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, fall for each other, and deal with the modern-day problems overweight couples face. Time will tel...

'Criminal Minds' Fans Protest A.J. Cook's Departure

6/17/2010 3:00pm EDT
A.J. Cook
Fans of hit TV show Criminal Minds have launched an online campaign to have cast member A.J. Cook reinstated after network bosses decided not to renew her contract for another season.

The actress has reportedly been axed from the crime drama after five years, with a source telling she has been dropped for "creative reasons".

However, devotees are not happy about her exit and more than 12,000 fans have signed a petition calling for executives at CBS to reverse the decision. Cook has now thanked fans for their devotion with a post on her page, writing, "Your kind w...

Deborah Puette Takes the Lead In A New Indie Short, 'Nuture'

6/15/2010 7:00am EDT
Deborah Puette
You may not realize that you know versatile actress, Deborah Puette, but chances are you do. Puette has been in everything from NBC’s hit comedy ‘The Office’ to the Pulitzer Prize nominated play ‘The Glory of Living’ in which she plays a pregnant teenager turned serial killer. Along with wrapping a staring role in an upcoming Independent short film, ‘Nuture’ the actress took on three roles in this year’s May sweeps including; ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Criminal Minds’, and ‘Parks and Recreation’.

Yeah, we said she was versatile.

We were lucky to get the opportunity to interrupt Puette’s busy sche...

2010-11 TV Lineup

5/20/2010 9:05am EDT
2010 Fall TV Lineup
The big networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox & CW) unveiled their schedules for the 2010-11 season this week at their various upfront presentations. Several shows were canceled (such as "Heroes," "Ghost Whisperer" & "Law & Order"), while many new series were added to the lineup ("Hawaii Five-O" & "The Event.")

Check out the schedule to see if your favorite shows made the cut and to find out which new series are coming your way:


8 p.m. House
9 p.m. Lonestar (new)

8 p.m. Glee
9 p.m. Raising Hope (new)
9:30 p.m. Running Wilde (new)

8 p.m. Lie to Me
9 p.m. Hell's Kitch...