CBS has finally made the announcement. It has finally gone ahead and picked up Criminal Minds for Season 12.
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Following a Criminal Minds Season 11 finale that left fans on the edges of their seats, CBS has not waited long to deliver the very good news:
This beloved procedural has been picked up for Season 12.
Viewers had been nervous about the show's fate because it was not included among the network's initial round of pick-ups earlier this year.
Criminal Minds averaged 9 million total viewers over its 22-episode run, a higher figure than fellow CBS drama Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife.
Its 1.8 rating among 18-49-year olds also ranked third on CBS, behind only The Big Bang theory and NCIS.