Profiling 'Criminal Minds,' The Procedural That Asked "Why?"

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Profiling 'Criminal Minds,' The Procedural That Asked "Why?"

Before Criminal Minds, most police procedurals focused on the "who" bit of "whodunit." But, when the Mandy Patinkin CBS series debuted in 2005, it was one of the first to ask not only "who," but "why." What resulted was a series that lasted over 300 episodes and 15 years — even if all of its cast didn't. Patinkin included, who called his two seasons on the show his "biggest mistake."

You, like the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, might wonder... why? My TV. Watch. Repeat. co-host Allison Piwowarski and I get into all of it on our latest episode, which delves into the history and impact of Criminal Minds. During the episode, we learn about Matthew Gray Gubler's surprising pre-Criminal Minds career, which gigantic series it actually beat in the ratings, and how Kirsten Vangsness lasted more than just the one episode she was cast for. Plus: Criminal Minds' Friends tie-in, and Thomas Gibson's splash in a hot tub.

So grab your private jets (wheels up in five, btw) and enjoy the story of Criminal Minds on our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our other pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!

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