Where to Watch Every Episode of "Criminal Minds" Ahead of the Revival
For 15 years, "Criminal Minds" captured the hearts of audiences around the world and garnered a huge following that's influenced several spinoffs, an international adaptation, and even a video game. The CBS crime series, which spanned 15 seasons and over 300 episodes, was Netflix's most-watched TV show in the US in 2021, beating out other record-breaking originals like "Squid Game" and "Bridgerton," according to The Hollywood Reporter. To the shock of the show's millions of fans, Netflix removed "Criminal Minds" from its platform in June 2022, leaving many wondering where to watch the binge-worthy series.
What Is "Criminal Minds" About?
"Criminal Minds" centers around a team of criminal profilers who work for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they use psychology to understand the minds and motives of serial killers, all while investigating existing murders and working to stop new perpetrators from committing other crimes. Each member of the team has their own area of expertise, which proves to be useful when narrowing down suspects — aka unkon unsubs — and putting them away.
Why Did "Criminal Minds" Leave Netflix?
When "Criminal Minds" officially left Netflix on June 30, 2022, every fan screamed, "Now where can I stream 'Criminal Minds' season 13?!" (Or was I the only person in the middle of season 13?) The reasoning for the show's departure was actually quite simple. According to Newsweek, "Criminal Minds" moved platforms because its licensing agreement reached the end of its term. Paramount+ is CBS (the network on which the show originally aired's) streaming platform, so it makes sense "Criminal Minds" ultimately landed there.
"Criminal Minds" may have left Netflix, but at least you can still catch the thrilling series on a couple streamer before the reboot hits Paramount+ later this year!
Where to Stream "Criminal Minds"
Paramount+ currently has two available plans, with pricing set at $4.99/month with ads, or $9.99/month for the ad-free option. Hulu, on the other hand, has a variety of plans ranging from $6.99/month with ads to $12.99/month for the ad-free option. Paramount+ has a one-week free trial available if you'd like to try and race through the first couple of seasons in that time.