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The "Criminal Minds" Reboot Officially Has a Premiere Date
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Introduction: The Evergreen Appeal of "Criminal Minds"

Procedural crime TV dramas are usually a hit or miss. Some garner audience attention and manage to sustain it for years, while others lose their charm quite fast. However, CBS's "Criminal Minds," famed for its tales of intricate crime profiling, represents a success story, running for 15 seasons and 324 episodes, thrilling audiences for over a decade.

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A New Era: The Rise of "Criminal Minds: Evolution"

After two years hiatus following the series finale in 2020, the series is about to make an impressive comeback. This revival was confirmed by the streamer Paramount+, which doubles as the host of the entire original series, on Friday, Aug. 9. An interesting twist is that the reboot, officially dubbed "Criminal Minds: Evolution," will feature a season-long unsub played by "Friday Night Lights" alum Zach Gilford.

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The Legacy: The Original and Its Spin-offs 

"Criminal Minds" had previously given birth to two other spin-offs. "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" attempted to extend the show's legacy but fell short of the original's sky-reaching success, winding up after their first and second seasons, respectively.

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