Why Paramount+ Is Reviving ‘Criminal Minds’ – Just One Year After CBS Cancellation

Tony Maglio
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Paramount+ is bringing back “Criminal Minds,” both the original series and an expanding fact-based franchise, in a big way. The streamer now known as CBS All Access is developing a “Criminal Minds” revival and even a complimentary docuseries, “The Real Criminal Minds,” for its post-rebrand days, which are just one week away. Doubling down on a show that was canceled just last year after an impressive 15-season run may seem like an unusual strategy, but “Criminal Minds” found an even better home after CBS. It found Netflix. Also Read: Paramount+ Adds 'Criminal Minds' Companion Docuseries With Upcoming Revival CBS All Access, which will turn into Paramount+ on March 4, currently has Seasons 13-15 of “Criminal Minds” available for subscribers. Seasons 1-12 are licensed to Netflix in a shared arrangement expected to continue into next year, a person with knowledge of the split-rights deal told TheWrap. During Wednesday’s ViacomCBS Streaming Investor Day, executives said that Paramount+ will carry all 15 seasons of “Criminal Minds.” Timing and exclusivity were not discussed, but you can bet your bottom dollar (and all the billions of dollars being invested into Paramount+) Netflix doesn’t want to lose your dad’s favorite procedural. On Thursday, Nielsen revealed that...

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