It looks to be a happy new year for the fans of Criminal Minds as CBS has announced on Monday their midseason schedule.
The crime drama’s 10 episode swan song will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 8th at 9/8c with a two-hour premiere and will eventually wrap up with a two-hour series finale on Feb. 19th. After that SEAL Team will return from a seven-week hiatus to reclaim its time slot.
Also, the Eye Network has announced the launch dates for two freshman series, FBI: Most Wanted (Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10/9c) and Tommy (Thursday, Feb 6th at 10/9c). Most Wanted, a spinoff of Dick Wolf’s BI, centers on the Fugitive Task Force that tracks and captures notorious criminals on the bureau’s Most Wanted list, while the latter stars Edie Falco as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high ranking NYPD officer who becomes Los Angeles’ first female chief of police.
As for returning shows, MacGyver will open season four on Friday, Feb. 7th at 8/7c, pushing Hawaii Five-0 back an hour and benching Magnum P.I.’s second season run until MacGyver’s full season concludes. And NCIS: New Orleans, which just bid adieu to an original cast member, is moving to Sundays at 10/9c beginning Feb. 16th after Madam Secretary’s farewell season is over.
Here are the dates of returning shows (Man with a Plan and Broke will be announced at a later date).
Tuesday, Jan. 7
10/9c: FBI: Most Wanted
Wednesday, Jan. 8
8/7c Undercover Boss Season 9 (Survivor Season 40 takes over Feb 12)
9/8c Criminal Minds final season (special two-hour premiere)
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Thursday, Feb. 6
Friday, Feb. 7
9/8c Hawaii Five-0 (new time slot)
10/9c Blue Bloods
Sunday, Feb. 16
10/9c NCIS: New Orleans (new time)
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