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‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ Episode Guide: How Many Episodes on Paramount+?

Our favorite Behavioral Analysis Unit is back and more chaotic than ever! Criminal Minds is making its big return through a new limited series, Criminal Minds: Evolution, which arrives nearly three years after the original series went off air.

The series sees many fan-favorite actors reprising their original characters as they investigate an unsub who built a team of serial killers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The synopsis teases, “As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time.” Zach Gilford from Midnight Mass newly joins the cast as antagonist Elias Voit.

In Decider’s review of the two-episode premiere, we wrote that Evolution “honors what made the original series great and accomplishes the laudable feat of adding depth to characters that fans have already known for over a decade.”

Want to learn more about Criminal Minds: Evolution? Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss a single episode.

How Many Episodes Are In Criminal Minds: Evolution?

Criminal Minds: Evolution will feature 10 episodes. The first two episodes, “Just Getting Started” and “Sicarius” and will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ beginning Thursday, November 24. Following its premiere, new episodes will air weekly on Thursdays, until its mid-season finale on Thursday, December 15. The season will proceed on Thursday, January 12 with weekly episodes dropping until the finale on Thursday, February 9.

When Do New Episodes of Criminal Minds: Evolution Premiere?

New episodes of Criminal Minds: Evolution will air weekly on Thursday, however the series will take a pesky mid-season break. Here is the full list of episodes for this season:

  • Episode 1, “Just Getting Started”: November 24
  • Episode 2, “Sicarius”: November 24
  • Episode 3, “Moose”: December 1
  • Episode 4, “Pay-Per-View”: “December 8
  • Episode 5, “Oedipus Wrecks”: December 15
  • Episode 6, “True Conviction”: January 12, 2023
  • Episode 7, “Pieces of Me”: January 19, 2023
  • Episode 8, “Pas De Deux”: January 26, 2023
  • Episode 9: February 2, 2023
  • Episode 10: February 9, 2023

Who’s in the Cast of Criminal Minds: Evolution?

Criminal Minds: Evolution sees the return of Joe Mantegna as David Rossi, A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia, Aisha Tyler as Tara Lewis, Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez, and Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss. Zach Gilford joins the cast as the unsub, Elias Voit.

Where to Stream Criminal Minds: Evolution:

Criminal Minds: Evolution is exclusively streaming on Paramount+, so you’ll need to be a Paramount+ subscriber in order to watch. The streamer’s least expensive ad-supported plan costs $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year), while premium plan is $9.99 a month (or $99.99 per year). Both plans come with a one-week free trial, in case you want to wait to binge-watch the series after it finishes airing.

For those with cable, CBS Television Network will do a special broadcast airing of the first episode on Thursday, November 24 at 10 PM local time.

Is There A Trailer for Criminal Minds: Evolution?

Yes! Check out the full trailer for the crime drama reboot above.

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