America’s favorite crime show is back Wednesday, October 3, and fans of the fictionalized Behavioral Analysis Unit are excited to see the fourteenth season of the crime drama unfold. Criminal Minds premiered thirteen years ago in 2005, serving as a beacon of consistency among network crime shows that seem to be mainstays of modern television. The season 14 premiere, appropriately titled “300,” is the three hundredth episode of the drama that has produced quality suspense and action throughout its entire run. The season 13 finale left fans with a cliffhanger in which Reid and Garcia find themselves in dire circumstance. “300” has a simple description: “Penelope is the victim of an abduction.”
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid), Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia), and Joe Mantegna (David Rossi) headline the cast of season 14. Criminal Minds has had other high profile cast members, many of whom have left the show or been killed off. Leading man Thomas Gibson (Aaron ‘Hotch’ Hotchner) left the show in 2016 in the middle of season 12 after creative disputes with the studio. Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan) became a household name for his role in Criminal Minds, and this helped him get on his new CBS show S.W.A.T.
Season 14 will be several episodes shorter than the previous thirteen seasons, moving from 20+ episodes to just 15. Showrunner Erica Messer sees this as a positive, allowing for more character driven plotlines and better looks into the lives of the heroes rather than the criminals. Messer said, “We felt like the audience is always asking for more about the heroes, so we wanted to give them that.”
Check out the details of the premiere below to see where, when, and how to watch the season premiere of Criminal Minds.
Criminal Minds Season 14 Premiere Viewing Details
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Episode Title: “300”
TV Channel: CBS
Online: CBS All Access
How To Watch Criminal Minds Season 14 Premiere Online
You can watch the premiere live online via CBS All Access. You will need a log-in and password information, and you can watch for free for the first week. And if you don’t have an account, CBS will allow you to create one for free.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the premiere online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
How to Stream Criminal Minds “300” On Mobile
Want to see what happens next? Looking to live stream Criminal Minds on your phone, tablet, or mobile device? You can do so by downloading the CBS All Access app. The CBS app is available on the App Store, Google Play store, and Windows Store. All you need to do is download the app and log in with your cable provider information.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch Criminal Minds for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.