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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
What did you think of tonight's Criminal Minds episode "Jones"? Please post and let us know! Here are some preview caps! Enjoy.
Thanks to Lin, I have the quote: Robert Kennedy once said, "Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live."
Anyone get the music?
There will be spoilers for Jones in the comments.
From time to time in various Criminal Mind chats and in comments left on this blog we have wondered if the networks care about what the fans are saying about their shows and whether they see what we post on the internet. I am happy to report that I can now answer those questions. CBS does read what is written and does care what the fans think about Criminal Minds. I know this to be true because as you are reading this post I am on the set of Criminal Minds watching them film "Ashes and Dust" which will air March 21st. The circumstances surrounding this wonderful opportunity could not have been more thrilling if the writers of the show had scripted it themselves. I was approached awhile ago by a CBS executive inviting me to come to the set to meet the cast and watch them film. In the middle of planning the trip Linn came up with the wonderful idea of collecting pens for Kirsten. What very few people knew was that I would be able to hand deliver the pens to Kirsten in person.
I drafted this post for my blog a few days ago and as of last night turned the blog over to Stacy until I return home. Stacy has agreed to finalize this post today for me. I will not be in the chat this evening since filming runs fairly late into the day. TIVO will record "Jones" for me and I look forward to watching it when I get back home. I packed several sharpies, tons of TV Guides, Parade Mags and pictures to get signed. Three digital cameras are already packed and the presents for the cast are in my suitcases. I would like to thank Stacy for everything she has done to help me get ready for this adventure and for babysitting my blog. She has promised to not turn the blog into a Thomas Gibson shrine during my absence but lets all keep our fingers crossed.
I look forward to sharing the pictures, autographs and personal memories with you all very soon. I promise to take tons of pictures. I feel as though I am going as a representative for everyone who visits this blog and are members of the Yahoo groups that I run. I hope to do you all proud but the last time I met Mandy I was barely able to babble. Lets all hope I can form actual words this time.
Watch the show tonight and know that I am with you in spirit in the chat room after the episode. We have a large break between the airing tonight of “Jones” and the airing of “Ashes and Dust”. I am confident that this trip will provide us all with plenty of things to talk about and share while we wait for our favorite show to air the new episode. As a side benefit of the trip I am going to get to meet our adopted Criminal Minds star Kris. I am very excited about that as well. So watch “Jones” this evening and post lots of spoilers for me to look at when I get home. Talk with you all soon. Jill
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
When the cat is away, the mouse will play (sorry, Jill, I just couldn't resist...)! If it's not obvious, this is being posted by Stacy (aka slashgirl)...
And how could I let this golden opportunity pass me by? For those who don't know me from the blog, yahoogroup or LJ, I'm a major Hotch (and Thomas Gibson) fangirl! I love the character and think Thomas Gibson is a truly talented actor (after seeing him in Dharma and Greg on DVD for the first time this year and seeing him as Hotch on CM? WOW!) who gives a wonderful performance in every episode, without fail. The fact that he's also a very handsome man is just icing on the cake!
CM is the best show on TV and I think that everyone involved in the production, from the producers, to the cast, the crew, and especially the writers deserve kudos for creating something so interesting, compelling and enjoyable! Thank you.
Monday, February 26, 2007
I have just finished boxing up all the pens and gifts that I have received so far. I did take pictures and I will post them tomorrow but I had to post this pic of the socks for Matthew Gray Gubler. Everyone sent wonderful pens, cards and gifts but one fan knit MGG socks. I think that is just about the coolest thing I have ever seen and this picture doesn't begin to do them justice. :)
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Promo for Criminal Minds "Jones" courtesy of roadtodream. Criminal Minds starring Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster. This is going to be an awesome episode! :)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Kirsten (Garcia on Criminal Minds) visited the blog once that we know of and I am not taking any chances on her reading this post so please proceed to the comments section for the post unless you are Kirsten! :)
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Criminal Minds episode "Jones" airs on Wed. Feb 28th. "A case involving a serial killer believed to be copying Jack the Ripper takes Gideon to New Orleans after three victims are found with their throats cut. Once thought to have been killed in Hurricane Katrina, the discovery of a fourth victim in the French Quarter confirms the murderer is still alive. All the evidence and files had been lost in the flood, so the only clue the team has is the word "Jones" that the lead detective wrote on the wall just before he drowned. Meanwhile, Reid meets up with an old rival as he continues to struggle with the aftermath of being held hostage". Starring Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. Episode info from cbs.com and screencap courtesy of slashgirl.
Criminal Minds, Tuesday, February 27, 10pm et/pt, "Empty Planet". The Behavioral Analysis Unit must help identify and catch a serial bomber terrorizing the city of Seattle. JoBeth Williams guest stars. Starring Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness. Episode information courtesy of cbs.com. This makes two weeks in a row that we have had both a new episode and a repeat episode. Thanks CBS.
Nielsen ratings for the week ending February 18
1. American Idol - Tues (FOX)
2. American Idol - Weds (FOX)
3. House (FOX)
4. Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
5. CSI (CBS)
6. CSI: Miami (CBS)
7. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
8. Daytona Winners Circle (FOX)
9. Survivor (CBS)
10. Deal Or No Deal (NBC)
11. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
12. NCIS (CBS)
13. Criminal Minds (CBS)
14. Shark (CBS)
15. CSI: NY (CBS)
16. Heroes (NBC)
17. Extreme Makeover (ABC)
18. 24 (FOX)
19. Ugly Betty (ABC)
20. Rules of Engagement (CBS)
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Distress" are courtesy of slashgirl. :)
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Distress" are courtesy of slashgirl. There will be two screencap stips for this episode. :)
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The quotes used in tonight's episode of Criminal Minds "Distress" starring Mandy Patinkin, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness and Thomas Gibson were:
Opening quote: Our life is made by the death of others--Leonardo DaVinci
Closing quote: If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Payne
The song was: "Ghost Towns Along The Highway" by John Cougar Mellencamp
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Distress" courtesy of slashgirl. :)
02.21.07 - 02:34 PM]
CBS WINS THE WEEK IN VIEWERS
Released by CBS
In Its Second Week, "Rules of Engagement" Retains 100% of its "Two and a Half Men" Adult 18-49 Lead-In and Nearly All of its Premiere Adult 18-49 Delivery
"CSI: NY" Expands Its Viewer Lead Over "Lost" and Narrows the Gap in Key Demographics
"Shark" Matches Its Best Adult 18-49 Rating, Notches Its Second Largest Audience and Finishes in its Closest Competitive Position to "ER"
"CSI: Miami" Hits Season High Deliveries in Viewers and Demos
"Survivor: Fiji" Wins its Time Period in Viewers and Key Demographics
"NCIS" and "Criminal Minds" Enjoy Top 15 Rankings Opposite "American Idol"
The Premiere of "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" Posts an Increase in Viewers Versus its Fall Debut
CBS placed first in viewers for the 19th time in 22 weeks as the Network's new comedy RULES OF ENGAGEMENT maintained nearly all of its strong premiere week ratings, CSI: NY expanded its lead over "Lost," CSI: MIAMI hit season highs in viewers and key demographics and SHARK matched its best adult 18-49 of the season, according to Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for the week ending Feb. 18, week 22 of the 2006-2007 television season.
For the week in viewers, CBS (12.28m) finished ahead of FOX (12.22m), ABC (9.56m) and NBC (8.64m). Season-to-date in viewers, CBS (13.12m) is first, followed by ABC (9.99m), NBC (9.68m) and FOX (9.44m).
For the week in key demographics, CBS averaged a 4.5/11 in adults 25-54 and 3.5/09 in adults 18-49. Season-to-date, CBS is in sole possession of first place in both adults 18-49 (4.0/11) and adults 25-54 (5.0/12).
For the week in households, CBS (7.8/13) was +8% ahead of FOX (7.2/11), +28% ahead of ABC (6.1/10) and +39% ahead of NBC (5.6/09). Season-to-date, CBS is first in households (8.2/13), outpacing ABC by +28% (6.4/10), NBC by +32% (6.2/10) and FOX by +41% (5.8/09).
For the first 18 days of the February 2007 sweep, CBS is first in households (10.3/16), viewers (17.75m), adults 25-54 (6.9/16) and adults 18-49 (5.8/15).
CBS's Weekly Highlights:
? RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (8.6/12, 13.43m) maintained 100% of its TWO AND A HALF MEN lead-in among adults 18-49 (4.9/11) and 97% of adults 25-54 (6.0/13 from 6.2/13). RULES OF ENGAGEMENT retained 90% of viewers (from 14.84m), 95% of adults 25-54 (from 6.3/13) and 94% on adults 18-49 (from 5.2/12) from last week's premiere.
? CSI: MIAMI was first in households (12.7/21), viewers (19.90m), adults 25-54 (8.0/19) and adults 18-49 (6.5/17), all season highs.
? NCIS was second in households (9.6/14), viewers (15.36m), adults 25-54 (4.8/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/08).
? CRIMINAL MINDS was second behind FOX's "American Idol" in households (9.4/14), viewers (15.16m), adults 25-54 (5.2/11) and adults 18-49 (3.9/09).
? CSI: NY was first in households (9.5/15), viewers (14.81m), second behind "Lost" in adults 25-54 (5.6/13), adults 18-49 (4.5/12) and adults 18-34 (3.1/09). Compared to last week, CSI: NY improved its lead over the ABC drama in both households (+1.9 rtg pts from +1.3 rtg pts) and viewers (+1.97m viewers from +480,000) and closed the gap in adults 25-54 (-0.6 from -1.0), adults 18-49 (-1.2 from -1.9) and adults 18-34 (-2.0 from -3.1).
? SURVIVOR: FIJI was first in households (9.4/14), viewers (16.08m), adults 25-54 (6.7/16) and adults 18-49 (5.6/15). SURVIVOR enjoyed a +3% advantage over second place ABC in households (vs. 9.1/14), +37% in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.9/12), +24% in adults 18-49 (vs. 4.5/12) and +18% in viewers (vs. 13.66m, +2.42m). SURVIVOR dominated NBC's sitcoms by +71% in households (vs. 5.5/08), +56% in adults 25-54 (vs. 4.3/10), +33% in adults 18-49 (vs. 4.2/11) and +79% in viewers (vs. 8.97m, +7.11m).
? CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was second in households (13.8/20), viewers (22.71m), adults 25-54 (8.8/19), adults 18-49 (7.3/17) and adults 18-34 (5.1/13). This is CSI's best delivery in viewers and adults 25-54 since January 4, 2007.
? SHARK was first in households (9.8/16), viewers (15.12m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (5.4/13, with NBC) and second in adults 18-49 (4.4/12). SHARK has won its time slot in viewers for five consecutive weeks. This matches SHARK's best first-run adults 18-49 delivery and is the second largest audience delivery to date. SHARK finished in its closest competitive position to a first-run "ER" in adults 18-49 (-0.4 rtg pts, 4.4/12 vs. 4.8/13). SHARK started the season -2.7 rating points behind "ER" in adults 18-49.
? GHOST WHISPERER won its time period in households (7.6/13), viewers (11.35m), adults 25-54 (4.3/13) and adults 18-49 (3.2/10). This is GHOST WHISPERER's best viewer delivery since Nov. 10, 2006.
? NUMB3RS was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.69m), adults 25-54 (4.0/11) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).
? The premiere of THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS (8:27-9:27PM) was second from 8:30-9:30PM in households (6.2/10), viewers (10.29m) and adults 25-54 (3.9/09). Compared to the 90-minute first episode of THE AMAZING RACE on Sept. 17, 2006, the winter premiere added +160,000 viewers (from 10.13m, +2%).
CBS top programs of the week: #5 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (an average of 22.71m viewers), #6 CSI: MIAMI (19.90m), #9 SURVIVOR: FIJI (16.08m), #11 TWO AND A HALF MEN (15.50m), #12 NCIS (15.36m), #13 CRIMINAL MINDS (15.16m), #14 SHARK (15.12m), #15 CSI: NY (14.81m), #20 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (13.43m), #24 60 MINUTES (12.45m), #26 THE UNIT (11.87m), #27 COLD CASE (11.60m), #29 WITHOUT A TRACE (11.42m) and #30 GHOST WHISPERER (11.35m).
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
The Yahoo Criminal Minds & Yahoo Kirsten Vangsness groups will hold their weekly chat on Wednesday at 10pm est. "Distress" looks like it is going to be an awesome episode so lets get together and discuss it and our favorite characters, Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin), Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan), Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Guber), JJ (A.J. Cook), Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) and Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster). :)
Monday, February 19, 2007
Criminal Minds "Distress" starring Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. It looks terrific. Feb. 21st. Thanks to roadtodream for posting this. :)
You are walking down the street one day and happen upon Criminal Minds filming an episode. You are invited by the cast and crew to stay and watch the filming. What a wonderful opportunity. The catch is that you are only allowed to ask one actor one question. Only one question. Tell me whether your question is for Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness or Paget Brewster and what that question would be? :)
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Brewster: From fringe to TV's mainstream
Sun, Feb. 18, 2007
By Mike Antonucci
Twelve years ago, Paget Brewster was billed as the ultimate discovery in fringe talent. A San Francisco TV station had given her a 1:30 a.m. talk show as ``an art school dropout who spent four years playing in a rock band, a former bartender, waitress, office temp and street singer.''
Today, Brewster is as mainstream a star as you'll find on TV. She's a recent addition to one of prime time's hottest dramas, ``Criminal Minds'' on CBS, and was in the forefront of the TV Guide cover photo that featured the show earlier this month.
She also entered the realm of eternal holiday reruns by playing the wife of Rob Lowe's character in December's made-for-TNT movie ``A Perfect Day.''
With that kind of success, Brewster can rely on publicity pros to trumpet her credits -- which include a breakthrough set of ``Friends'' episodes in 1997 and '98 -- and gloss over her dropout singing days in New York, living in a condemned building and too insecure to go to acting school.
It's a good thing Brewster, 37, doesn't do her own PR. Here are samples of what she's in danger of telling anybody who asks.
• On why she gets hired: ``I think I'm a good team player. I'm not a model, but I'm not ugly. I'm funny, I can act well enough, and after two hours of makeup, we've got a pretty good-looking broad. Big nose, but otherwise, pretty OK.''
• On life as an eligible celebrity: ``All I do is work, and I'm not going to mess around with anyone at work. I feel like I'm going to end up on Match.com. I need to be kissed, but I'm like catnip to guys who are too young for me.''
• On her first Hollywood agent: ``He was acting really squirrelly when I was meeting with him, and it turned out he was going to another agency, and he was trying to figure out how to get his files out of the building. So I said I'd steal his files for him if he took me with him to the other agency. I took them right down to my car, and he kept me.''
Pure begging persuaded a previous agent in San Francisco to arrange the meeting that landed Brewster her talk show on KPIX (Ch. 5). She was on the air in 1995 as sort of a wannabe Riki Lake, getting both fan and stalker letters.
In 1996, after the show was canceled, Brewster left for Los Angeles. She says the agent with the pilfered files invented a story about a TV network offering her a large contract, then enticed other networks to make frantic competing offers.
``I was meeting with network presidents in my first six days in L.A.,'' she recalls. ``Every place I went there was a fruit platter.''
The upshot was a deal with Fox that turned into a couple of years of making money but not achieving much, except for work in pilot episodes that didn't get picked up as series.
Then came the memorable episodes on ``Friends'' as Kathy, a woman who came between Joey and Chandler.
That was followed by roles in shows that did get picked up as series -- and which died so rapidly that TV writers began describing Brewster as a dreaded cancellation jinx.
``My name was being written as `Paget Brewster, show killer,' '' she says.
``Love & Money'' on CBS (1999) and ``The Trouble with Normal'' on ABC (2000) are largely forgotten; ``Andy Richter Controls the Universe'' on Fox (2002-03) was a critics' favorite but also flamed out quickly.
A dollop of stability arrived with ``Huff,'' a Showtime series (2004-06) in which Brewster played the wife of a problem-ridden psychiatrist (portrayed by Hank Azaria). ``Huff'' was hailed as a prestige show, and Brewster got good reviews. But some of the themes, which included suicide and sickness, required too much emotional investment.
``Acting that material made me personally unhappy,'' Brewster says. ``It was a great job to get, but I'd rather be funny or waving a gun.''
She's getting that latter wish on ``Criminal Minds,'' playing an FBI agent on a show that's now a flagship hit for CBS. What does Brewster add? ``Scissory sleekness,'' says Entertainment Weekly.
It's hard to predict what's ahead for her, but her acting career already has lasted years longer than she expected, not to mention that it's flourishing.
``It's actually fantastic,'' she says. ``Running around with guns drawn is really fun.''
More about Paget Brewster
• She played Ms. Indestructible in the superheroes movie ``The Specials'' that also featured Rob Lowe, Thomas Haden Church and Jamie Kennedy.
• Her career total for TV pilots (including the handful picked up as series): 16.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Criminal Minds "Distress" will air on Wednesday February 21, 2007. The BAU travels to Houston to investigate a series of murders that have occurred near construction sites and abandoned buildings. Because the murders appear to be random, the team believes the killer could be a homeless person. Meanwhile, everyone is noticing an apparent change in Reid's behavior. Starring: Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Thomas Gibson and Paget Brewster. Guest starring: Jeff L. Williams, Kent Faulcon, Holt McCallany, Jimmy Kieffer, Jeffrey Lorenzo, Dre Taylor, Joanna Going, Nick Chinlund, Bridget Shergalis, Juan Ramírez, Sandi McCree and Jennifer Willison. Criminal Minds episode info courtesy of cbs.com
Friday, February 16, 2007
Every March or April the studios work with the producers and actors to pick the categories and episodes that will be submitted to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Emmy consideration. I am really hopeful that this year Criminal Minds racks up many well deserved awards. If you were the person who decided which episode was submitted for each actor which episode would it be and why? :)
The Criminal Minds Yahoo Groups will be having their chats on Saturday, Feb.17th at 4pm est and Sunday, Feb. 18th at 10 pm est. This would be a great time for new members to join us. Details on how to join the chats can be found in the Yahoo Group. I hope that all my Criminal Minds friends have a wonderful weekend. :)
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Kirsten Vangsness, Garcia on Criminal Minds, has posted a new entry on her CBS Criminal Minds Blog. It is hilarious so pop on over and take a look. Kirsten's picture is courtesy of her wonderful friend Eric.
Criminal Minds: Special Night, Saturday, February 17, 9pm et/pt, "Machismo". Gideon, Hotchner and their team head to Mexico to aid in the investigation of a serial killer who preys on the elderly. Starring Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Lola Glaudini, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness. Criminal Minds screencap for this episode is courtesy of catty lizzie. :)
Last night's episode of Criminal Minds "Fear & Loathing" was really good. I hope that everyone enjoyed it. This is the last strip of screencaps from the episode. Wonderful performances by Shemar Moore, Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness. Screencaps for Criminal Minds "Fear and Loathing" are courtesy of slashgirl.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Criminal Minds "Fear & Loathing" screencaps courtesy of slashgirl. Kudos once again to Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster. Criminal Minds rules! :)
Criminal Minds "Fear and Loathing" screencaps courtesy of slashgirl. Criminal Minds starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster and Mandy Patinkin. :)
THE COPYING OF PICTURES FROM THIS BLOG IS FORBIDDEN.
Matthew Gray Gubler, Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds, will be featured in a two page spread in the Feb. 26th TV Guide. This is going to be wonderful so lets all buy multiple copies.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The quotes from Criminal Minds "Fear & Loathing" were:
Gideon opening quote: "From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate"
Reid closing quote: "The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
The Criminal Minds screencaps for "Fear and Loathing" are courtesy of slashgirl
Thank you to CBS for giving us all a new episode "Fear and Loathing" for Valentine's Day. I wonder what Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster do to celebrate Valentine's Day. Any ideas?
The Criminal Minds & Kirsten Vangsness Yahoo Groups Chat is Wednesday, Feb. 14th at 10pm est. For Valentines Day we are all being gifted with a new episode of Criminal Minds, "Fear and Loathing". Lets get together and discuss the episode and our favorite stars, Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. :)
Monday, February 12, 2007
In response to a specific blog entry on Kirsten's CBS blog, www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds/blog.php, Linn, a very sweet member of my Criminal Minds Group and a dear friend, has suggested a specific group gift for Kirsten and there has been huge interest in putting this together so lets go for it. If you are interested in participating please email me at email@example.com for details. :)
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Many of us enjoy the quotes used on Criminal Minds so I decided to pick a quote and ask the following: Which character or actor could you see saying this quote and why? Your choices are of course: Mandy Patinkin, Jason Gideon, Matthew Gray Gubler, Dr. Spencer Reid, Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan, Thomas Gibson, Aaron Hotchner, A.J. Cook, J.J., Kirsten Vangsness, Garcia, Paget Brewster or Emily Prentiss. :)
Criminal Minds "Revelations" screencaps courtesy of slashgirl. This was one of my favorite episodes. One last round of kudos to the actors for their stellar performances in "Revelations". Gold stars to Matthew Gray Gubler, Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. :)
Criminal Minds "Revelations" screencaps courtesy of slashgirl.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Criminal Minds: Guest stars: Jane Lynch (Diana Reid) and Remy Thorne (young Spencer Reid) on the set of Criminal Minds. I love the picture of Remy with Matthew Gray Gubler. So sweet. Wonderful performances by both performers in "Revelations".
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Revelations" are courtesy of slashgirl. This is strip #2 and there are 2000 screencaps left to sort out. "Revelations" starring Matthew Gray Gubler, Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. :)
Criminal Minds "Fear & Loathing" on Wednesday, February 14, 9pm et/pt: The BAU team travels to an upscale New York neighborhood to hunt a serial killer they fear is racially motivated.
Starring: Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Mandy Patinkin, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster
Guest Starring: Tiffany Hines (Naomi), Welton Thomas (Cop #1), Sofie Calderon (Stacy), Tony Winters (Rev. Williams), Jaquita Ta'le (Gail), Shaun O'Hagan (Officer Cale), Byrne Offutt (Jeff), David Guzzone (Beat Cop), Camille Winbush (Ally), Denice J. Sealy (Mrs. Davis), Emma Turpen (Bree), Ken Meseroll (Mayor Hughes), Billy Brown (Det. Ware), Yaani King (Tania), Michael A. Shepperd (Mr. Davis), Walter Driver (Ken), David Ramsey (Wakeland), Bianca Bethune (Sandra)
Friday, February 09, 2007
Criminal Minds "Revelations" screencaps courtesy of slashgirl. There are so many wonderful screencaps for this incredible episode that I am dividing them into separate strips. I will post more over the weekend. What a great episode. Kudos again to Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. Criminal Minds Rules!
Criminal Minds has had a wonderful list of guest stars in the different episodes. Mary Page Keller, Charles Haid, Jane Lynch, Ray Baker, Gregory Norman Cruz, Jeanetta Amette, Michael Massee, Francesco Quinn, Joanne Whalley, Karen Thomas, Scott Conte, Sunkrish Bala, Robin Thomas, Tim Halligan, Dana Emberson, JoBeth Williams, Skipp Sudduth, Keith Carradine and James Van Der Beek to name just a few. Do you have a favorite Criminal Minds guest star? :)
Thursday, February 08, 2007
"CSI: NY" JOINS "CRIMINAL MINDS" AS ONLY SCRIPTED DRAMAS TO TOP "LOST" IN VIEWERS
"CSI: NY" Wins Time Period in Viewers Topping Highly Promoted Return of "Lost"
Post Super Bowl Broadcast Boosts "Criminal Minds" By +32% in Viewers, +55% in Adults 18-49 and +40% in Adults 25-54 Versus Last First-Run Episode, Also Against "American Idol"
CBS Tops ABC in Adults 18-49 For the Night, With the Network's Highest Wednesday Ratings in Viewers and Key Demos Since November
CSI: NY topped the highly promoted return of "Lost" in viewers while CRIMINAL MINDS received a big post Super Bowl boost with significant gains versus its last first-run Wednesday broadcast, according to preliminary Nielsen Live Plus same-day ratings for Feb. 7.
CSI: NY was first in households (10.2/16), viewers (15.78m), second behind the time period premiere of "Lost" in adults 25-54 (6.0/14), adults 18-49 (4.9/12) and adults 18-34 (3.7/10). CSI: NY topped "Lost" by over one million viewers (vs. 14.68m).
Compared to CSI: NY's first-run, live plus same day delivery this season, CSI NY was up +3% in adults 18-34 (from 3.6/11) and retained 99% of both its household (from 10.3/17) and viewers (from 15.98m) deliveries, 97% of adults 25-54 (from 6.2/15) and 98% of adults 18-49 (from 5.0/12).
CRIMINAL MINDS was second behind FOX's "American Idol" in households (11.0/16), viewers (17.23m), adults 25-54 (6.6/14) and adults 18-49 (5.1/12). This matches CRIMINAL MINDS best ever Wednesday delivery in adults 25-54 and is the best performance for the program ever against "American Idol" in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
In its first regularly scheduled broadcast since its post Super Bowl airing on Sunday, CRIMINAL MINDS posted significant increases over its last first-run episode.
Compared to its last first-run broadcast, also opposite "American Idol," CRIMINAL MINDS was up +32% in viewers (from 13.07m), +55% in adults 18-49 (from 3.3/07) and +40% in adults 25-54 (from 4.7/10).
At 8:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS (R) (S) was second in households (7.0/11), viewers (10.27m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/08), all behind a first run episode of "Bones" on FOX.
For the night, CBS was second in households (9.4/14), viewers (14.43m), adults 25-54 (5.5/13) and adults 18-49 (4.3/10, +0.1 ahead of ABC). This is CBS's best Wednesday delivery in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since Nov. 29, 2006.
Kirsten Vangsness (Garcia on Criminal Minds) has updated her CBS blog. Go and check it out. Since you can't comment there feel free to comment here and maybe she will come by again and get to see your responses. She is awesome. :)
Did anyone notice that Matthew Gray Gubler's character Dr. Spencer Reid was wearing his infamous mismatched socks in last night's episode of Criminal Minds? Thanks to Stacy (slashgirl) for catching that tidbit for us. I totally missed it. Did you notice it?
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The songs from tonight's Criminal Minds episode "Revelations" were "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones and "The Funeral" by Band of Horses.
The quote from this episode was said by Hotchner: "There is not a righteous man on earth, who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes
I was so engrossed by the episode I missed them but the great people in the Yahoo Criminal Minds chat pieced it all together. Thank you gals. :)
Lets play a game while we wait for our Criminal Minds episode tonight. If I gave you $100 to go Valentines Day shopping with: Would you buy a gift for Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook or Paget Brewster? What would the gift be and why would you choose that particular gift?
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH RATINGS FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEB. 4TH
1. Super Bowl XLI, CBS, 93.2 million viewers
2. Super Bowl XLI "Post Gun," CBS, 81.5 million viewers
3. Super Bowl XLI Postgame, CBS, 57.3 million viewers
4. "American Idol" (Tue.), Fox, 33.7 million viewers
5. "American Idol" (Wed.), Fox, 31.8 million viewers
6. "House," Fox, 27.3 million viewers
7. "Criminal Minds" (Sun.), CBS, 26.3 million viewers
8. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 24.2 million viewers
9. "CSI," CBS, 21.5 million viewers
10. "Deal or No Deal" (Mon.), NBC, 16.9 million viewers
The drawing of Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid) is courtesy of Joey.
1996, “Friends,” 53 million, NBC
1997 “The X-Files,” 29 million, Fox
1998, “3rd Rock From the Sun,” 33.6 million, NBC
1999, “Family Guy,” 22 million, Fox
2000, “The Practice,” 24 million, ABC
2001, “Survivor: The Australian Outback,” 45.4 million, CBS
2002, “Malcolm in the Middle,” 21 million, Fox
2003, “Alias,” 17.4 million, ABC
2004, “Survivor: All Stars,” 36 million, CBS
2005, “The Simpsons,” 23 million Fox
2006, “Grey’s Anatomy,” 38 million, ABC
2007, "Criminal Minds," 26.2 million, CBS
I am getting sick of reading negative reports pointing out that "Criminal Minds" did not do as well in the after Super Bowl spot as "Grey's Anatomy" did last year. It is like comparing an apple and an orange since both shows are completely different than each other. Lets just talk about the real truth for a moment and see where it gets us. Criminal Minds scored its highest ever ratings with "The Big Game". If I wanted to get snarky, and we all know I can from time to time, I could point out that no show has beaten the "Friends" record set in 1996. Does that mean that all the other shows were failures? No it doesn't. Personally I am thrilled with the overnight numbers. I have read no CBS Press Releases saying they had made the actors go stand in the corner so evidently they are happy with the numbers. The fans of the show enjoyed themselves and new viewers have been added to the fold. And if I might be allowed to get a bit snarky for just a moment then let me point out that the majority of negative articles showing up on the internet are the same article being printed verbatim and rehashed in all the local papers. God love the AP. I stand behind my opinion of the episode and I commend CBS's choice to air the show in such a coveted spot and I commend the writers, the crew and the wonderful cast who gave us such wonderful performances. Kudos to Mandy Patinkin, Kirsten Vangsness, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster and Shemar (I can dance) Moore.
One of the things we fans were hoping for from the airing of "The Big Game" was an influx of new Criminal Minds fans. Judging by the emails I have received, and am still receiving, the show has accomplished that goal. I truly welcome all the show's newest fans and I hope you will not only tune in tomorrow for "Revelations" but continue to watch Criminal Minds from now on. It is a wonderful show and you have only had a taste of it. The best is yet to come. As I have explained to the many of you I have had the time to email back, amazon.com and most stores are still selling the Criminal Minds: Season One DVDs. Not only will you have all of the Season One episodes but the extras included are priceless.
I need help from my friends and fellow veteran fans. I want every email I have received to be answered as soon as possible but I am drowning. While the majority of the emails are from newbies asking general questions there are also dozens that are asking specific questions about both the show and the actors. Answering these emails, while a pleasure, is also requiring more time than I have. Help. I need help. If you can take the time to answer even just five or ten of these for me in a quick manner please let me know. I think it is very important to answer them quickly so they do not lose their new found interest in the show after they watch "Revelations" tomorrow evening. I thank you all in advance for any help you can give. :)
The lovely Jason Gideon drawing is from our wonderful friend Joey.
The Criminal Minds Yahoo Group chat is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th at 10pm est. "Revelations" looks like it is going to be a wonderful episode. Lets get together and discuss our favorite show and Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. See you all there!
Monday, February 05, 2007
I have exciting news for all of Kirsten Vangsness's fans. According to a source at CBS Kirsten will be running her own blog on the CBS website in the next few weeks. I will post a link to the site when it becomes available. This is going to be great. I hope everyone will make a point of visiting her blog and letting her know how much we enjoy her character Garcia on CBS's Criminal Minds. :)
Kirsten's picture above is courtesy of her friend Eric.
This is the last strip of screencaps from Criminal Minds episode "The Big Game" starring Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster. screencaps courtesy of catty lizzie.
This is the first strip of screencaps from Criminal Minds episode "The Big Game" starring Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster. screencaps courtesy of catty lizzie.
CBS scores with Super Bowl ratings
According to preliminary results, more people watched Peyton Manning and the Colts win Super Bowl XLI than last year's big game.
By Paul R. La Monica, CNNMoney.com editor at large
February 5 2007: 2:23 PM EST
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Preliminary ratings for Super Bowl XLI showed that more people watched the Indianapolis Colts' victory over the Chicago Bears than last year's game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.
According to a statement by CBS (Charts), which televised the game, the Super Bowl earned an average household rating of 42 and share of 63.
This means that 42 percent of all households in the U.S. were tuned into the game and that 63 percent of all households watching TV on Sunday night were watching the game.
These ratings, if they hold, are slightly higher than last year's ratings. And last year's game had been the most-watched Super Bowl since 1996. Last year's game, which aired on Walt Disney (Charts)-owned ABC, averaged a household rating of 41.6 according to Nielsen Media Research, and a household share of 62.
Nearly 90.7 million viewers tuned into Super Bowl XL last year. Figures for the number of viewers for this year's Super Bowl were not immediately available.
CBS also said that preliminary overnight ratings for a special episode of "Criminal Minds," which aired after the game, averaged a 15.3 household rating and 26 share, the highest ratings ever for the show, which usually airs on Wednesday nights at 9PM EST.
The average ratings for "Criminal Minds" this season are a 9.7 household rating and 15 household share, according to Nielsen Media Research.
But the post-Super Bowl episode of "Criminal Minds" did not appear to do nearly as well as last year's "Grey's Anatomy," which aired on ABC after Super Bowl XL. That episode averaged a 34 rating and a 21 share and was watched by 37.9 million viewers.
Criminal Minds, Wednesday February 7, 2007 9pm est. In this conclusion of a special two-part episode, finding the serial killer becomes critical to the BAU when the team realizes Reid is being held captive by the serial killer and a live feed of him bound and gagged is shown on the internet. Meanwhile, Reid's troubled childhood is revealed in flashback sequences as he drifts in and out of consciousness.
Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler (Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid), Paget Brewster (Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss), Shemar Moore (Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan), Thomas Gibson (Unit Chief), A.J. Cook (Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau), Kirsten Vangsness (Analyst Penelope Garcia), Mandy Patinkin (Senior Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon)
Guest Starring: Jane Lynch (Diana Reid), Bill Smitrovich (Det. Farraday), Don Swayze (Man in Black), Remy Thorne (Young Spencer Reid)
info: cbs.com pictured above is Jane Lynch (Diana Reid)
The screencaps for Criminal Minds episode "The Big Game" will be updated later today thanks to slash_girl. She sent us a taste of the screencaps. Great performances by Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. CBS gave the show a special opportunity and the whole cast, writers and crew lived up to the challenge. For those of us already invested in the show it was no surprise last night that they took the challenge and slammed it home. I hope they are all very proud of their hard work. Their fans are very proud of them. I know I am. :)
The song used in last night's Criminal Minds episode "The Big Game" was "Push it to the Limit" by Rick Ross. Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan had all the right moves on the dance floor. Kudos to you Shemar. You had us all wishing we were on that dance floor with you. :)
Sunday, February 04, 2007
The Criminal Minds Yahoo Group Chat will be held directly after the episode airs. Lets hope the Super Bowl doesn't go into overtime. Say a prayer today that the ratings for this episode are sky high and that every reporter that questioned CBS's decision to air Criminal Minds after the game has to admit on Monday that they were wrong and biased against the show. Maybe Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J.Cook and Paget Brewster will finally get the positive press attention they so absolutely deserve. :)
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Every once in awhile during a Yahoo Criminal Minds Group chat I ask the members what their one favorite episode has been. It is almost impossible for the members to pick just one episode. Lets narrow it down by seasons and see what we come up with. What is your favorite episode from the first season?
1 Extreme Aggressor
3 Won't Get Fooled Again
4 Plain Sight
5 Broken Mirror
7 The Fox
8 Natural Born Killer
10 The Popular Kids
11 Blood Hungry
12 What Fresh Hell?
14 Riding the Lightning
15 Unfinished Business
16 The Tribe
17 A Real Rain
18 Somebody's Watching
20 Charm and Harm
21 Secrets and Lies
22 The Fisher King: Part 1
Pictured above is Edward Allen Bernero, Executive Producer of Criminal Minds.
I was in shock to see Criminal Minds on the front page of cnn.com's entertainment section. Maybe our show is finally going to get the respect it deserves. Bravos to Mandy Patinkin, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster.
Criminal Minds: Only two days until the start of our two part special episodes. James Van Der Beek versus Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness and Paget Brewster. My money is on our beloved BAU team. Criminal Minds just keeps getting better and better. :)
Thursday, February 01, 2007
In this special two-part episode, the BAU is called to investigate after a wealthy couple is murdered in their home following a Super Bowl party. The team pursues what they believe might be multiple killers who use webcams to record murders and upload the tapes on the internet. Hotchner, Morgan and Prentiss soon discover the unsub is actually one man with multiple personalities. As they close in on the killer, Reid faces a life-threatening situation.
Star: Kirsten Vangsness (Analyst Penelope Garcia), Mandy Patinkin (Senior Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon), Matthew Gray Gubler (Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid), Paget Brewster (Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss), Shemar Moore (Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan), Thomas Gibson (Unit Chief), A.J. Cook (Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau)
Guest Star: James Van Der Beek (Tobias Hankel), Jim Nantz (Himself), Phil Simms (Himself), Bill Smitrovitch (Det. Farraday), Meredith Monroe (Haley Hotchner), Todd Grinnell (Dennis), Jaime Ray Newman (Lacy), Keisha Alfred (Gayle), Karl T. Wright (Ken), Dean Lamont (Agent Green), Phinneas Kiyomura (Darts Player), Brian Appel (Agent Anderson), Gina Garcia Sharp (Agent Sharp), Wolf Muser (Samuel), Don Swayze (Man in Black), Cullen Douglas (Dr. Wilson), McKinley Freeman (Agent Franks), Samantha Smith (Helen), K'sun Ray (Young Tobias), Tyler Olson (Handyman)