Friday, January 30, 2009
Criminal Minds Blog Notes: Happy Friday everyone! Congrats to Ed Bernero on having his pilot, Washington Field, chosen by CBS. Lets start talking to people about it and of course watch it when it airs. The only thing better than one Ed Bernero show is two.
Thank you to all the people who have either made direct contributions or bid on auctions to fund Kim Harrison's American Heart Association marathon. We've already donated over $600 and it warms my heart to see all the dedications on the scroll board. Take a look when you have time and please consider making a donation.
Chat this Sunday and new episodes are soon. I took some time recently to rewatch some of the season four episodes and wow this has been a great season! Congrats again to Mark Bruner on his first Criminal Minds episode. It was great watching it the first time and even better the second.
Have a great weekend everyone! Stay warm and safe. :)
CBS has picked up three pilots from CBS Paramount Network TV, says The Hollywood Reporter. One of those projects belongs to Criminal Minds Executive Producer Ed Bernero!
Washington Field is about elite team the National Capital Response Squad, which travels the globe in response to events that concern US national interests. Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds) wrote the pilot with Jim Clemente and his brother Tim Clemente, a former terrorism expert.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Criminal Minds: Penelope Garcia, incredibly portrayed by Kirsten Vangsness, has undoubtedly uttered some of the funniest lines on Criminal Minds.
Finish this sentence: I couldn't stop laughing when Garcia................
Criminal Minds autographed "7 Seconds" script for auction to benefit the American Heart Association. Signed by the actors of Criminal Minds. This is an original and not a copy. A must have for any Criminal Minds fan.
Minimum opening bid on this item is $65.00
Please place your bid in the comment section and then confirm your bid via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Auction will end at 5pm est on Friday, January 30th! Payment via paypal only within three days of the close of the auction. Buyer pays for all shipping costs. Proceeds of these auctions benefit the American Heart Association.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Criminal Minds writers Andrew Wilder, Oahn Ly and Mark Bruner have autographed pages of official Criminal Minds pads to help us raise money for Kim Harrison's American Heart Association marathon. Please specify which writer's page you are bidding on in the comments. :)
Please place your bid in the comment section and then confirm your bid via email to email@example.com
This auction will end at 5pm est on January 28th. Buyer pays all shipping costs and payment is required within three days of the close of the auction via paypal only.
Criminal Minds: Excerpts from the weekly ratings press release from CBS.
CRIMINAL MINDS won its time slot in households (8.7/13) and viewers (13.82m). Compared to last week, CRIMINAL MINDS was up +9% in adults 25-54 (5.0/11 from 4.6/10), +6% in adults 18-49 (3.4/08 from 3.2/08) and added +40,000 viewers (from 13.78m).
CBS top programs of the week: #3 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (an average of 17.57m viewers), #4 TWO AND A HALF MEN (16.09m), #6 CSI: MIAMI (14.58m), #8 60 MINUTES (14.21m), #9 CRIMINAL MINDS (13.82m), #10 COLD CASE (13.26m), #13 ELEVENTH HOUR (12.31m), #16 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME "Loving Leah" (S) (11.74m), #17 NCIS (R) (11.73m), #19 CSI: NY (11.58m), #21 GHOST WHISPERER (11.18m), #22 THE BIG BANG THEORY (11.03m), #23 NUMB3RS (10.96m), #24 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (10.69m), #25 THE MENTALIST 10PM SP (R) (S) (10.58m) and #27 FLASHPOINT (10.18m).
Monday, January 26, 2009
Criminal Minds: When people who seemingly have nothing in common are shot at random in New York City the BAU team is called to investigate whether a single serial killer or a team working together is responsible for the killing spree, on the rerun of the third season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, January 28th, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler and Kirsten Vangsness. Written by Chris Mundy. Directed by Glenn Kershaw. Guest starring Josh Stewart, Sienna Guillory, Erik Palladino, Moe Daniels, Joaquin Perles, Amie Farrell, Barry Pearl, Jake Eberle, Patrick Cupo, and Tiffany Coty.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Criminal Minds screencaps for "Bloodline" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness and guest star Meta Golding are courtesy of Keren.
Criminal Minds overnight Nielsen ratings info for "Bloodline". There was never a question in my mind that last night was going to be an interesting fight for ratings. We had some competition and it was going to be tough but if you look at the viewership numbers you will agree with me that we did very well.
Criminal Minds topped the hour with 13.86 million viewers, dipping just 190K versus increased competition. Fox's Lie to Me premiered to 13.2 million, but the truth is it shed more than three million samplers over the hour and fell to third come 9:30.
Lost's two-hour season opener averaged 11.37 mil, down 29 percent from the series' year ago premiere and down 830K from the Season 4 finale.
Criminal Minds: Last night's episode, "Bloodline" written by Mark Bruner was fantastic. What a terrific first effort. Here is a link to an article written about Mark.
Mark Bruner grew up in exotic countries of the world and in Vienna, graduated from Langley High School and the University of Virginia and, after graduation, moved to Los Angeles to work in the television industry. On Jan. 21, Bruner's debut screenplay will air on CBS'"Criminal Minds."
AT LANGLEY High School, Bruner played soccer, wrote "a lot of personal writing," and watched movies often. "I was just your average nerdy kid," Bruner said.
Bruner's father was a career State Department employee and the Bruner family moved around North Africa and Israel when Bruner was growing up. Bruner, now 23, said he "wrote a lot and watched a lot of movies" during those years he spent overseas. When he was "just a kid," he wanted to make short movies with his camcorder.
"Growing up overseas, my family was so important to me. They were always there for me. Family closeness was sort of an inspiration for my story."
"Bloodline" is Bruner's first produced script, the story of a reclusive, serial-killing family. "We had never done a family of serial killers before," Bruner said. "Basically, the plot is that the team is called into an Alabama town where young girls are being abducted."
Through a contact of Bruner's father, the writer got an internship with "Criminal Minds" in the summer of 2005, between his sophomore and junior years at UVA. Upon graduation, a bachelor of arts in media studies in hand, Bruner took on a full-time position with the program and moved to Los Angeles.
"Now that I'm getting paid to write and watch movies, it's kind of cool."
Rest of the article can be found here:
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Criminal Minds spoiler thread for "Bloodline" written by Mark Linehan Bruner and directed by Tim Matheson
"Bloodline" -- Agent Prentiss (Paget Brewster, left) talks with a girl, Cate Hale (Adair Tishler, right) who was abducted by a strange family but then released.
**Spoiler will be in the comments. Beware! ***
***Quotes and song info will be posted once the episode airs ***
Criminal Minds quotes and song info for "Bloodline" starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness and guest star Meta Golding.
"There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained." - Winston Churchill
"The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other." - Mario Puzo
Criminal Minds: Great Nielsen ratings for the week ending January 18th for "Soul Mates" written by Erica Messer and Debra J. Fisher. :)
1. AFC Championship: Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, CBS, 40.65 million viewers.
2. "American Idol" (Tuesday), Fox, 30.42 million viewers.
3. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 30.32 million viewers.
4. AFC Championship postgame show, CBS, 25.44 million viewers.
5. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 24.25 million viewers.
6. "NCIS," CBS, 18.62 million viewers.
7. "The Mentalist," CBS, 18.07 million viewers.
8. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 17.10 million viewers.
9. "The Mentalist" (Sunday), CBS, 16.39 million viewers.
10. "CSI: Miami," CBS, 15.83 million viewers.
11. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", CBS, 15.52 million viewers.
12. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 13.78 million viewers.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Criminal Minds Conversation Yahoo group and the Criminal Minds Fanatic website will be holding an episode chat on Wednesday, January 21st at 10pm est to discuss "Bloodline". The password for this chat will be bloodline and it is open to all Criminal Minds fans.
Bloodline" -- Agents Jordan (Meta Golding, front left), Prentiss (Paget Brewster, front right) and Hotchner (Thomas Gibson, back center) arrive at the hospital to question a victim in an abduction case.
Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Agents Prentiss (Paget Brewster, standing left) and Hotchner (Thomas Gibson, standing right) talk with a girl, Cate, (Adair Tishler, in bed) and her father, Jim (John Bishop, standing center), after she is abducted and then mysteriously released by a strange family
"Bloodline" - The BAU team becomes involved in the case of a family working together to abduct young women, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy award nominated actor Tim Matheson ("The West Wing") directs the episode.
Jordan Todd............................... Meta Golding
Dad.......................................... Andrew Divoff
Mom........................................... Cynthia Gibb
The Kid....................................... Slade Pearce
Cate Hale.................................... Adair Tishler
Deputy Bo Whitaker......................... Paul Benz
Det. Bates..................................... Brett Rice
Jim Scheuren................................. John Bishop
RV Park Owner............................. Lucy Butler
Lynn Robillard.......................... Sierra McCormick
Security Guard.......................... Andre Johnson
Man........................................... Kirk Bovill
Woman..................................... Tonja Kahlens
Boy.......................................... Caleb Guss
News Reporter............................. Adam Clark
WRITTEN BY: Mark Linehan Bruner
DIRECTED BY: Tim Matheson
Criminal Minds: Here is the updated schedule for Criminal Minds episodes through the end of January. Lots of great Criminal Minds episodes!
1/16/09 - Friday - "Profiler, Profiled" (A&E)
1/17/09 - Saturday - "Profiler, Profiled" (A&E)
1/21/09 - Wednesday - "Bloodline" (CBS)
1/23/09 - Friday - "No Way Out" (A&E)
1/24/09 - Saturday - "No Way Out" (A&E)
1/28/09 - Wednesday - "Lo-Fi" (CBS)
1/29/09 - Thursday - "Minimal Loss" (CBS)
Dear Criminal Minds Family,
I have had several members of my family affected by strokes and I have decided to run the Los Angeles Marathon to help raise money for a charity near to my heart. Thank you all again for partnering with me to benefit APLA in helping to prevent AIDS. I would really appreciate it if we could partner with me again to support the American Heart Association.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, shares his thoughts about President-Elect Barack Obama. Watch the whole video. Shemar speaks several times during the video.
"Notable celebrities sharing their stories include Taye Diggs, Hill Harper, Regina King, Meagan Good, Columbus Short, Robert Townsend, Shemar Moore, Lauren London and more. This powerful short film premieres on January 19th at 8pm et/pt on Starz In Black, and plays throughout February for Black History Month. Don't miss a special tribute to a very special day, when one word changed the course of a nation HOPE." http://www.starz.com
Criminal Minds: Matthew Gray Gubler, Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds, attended the Sundance Film Festival. I hope he enjoyed himself. Sounds like the festival was terrific again this year.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Criminal Minds: Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, pictured here at the HBO party following the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Shemar's smile could light a room! I hope he had a great time.
Criminal Minds Blog Notes: Happy Saturday everyone! The Criminal Minds mods and I have just a few notes for the week.
1. We are once again hosting auctions for the Actors Fund and for Kim's American Heart Association marathon. Those auctions can be found here and new items will be posted every few days:
2. We have a new episode and lots of wonderful Criminal Minds repeats coming up. Great time to introduce a newbie to the show. :)
3. Operation pens and letters is going great. It is fine with me if you prefer to send me an email to print out and deliver. Pens must be mailed. lol.
4. If you want to make a direct donation to Kim's Marathon there a few things you should know. You have the option of whether or not you want the $ amount of your donation to show on the scrolling board. Many people have donated in honor of our writers which thrills me! Thanks to Kim for including us in this worthy cause. We're off to a great start. Over $300 in less than one day! Way to go Criminal Minds family! http://www.kimmyrunsthecity.com/
5. Some housekeeping notes from the moderators: Any member who has not posted a comment on the message board within the past 30 days will have their membership deleted during the upcoming maintenance cycle. Please remember that we support fair usage on the board, unless express permission has been granted in writing from the source of an article, and anything else will be deleted.
6. Thank you to CBS for their fast response in confirming the IMDB error last week. Please be assured that I have confirmation from Ed Bernero, and we all know that that is as good as gold, as well that this was simply an error. While I was thrilled to see how many of you were freaked at the prospect of another cast change, please stop emailing me. The matter is totally closed. Mistakes happen. This was one. There are simply no plans at this time to bring back Lola Glaudini to the show. Case closed.
7. Thank you again to Deb Fisher, Erica Messer and John Gallagher for joining us in the chat room this past Wednesday. It was a great episode and a great chat. Thank you to Ed Bernero for making these chats possible.
Enjoy your weekend. Stay warm and safe. Pop in a CM dvd and grab some tea! :)
Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson and the 2009 50th Bob Hope Golf Classic. Get some golfing tips from Thomas Gibson, Aaron Hotchner on Criminal Minds!
The golf channnel will start showing the tournament on Jan 21 at 9:00 PM - 12:00am 2009 50th Bob Hope Classic.
BTW you can watch on the Golf channel on Jan 20 at 10h30 'Playing Lessons with Corey Pavin and Thomas Gibson.
You can see the golf channel schedule here //www.thegolfchannel.com/core.aspx?page=21000
-Thanks to Bri for the heading up!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Criminal Minds: Jackson Rathbone has his priorities right. Criminal Minds before all else!
"Twilight" star Jackson Rathbone, who was set to appear with his rock band side project 100 Monkeys at 8 p.m. Sunday at diPiazza's Restaurant & Lounge, cancelled the show Friday morning to fly out of state to work on an episode of "Criminal Minds."
The 100 Monkeys show in Long Beach was to have been Rathbone's only all-ages concerts in the Long Beach-L.A. area, and diPiazza's was inundated with calls Thursday after the announcement of the concert was publicized on the band's MySpace page and fan sites.
Rathbone, who plays Jasper Hale in "Twilight," is especially popular among the teenage girl set. According to a spokesperson for the actor, Rathbone and his improv band will play an all-ages show at diPiazza's in early or mid-March.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Criminal Minds overnight Nielsen ratings info for "Soul Mates" written by Erica Messer and Deb Fisher.
“American Idol” owned the night but Criminal Minds gave them a run for the money and once again pulled in terrific ratings!
"CBS was runner-up for the night, thanks largely to “Criminal Minds” at 9 (14.1 million) and “CSI: NY” at 10 (12.8 million). CBS’s back-to-back comedies, “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (7.3 million) and “Gary Unmarried” (7.1 million), earned fewer viewers but still outpaced their competitors to win the 8 p.m. hour. NBC ranked third for the night with “Knight Rider” at 8 (5.3 million), “Law & Order” at 10 (8.2 million) and a repeat of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” at 9 (4.5 million). ABC finished fourth with three hours of “Lost” (4.5 million), a rerun of last season’s three-part finale."
Criminal Minds: Thank you to all the staff and crew of Criminal Minds for their dedication and hard work to create wonderful episodes of CM for all of us. Hundreds of professionals work very long hours to make Criminal Minds magic. Today I would like to thank Darcy, sitting on the dolly. Mike on the left. Cory on the right. Thanks guys. You rock hard and we appreciate your talent! Keep it coming!
Criminal Minds cast filming "Soul Mates" written by Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer. Directed by John Gallagher. Starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness and guest starring Meta Golding. Thank you to Ed Bernero for assembling the best professionals in the business for our show.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Criminal Minds: Thank you to Director John Gallagher and Co-Exec. Producers and writers Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer for joining us in the Criminal Minds chat room this evening to discuss "Soul Mates". Terrific episode and a terrific chat.
Criminal Minds spoiler thread for "Soul Mates" written by Deb Fisher and Erica Messer and directed by John Gallagher.
Soul Mates" -- The BAU team suspect a member of an affluent community in Atlanta is responsible for the disappearance of a local young woman and that the suspect may have worked with an accomplice.
***Spoilers are in the comments! Beware!***
***Quote and Song info will be posted once the episode airs***
**** Comments may be late being posted due to the chat following the airing of the episode. Check back often. *****
Criminal Minds quotes and song info for "Soul Mates" written by Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer. What a great episode! Put one in the scored column for the Gruesome Twosome!
"No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore." - Sigmund Freud
"Delay is the deadliest form of denial." - British Historian C. Northcote Parkinson
"Here comes My Girl" - Tom Petty
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Criminal Minds: I am thrilled to announce that Director John Gallagher will be joining Deb Fisher and Erica Messer in the Criminal Minds chat room to discuss "Soul Mates"!! John, and his hilarious daughter, joined us in our "Paradise" chat and it was wonderful. We all learned so much about directing and how to make CM magic. I've said it before and I will say it again! The only thing better than the Gruesome Twosome is the Fabulous Threesome! Wednesday, 10pm est. The password will be changed for this chat. Please email Laura or Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org for the password.
Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Criminal Minds: The Gruesome Twosome (Debra J. Fisher and Erica Messer) will be joining us in the Criminal Minds chat room following their episode, "Soul Mates" on Wednesday, Jan. 14th at 10pm est. The password will be changed for this chat, so please email one of the mods for the password. :)
Soul Mates" -- Agent Rossi (Joe Mantegna, left) and the BAU team suspect a member of an affluent community in Atlanta (guest star Michael Boatman, right) is responsible for the disappearance of a local young woman and that the suspect may have worked with an accomplice, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Monday, January 12, 2009
Criminal Minds: IMDB has listed Lola Glaudini, the former Elle Greenway on Criminal Minds, as being a guest star on the next two upcoming episodes. This is an error and Ms. Glaudini is not in these episodes, nor presently scheduled for any in the future. I confirmed with CBS that this is a mistake.
Per IMDB: "Criminal Minds" .... Elle Greenaway (30 episodes, 2005-2009)
- Bloodline (2009) TV episode .... Elle Greenaway
- Soul Mates (2009) TV episode .... Elle Greenaway
Again, this is INCORRECT!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
PCA Red Carpet interview with Shemar Moore of the CBS show, 'Criminal Minds'. Courtesy of CBS.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Criminal Minds wasn't aired this evening but if you watched the People's Choice Awards then you still got the chance to see Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, who was a presenter. New episode next week! I bet everyone is counting the days. I know that I am!
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Criminal Minds: The Criminal Minds Conversation Yahoo group and the Criminal Minds Fanatic website will be hosting a chat on Wednesday, January 7th at 10pm est. The new password for non-guest chats will be criminal minds.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Battleground: Wednesdays at 9 p.m.: ABC's "Lost" vs. Fox's "Lie to Me" vs. CBS' "Criminal Minds"
Analysis: This is a three-way Mexican standoff. Fox's keystone new show against CBS' usual time-period winner -- both crime procedurals -- and then there's ABC's strongly rated "Lost" returning after airing on Thursdays during the writers strike last year. "Lie" has the "Idol" lead-in and boasts a fairly solid pilot, plus the dramas that best maintained an "Idol" lead-in have been the somewhat similar "Bones" and "House." ABC hasn't yet scheduled a lead-in for "Lost," but the show is considered a self-starter.
Likely winner: As a serialized show, "Lost" will drop at least 10%, yet will probably win in the demo. "Lie" could surprise thanks to "Idol." Either way, "Minds" remains a good bet to dominate total viewers. Also, Fox holds a trump card here: The network could swap "Lie" and 8 p.m.'s "American Idol" at any time to protect their new show.