“Criminal Minds” will not return to Channel 5 in Tempe until September, but the cast is now hard at work filming new episodes for the eighth season of the series. On Wednesday, July 11, Spoiler TV shared some new behind the scenes photos from the set. TV Guide also shared some new spoilers for the eighth season. Check out the photos here, and the previously released season 8 set photos here. If you missed any of the previously released photos or spoilers for this series, go here.
There will be a new arrival to the team when the series returns in September. Jeanne Tripplehorn is joining the cast, and Erica Messer, the woman behind the series, had more information about her arrival and her character. She said the following, according to TV Guide:
“It has been a couple of months. Prentiss didn’t just quit the day after the wedding. It was a process. [She was] transferred elsewhere, [the team] was doing interviews for months to find the right fit. It all took a lot of time. So, when we meet Alex Blake, it is also Morgan and Garcia’s first time meeting her because they have actually been away on temporary duty in London. When they return, the rest of the team has already been on a case with her, but it’s Morgan and Garcia’s first time meeting her and working with her. It allows Garcia to ask all those questions that the audience would want to know.”
The fact that Morgan and Blake were off together on an assignment also had some fans wondering if there was romance involved in that little trip. TV Guide reported the following in order to clear that up on Tuesday:
Sorry, ‘shippers, but executive producer Erica Messer says it was not a romantic getaway. “I think it was work, but it is a romantic place to go,” Messer says with a laugh. “Maybe some pictures will surface of their trip, but in our heads there was nothing more than [the two of them] walking the streets of London with one another.” Bollocks!
The premiere date for this series’ eighth season has also been set. “Criminal Minds” will return on September 26. Fans are buzzing about this series on social media. One fan said the following on Twitter recently:
Hmm I wonder if on my week off I can finish the complete 5th season of #CriminalMinds
“Criminal Minds” will premiere season eight on Channel 5 in Tempe this fall.
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