Sunday, January 13, 2013

CBS defends "Criminal Minds" against violence slam

by James Hibberd

CBS defended its oft-criticized gory crime drama Criminal Minds in the wake of the recent school shooting in Connecticut.

Talking to a huddle of reporters at the network's press tour session in Pasadena on Saturday, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler was asked about violent content on the long-running show. Specifically, one reporter referenced NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt saying last weekend “Criminal Minds is worse than [Showtime's] Dexter ever was” in terms of violence.

“It's a much-maligned show,” Tassler said of Minds. “I happen to enjoy the show. It's not for everybody. It's an adult show. It's a suspense thriller. And within that it’s also a character crime procedural. It's given an appropriate rating. I don't let my... To Read More:

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