Friday, April 10, 2015

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1020. A Place at the Table - Toluca Times: How CM Got Ed Asner

by Denise Ames

Multi-Emmy Award Winner to Appear on ‘CRIMINAL MINDS’ The Tolucan Times Helps Pair Up ED ASNER with CBS’ #1 Hit Show ~ Episode airs April 15th!

Next Wednesday at 9pm PST is Must-See TV and not only because the #1 show on CBS ‘Criminal Minds’ airs in that coveted time slot… Entertainment legend Ed Asner will guest star on the hit series the evening of April 15th; the award-winning actor will portray “Aaron Hotchner”’s Father-In-Law.  (Series regular Thomas Gibson plays “Hotch”)

Asner's role on the massively popular series came about after Toluca Lake resident Joe Mantegna (who has played lead character “David Rossi” on the show since 2007) came across an interview Asner gave for The Tolucan Times.  “I was thrilled to find out Ed was a fan of our show,” he says regarding Asner's “One on One” celebrity interview in the July 2nd, 2014 issue of the paper.  In the piece “What do you do in your spare time?” was asked; Asner replied “I watch ‘Criminal Minds’, everybody is...

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CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1020. A Place at the Table - TVLine: Matt's Inside Line [SPOILER!]

by Matt Webb Mitovich

Q: Would love some A Place at the Table Criminal Minds scoop. I’ll take anything you’re willing to throw my way. –Michelle

A: I know, it feels like Ed Asner is everywhere these days, but his role on Criminal Minds this Wednesday is a far cry from his recent Good Wife visit. “He plays Hotch's father-in-law, Roy, who’s been diagnosed with...

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1020. A Place at the Table - Promo Photos

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - Kirsten Vangsness Interview: "Criminal Minds," Apocalyptic Film Role and New Man in Her Life

by Melissa Parker

Kirsten Vangsness is best known as the lovable, quirky brainiac tech analyst, Penelope Garcia, in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit on CBS’s hit series Criminal Minds. Other television credits include Phil of the Future, LAX, Pretty the Series and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (short-lived spin-off).

Vangsness began performing in plays and improvisation in Los Angeles after college. She has been a member of numerous theater companies in Hollywood and is currently an active member of Theatre of NOTE where she has served as president of the Art Board and earned the coveted Golden Betty Award.

“The thing most people have seen me do is Garcia on Criminal Minds. Very few people get the privilege to play the same character for ten seasons, but this last year, I was playing a dumb blonde named Fawn in this film who’s a total ditz, and then I was doing this whole other part, a character named Ada in this play. I did a three-page monologue just very angry and totally opposite from Garcia.”

In 2007, the versatile actress starred in the West Coast premiere of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig at the Geffen Playhouse for which she received a Best Actress Garland Award. She has also written various pieces that have been seen in the LA area.

The California native's current project is Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse, an indie feature comedy set during the collapse of civilization written by and starring Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine. In addition to Vangsness, the film features Barry Bostwick, Robert Pine, Harry Groener, Arye Gross and Janet Varney. It is available for preorder now at the film's official website.

Criminal Minds wraps up its tenth season May 6, 2015.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Kirsten, let’s first talk about your involvement in Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.

Kirsten Vangsness: Gabe (Diani) and Etta (Devine), who created the movie, are members of a theater company called Antaeus in Los Angeles. There are all these little 99-seat theaters all over LA. I’m a member of one called Theatre of NOTE, and I did a movie with some people I know from there called Kill Me, Deadly that we just...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1020. A Place at the Table - Promo Video

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1019. Beyond Borders - Comments Thread

This thread is open for you all to post comments and talk about tonight's new CRIMINAL MINDS episode, titled 'Beyond Borders' and written by Erica Messer, and planted pilot of the new proposed series of the same title.

Hope you've enjoyed today's episode, and remember that next week we'll have a new brand one!

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1019. Beyond Borders - Boss Talks of 'Many' Lessons Learned + The Ep That Will Drive You 'Crazy'

By Matt Webb Mitovich

Things aren't exactly B.A.U. at the BAU this Wednesday on Criminal Minds (CBS, 9/8c), when the team is enlisted to assist in solving a brutal crime committed against Americans outside the States.

In the planted spinoff episode, titled “Beyond Borders,” International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) reaches out to Hotch & Co. when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside BAU once worked. Rounding out Garrett's team are Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn (as international law expert Lily Lambert), Daniel Henney (Hawaii Five-0) as Special Ops Agent Matt Simmons and Tyler James Williams (The Walking Dead) as tech guru Russ “Monty” Montgomery.

TVLine invited Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer — who penned the potential spinoff — to talk of past lessons learned and why Sinise elected to play CBS crimesolver again. (Messer also teases another upcoming episode, directed by cast member Matthew Gray Gubler.)

TVLINE | Most simply put, what lessons were learned from the previous attempt at a Criminal Minds spinoff that were applied this time around?
In a word, many. The most noticeable one — and it's probably a struggle that every spinoff has – is: How are you the same but different? And what happened last go-around [with Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior starring Forest Whitaker] was, “Oh, they're different because they're rogue.” They don't work at the FBI, they work out of a dojo. And they've got this whole sort of “rogue” mentality about them. But [for Beyond Borders] I thought, maybe how they’re the same but...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1019. Beyond Borders - TVGuide: Will the 2nd Time (& Gary Sinise) Be the Charm for Another Spin-Off?

by Joyce Eng

Criminal Minds is expanding its world again -- by going around the world.

Five years after launching the short-lived Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, the CBS procedural will air the backdoor pilot to Beyond Borders Wednesday (9/8c, CBS) -- or as executive producer Erica Messer describes in a nutshell, Criminal Minds International.

"In its simplest form, that's what it is," Messer tells "[Executive producer] Mark Gordon had been wanting to do another spin-off and I felt like we just needed to wait until we found the right idea. Certainly going the international route felt like it was the right thing to do, the right time to do it. We are 10 seasons in. It answers that spin-off dilemma, which is: How is this show the same but different from the mothership? And I think we were able to solve that nicely by saying that [the two shows are] the same in that they're profilers solving crimes via behavior, but it's different because they're doing it outside of our country when Americans are in trouble."

That was the main lesson producers learned from Suspect Behavior, which saw Forest Whitaker lead a team of rogue agents around the U.S. -- basically what Hotch (Thomas Gibson) & Co. already do. "I felt like it was too similar because they could be in Cleveland the same week we're in Cleveland solving a similar crime. The element of being rogue didn't stand out for me as being different enough. I think that was the misstep," Messer says. "You always...

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CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1019. Beyond Borders - CTV Promo Video

Monday, April 6, 2015

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1019 Beyond Borders - Sneak Peeks

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1021. Mr. Scratch - Press Release


Series Star Matthew Gray Gubler Directed the Episode. Guest Stars Include Bodhi Elfman as Mathematician Peter Lewis, and Thad Luckinbill as Larry Merrin and Kiko Ellsworth as Daniel Karras, Two People Accused of the Murders

“Mr. Scratch” – When three people implicated in murders claim they were attacked by a “clawed shadow monster” at the moment each crime occurred, the BAU searches for an UnSub who is controlling their minds. Also, the search for the culprit puts one of the team in jeopardy, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series star Matthew Gray Gubler directed the episode. Guest stars include Bodhi Elfman as mathematician Peter Lewis, and Thad Luckinbill as Larry Merrin and Kiko Ellsworth as Daniel Karras, two of the people implicated in the murders.

CHEAT TWEET: The BAU investigates murder suspects who claim they were 1st attacked by monsters. @CrimMinds_CBS 4/22 9pm

Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner)
Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)
A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Kate Callahan)

Bodhi Elfman (Peter Lewis)
Thad Luckinbill (Larry Merrin)
Kiko Ellsworth (Daniel Karras)
Anessa Ramsey (Christine McNeil)
Joe Williamson (Bill Kinderman)
Brittany Falardeau (Tabitha Merrin)
Elliott Smith (Jimmy Kinderman)
Jamie Bock (Mary Kinderman)
Andrew Borba (Tony Axelrod)
Suzanne Ford (Dr. Susannah Regan)

WRITTEN BY: Breen Frazier
DIRECTED BY: Series star Matthew Gray Gubler

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1019. Beyond Borders - TVLine Exclusive Video Interviews! [SPOILERS]

CBS’ Criminal Minds this Wednesday will introduce you to a whole new, globe-trotting BAU — and TVLine has an exclusive video previewing the planted spinoff.

In the episode “Beyond Borders” (which likely would be the offshoot’s suffix), International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) seeks an assist from Hotch's team when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside BAU once worked. Rounding out Garrett’s team are Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn (as International Law Expert Lily Lambert), Daniel Henney (Hawaii Five-0) as Special Ops Agent Matthew Simmons and Tyler James Williams (The Walking Dead) as tech guru Russ “Monty” Montgomery.

To learn more about the potential spinoff from Sinise, Gunn, Henney and Williams, Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer (who penned this week’s episode), and Gibson and Mantegna from the original series GO TO: