Category Archives: Criminal Minds

SDCC 2016: Kirsten Vangsness and Tyler James Williams preview CRIMINAL MINDS and CM: BEYOND BORDERS

At Comic Con over the summer, we spent some time chatting with Kirsten Vangsness and Tyler James Williams about what to expect from this season’s CRIMINAL MINDS (which premieres tonight on CBS) and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, which returns at midseason. Kirsten talked about what will happen in the episode she will writes for this season; Tyler previewed getting out in the field a bit more (or maybe not).  Check it out!

Director Larry Teng Shows Us How It’s Done

One very popular, in-demand television director these days is Larry Teng.  I had another opportunity to chat with him recently and, not surprisingly, his cup is overflowing. A Different Kind of Show Teng was shooting Criminal Minds when we spoke.  Though he couldn’t really say much about the episode, he did reveal that “it’s a very dark premise.” He went on to say, “The nice thing about working on this show is that it’s very much character driven, and there’s


“I wouldn’t trade my path for anything. It’s been a very graceful transition.” That’s how Director Larry Teng responded to me when I asked how it felt to reach his ultimate goal of directing serial television. He told me, “I’ve always seen and considered myself a Director. Producing was a means to get there.” It’s Not as Easy as It Looks And that experience as a Producer included extensive work on Medium that paid off in the end. When I

CRIMINAL MINDS’ Simon Mirren Talks TV, Wounded Warrior Project

“I’m still learning to write every day,” Simon Mirren told me in a personal interview. Even as Executive Producer/Showrunner extraordinaire Simon Mirren speaks these words to me, my ears are still ringing. It is humbling to hear that Mirren envisions himself as a “learner” of the written word, especially since he has so gifted the world of entertainment. “I’m a storyteller first and a writer second,” he continues. “I really like to go out into the world and find new

Courtney looks back on her Favorites from 2011

Courtney K is taking a look back on her favorites from 2011 – how do these stack up to yours? Favorite new obsession: DOCTOR WHO – where HAVE I been?? In a world with faded colors that’s where. Becoming a Doctor Who fan (or Whovian) has brought me a whole mess of new appreciations. Much like fans of Army of Darkness or Firefly, there’s hidden jokes in almost everything I watch or read that all point back to one Doctor

Kirsten Vangsness gives CourtneyK all the details on CRIMINAL MINDS

Speak and be heard!! HERE IT IS!! My bumbly interview with the effervescent Kirsten Vangsness from CRIMINAL MINDS. As some of you may know, I wrote a character rundown almost a year ago to the day; it was one of my first pieces for and it was about The Brainy Broads: Abbey from NCIS and Garcia from Criminal Minds. I went on and on about how marvelous they were and are. Imagine my overflow of joy when Amrie asked

JJ’s Back in Action – AJ Cook talks CRIMINAL MINDS

Tonight on CBS, CRIMINAL MINDS is getting the band back together! After a weird year that saw both AJ Cook and Paget Brewster’s characters kicked to the curb, the two are back. Not only are they back, they’re once again full-on series regulars. In anticipation of the premiere that focuses on what happens when the ladies return and that small matter of Emily’s faked death, I spent some time talking with AJ Cook about what is on tap for this

My Take Too: CourtneyK tackles a Top 10 of ’10!

Here’s Day 2, from Courtney K! The year is quickly coming to a close and soon there will be a number of clip shows, best of shows, and holiday specials instead of the new episodes of the shows we love so much. In keeping with that tradition, Amrie suggested a piecing together of a top ten list, so heeeere they are, in no particular order! My Top Ten Too of 2010: Burn Notice: Fast moving, fascinating MacGyver-like weaponry, and a

Character Rundown with CourtneyK: Brainy Broads and Why I Love Them So Much

Long ago, in a television grainy and sans color, there lived shows where the “spunky best friend” or “wacky neighbor” face time was minimal. They were supporting cast with little heft to their own storylines My my, how glad I am that things have changed! Now the supporting cast has depth and dimension that, at least to me, carry the heart and soul of many of the shows that I watch. It’s no longer about the handsome leading man or

Thomas Gibson talks CRIMINAL MINDS!

CRIMINAL MINDS has made headlines lately for some behind the scenes shake ups that have left some fans worrying about what’s going on this season.  After an emotional episode that had fans saying goodbye to AJ Cook and in turn, in meta fashion, the BAU saying goodbye to Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, the writers and actors hope to move forward and continue creating a show that so many fans have come to love over the years! In tonight’s all new episode,

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