To prepare for the 15th and final season, Criminal Minds will film 10 episodes this spring to launch sometime in late 2019 or 2020.
"Criminal Minds" was created by Jeff Davis, although the current showrunner is executive producer Erica Tasser.
"What's so bittersweet about it, is that we are going out still with stories to tell, and we're not on life support", she added.More news: Kate Beckinsale Responds to Fan's Statement About Pete Davidson Amid Romance Rumors
The show announced the big news on Twitter, with the post, "Hey, #CriminalMinds fans-we've got big news. I'm not talking ill of any of those shows, but all those signs that you usually see before a show is gone, we didn't have any of that".
Messer said the season will bring "a very worthy adversary for the team", especially for Joe Mantegna's Senior Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi, as well as "another formidable villain" before these 10 episodes end "with a showdown with that person".
"Criminal Minds" will come to an end after Season 15. Thomas Gibson was sacked in 2016 after an on-set altercation. "As long as we have heroes who want to keep chasing the bad guys I feel like we could keep going, and going, and going". By the time the show wraps, it will have made 325 episodes.More news: Steelers president on Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll look at all the options’
"That journey has changed a lot from the early days on the show because I wouldn't have anticipated all the changes that've happened".
We've also learned that a BAU bombshell is on the horizon as a member will be sharing a huge confession in a coming episode. NCIS, Grey's Anatomy and Law & Order: SVU are the only live-action, scripted series now on air that have lasted longer.More news: Canberra to decide Saudi's fate after United Nations refugee ruling