Criminal Minds (television) One-hour drama series airing on CBS beginning September 22, 2005. An elite squad of FBI profilers analyzes the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next move before they strike again. Leading the team is Special Agent Jason Gideon, the FBI’s top behavioral analyst. The experts on Gideon’s team include Special Agent Dr. Reid, a classically misunderstood genius; Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets; Special Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on obsessional crimes; and Elle Greenway, an agent with a background in sexual offenses. Stars Mandy Patinkin (Jason Gideon), Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner), Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan), Lola Glaudini (Elle Greenway), Matthew Gubler (Dr. Reid). Mandy Patinkin left the show in 2007, and was replaced by Joe Mantegna (David Rossi). From Touchstone Television and Paramount Network Television.