New Cases. New Faces. The twelfth season of Criminal Minds shakes the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to its very core. Unforeseen threats lead to sudden changes to the team, beginning with the addition of Luke Alvez (Adam Rodriguez), whose fugitive tracking skills are put to the test on day one.
Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) returns from London to take over as the new Unit Chief, joined by Stephen Walker (Damon Gupton), a seasoned profiler in his own right. Back on the case are agents David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), Jennifer "J.J." Jareau (A.J. Cook), Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), technical analyst Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), and Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler).
As the BAU grows in number, their enemies only grow stronger. This new team must learn to work together to stop the killers, psychopaths, masterminds, hackers, abductors and other dangerous perpetrators that await them in these 22 mind-blowing episodes.
All-star cast: Joe Mantegna (The Starter Wife), Paget Brewster (Band of Robbers), Matthew Gray Gubler (Band of Robbers), A.J. Cook (Final Destination 2), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders), Damon Gupton (Final Destination 2), Aisha Tyler (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami), Returning guest star Shemar Moore.
Season 12 features special guest appearances by: Jane Lynch (Glee), Alana de la Garza (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Law & Order), Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Hawaii Five-O), Sherilyn Fenn (Ray Donovan), Pooch Hall (Ray Donovan), Tatum O'Neal (Rescue Me), and David Otunga (WWE).
CBS/Paramount has announced that September 5th
will see the DVD release of Criminal Minds - The 12th Season
. This 6-disc set priced at $44.99 SRP will include lots of extras: Audio Commentary (on select episodes), a "Director's Chair" Featurette, Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel, and more! Here's a look at the package art: