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CRIMINAL MINDS
Air Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#823/824) "Brothers Hotchner/The Replicator"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

THE REPLICATOR RETURNS TO TARGET A MEMBER OF THE BAU, AND HOTCH'S BROTHER IS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TEAM'S LATEST INVESTIGATION, ON THE TWO-HOUR EIGHTH SEASON FINALE OF "CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Mark Hamill Guest Stars

Bellamy Young Returns as Hotch's Girlfriend, Beth Clemmons, and Eric Johnson Reprises His Role as Hotch's Brother, Sean

"Brothers Hotchner" and "The Replicator" - The Replicator zeroes in on the BAU when the killer targets one of the team as the next victim. Also, the BAU is called in to investigate a string of deaths in Manhattan tied to apparent ecstasy overdoses, and Hotch discovers that his estranged brother, Sean, is caught in the middle, on the two-hour eighth season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 22 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mark Hamill guest stars. Bellamy Young returns as Hotch's girlfriend, Beth Clemmons, and Eric Johnson reprises his role as Hotch's brother, Sean.

SERIES REGULARS:

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)
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Alex Blake)

GUEST CAST ("Brothers Hotchner"):

Jayne Atkinson (FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss)
Bellamy Young (Beth Clemmons)
Eric Johnson (Sean Hotchner)
Cade Owens (Jack Hotchner)
Kara Luiz (Liz Leonte)
Annabelle Borke (Anna Johnson)
Sean Maguire (Thane Parks)
Steve Wastell (Jim Peters)
Matthew Grathwol (Greg Matulic)
Brie Eley (Kimberly Sullivan)
Paul Shaw (Bernard Hatchitt)
Meghan Strange (Catherine Hatchitt)
Avery Kristen Pohl (Kiegan Hatchitt)
Tony Mirrcandani (Walter Beaird)
Richard Augustine (Larry Feretich)

GUEST CAST ("The Replicator"):

Jayne Atkinson (FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss)
Mark Hamill (John Curtis)
Nicholas Brendon (Kevin Lynch)
Teresa Huang (Dr. Weiss)
Kara Luiz (Liz Leonte)
Brian Appel (Agent Anderson)
Mark Moses (Senator Cramer)
Breanne Hill (Strauss Child #1)
Emma Marcus (Strauss Child #2)
Jordan Ledford (Strauss Child #3)

WRITTEN BY: Rick Dunkle (hour one); Erica Messer, one of the series' executive producers (hour two)

DIRECTED BY: Rob Bailey (hour one); Glenn Kershaw (hour two)

RATING: To Be Announced

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CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
Returns Wednesday, October 1
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/05 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
10 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 10th) on 3/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. The nine dramas picked up are: NCIS, television's #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· A.J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
· Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake
· Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
· Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
· Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid
· Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan
· Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Lola Glaudini as Elle Greenaway
· Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon
· Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
· Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver
CREW INFORMATION:
· Breen Frazier as SP
· Charles S.Carroll as PROD/UPM
· Chris Mundy as EP
· Deborah Spera as EP
· Edward Allen Bernero as EP
· Erica Messer as SP
· Gigi Coello-Bannon as PROD
· Glenn Kershaw as SP
· Jeff Davis as WRTR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Richard Shepard as DIR (Pilot)
· Simon Mirren as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· CBS Television Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The