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CRIMINAL MINDS
Air Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#909) "Strange Fruit"
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WHEN SKELETONS ARE UNEARTHED IN THE BACKYARD OF A VIRGINIA HOME, THE BAU UNCOVERS A WEB OF FAMILY SECRETS, ON "CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

Esai Morales Returns as the BAU's Section Chief Mateo Cruz

Guest Stars Include L. Scott Caldwell, Emmy Award Winner Glynn Turman and Seth Gilliam as Tina, Charles and Lyle Johnson, Respectively, the Family Who Owns the House the BAU Investigates

"Strange Fruit" - When skeletons are found in the backyard of a Virginia home, the BAU centers its investigation on the family living there, unearthing family secrets rooted in the past racial divisions in the South, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Nov. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Esai Morales returns as the BAU's Section Chief Mateo Cruz. Guest stars include L. Scott Caldwell ("Lost"), Emmy Award winner Glynn Turman ("In Treatment," "House of Lies") and Seth Gilliam ("The Wire") as Tina, Charles and Lyle Johnson, respectively, the family who owns the house the BAU is investigating.

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:

Esai Morales (Section Chief Mateo Cruz)
L. Scott Caldwell (Tina Johnson)
Glynn Turman (Charles Johnson)
Seth Gilliam (Lyle Johnson)
Jason Mac (Mike Bishop)
Alexandria Cree (Cheryl Bishop)
Jeremy Woodland (Greg)
Clay Blanchette (Cop)
Paget Kagy (M.E. Tamako Kimura)
Young Charles (Kian Morr)
Grayson Duvall Wittenbarger (Young Karl Beck)
David Ryan Speer (Young James Moses)

WRITTEN BY: Janine Sherman Barrois, one of the series' executive producers

DIRECTED BY: Constantine Makris

RATING: To Be Announced

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CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/05 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
10 (??? episodes)
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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