9 Things You Didn’t Know About Criminal Minds
For over 10 seasons and more than 11 years, fans have loyally tuned into Criminal Minds week after week. Despite a mass amount of police procedural shows on television, Criminal Minds has set itself apart as one not only the best in the genre, but one of the best on TV. With a twelfth season on the way, and the exit of a major star, fans are unsure of what to anticipate for Criminal Minds in the future. With endless intriguing and thrilling storylines and a fantastic cast, the show now has a huge fanbase. Get some behind-the-scenes scoop on the show with these 9 interesting facts:
9. The Private Jet
A signature of the show is shots of a jet flying the BAU team to and from a crime scene, and as it turns out, all of those shots are taken from Gulfstream publicity materials. Gulfstream used the opportunity to advertise their G-IV, G-V, and G-450 jets; however it seems the jet is a sore spot for real-life FBI agents. Former BAU agent Jim Clemente is now a writer/producer for Criminal Minds and simply stated that he went on around 500 flights in his time at the BAU and added, “we fly coach.”
8. The Wig
After Hotchner’s wife, Haley, enters protective custody, she is seen donning a brunette wig. While audiences would assume she wears the wig because she is trying to hide her identity, it was actually brought in because the actress who plays Haley, Meredith Monroe, had to change her hair for a role on Californication. Fortunately, the wig worked well for her Criminal Minds storyline and played a major part in Hotchner finding out that Foyet had found her and his son.