Who wants some of the earliest information that we’ve got on Criminal Minds season 14 episode 3? Well we’re happy to provide that today!
In a new post on Twitter (which CarterMatt has for you to check out below), show executive producer Harry Bring made it clear that this episode (which likely will air in October) carries with it the title of “Rule 34.” That, in itself, really just makes us think about Gibbs’ rules on NCIS more so than any other detail when it comes to this series. The writer for the episode is Christopher Barbour, a man who serves as a co-executive producer and also has written episodes such as “Blue” and “Ex Parte.” He’s someone who (thanks to his experience on this show and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ) knows how to craft an excellent hour of television.
Meanwhile, the director for this episode is Alec Smight, who has directed seven episodes of Criminal Minds to date alongside more than 40 of CSI beforehand.
Why is it so important to have experienced, familiar faces work on the first couple of episodes of a season? The simplest reason for it is because you want to ensure that you have people who understand what makes the show great to kick off the season, largely in order to ensure that viewers stay hooked and bump up those ratings. Viewers have spent the better part of the summer feeling like they’ve missed Criminal Minds greatly (especially since they left us on such a massive cliffhanger!) so over the first few weeks you want to give them what they want.
If there is a chance to experiment a little more with the formula, it’s once you get a few more episodes into the season and you have a chance to play around a little bit more. Viewers are more comfortable at that point and are ready to be tested a little bit more.
Remember that Criminal Minds is going to kick things off with the 300th episode, which you can read about over at the link here or watch our video on it below.
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