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How Many Episodes Does “Criminal Minds: Evolution” Have?

The sixteenth season of the American police procedural crime drama television series Criminal Minds (also known as Criminal Minds: Evolution) follows members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) as they are faced with a network of serial killers built during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show is produced by ABC Signature and CBS Studios meaning that the series will be available on Paramount+ in the United States and on Disney+ internationally in many regions including the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and more.

But how many episodes does Criminal Minds: Evolution have?


How Many Episodes Does ‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ Have?

Criminal Minds: Evolution will have 10 episodes with a new episode being released each week through until early February 2023.


‘Criminal Minds: Evolution’ New Episode Schedule

“Criminal Minds: Evolution” will premiere with two episodes. Following the premiere, new episodes will stream weekly on Disney+, with a mid-season finale on Friday, Dec. 16. The season will then return on Friday, Jan. 13 with all-new episodes dropping weekly through the finale on Friday, Feb. 10.

  • Episode 1 – Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Episode 2 – Friday, November 25 2022
  • Episode 3 – Friday, December 02, 2022
  • Episode 4 – Friday, December 09, 2022
  • Episode 5 – Friday, December 16, 2022

—— Mid Season Break ——

  • Episode 6 – Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Episode 7 – Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Episode 8 – Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Episode 9 – Friday, February 03, 2023
  • Episode 10 – Friday, February 10, 2023

Paramount+:

  • Episode 1 – Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Episode 2 – Thursday, November 24 2022
  • Episode 3 – Thursday, December 01, 2022
  • Episode 4 – Thursday, December 08, 2022
  • Episode 5 – Thursday, December 15, 2022

—— Mid Season Break ——

  • Episode 6 – Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Episode 7 –Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Episode 8 – Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Episode 9 – Thursday, February 02, 2023
  • Episode 10 – Thursday, February 09, 2023

What is “Criminal Minds: Evolution” About?

In “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Original cast members continuing their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joins the dynamic cast as a recurring guest star in a season-long arc.

“Criminal Minds: Evolution” will continue and expand the beloved franchise for streaming audiences, blending serialized elements into the series’ format. This season continues CBS’ “Criminal Minds” series, which ran from 2005-2020, followed the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the best of the best who profiled the worst of the worst. Subscribers in select regions can catch up on the previous “Criminal Minds” seasons on Disney+.

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