Adam Rodriguez Joins the BAU Team as a New Recruit on the 12th Season Premiere of "Criminal Minds"

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25 September 2016
Criminal Minds
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"Criminal Minds"
Season Premiere Wednesday, September 28 at 9 PM ET/PT
          The 12th season premiere is titled “The Crimson King.”  Agent Luke Alvez (Adam Rodriguez) joins the BAU team, which is tasked with capturing a killer who escaped prison with 13 other convicts at the end of last season. “Criminal Minds” revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases.

          The BAU team is lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner, a strong profiler who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison-turned-profiler who juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as solving cases; Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensible computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’re captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; and Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force. As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)  
Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner)  
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)  
A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)  
Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis)  
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)  
Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez)  
Bodhi Elfman (Peter Lewis)  
Erik Stocklin (Brian Phillips)  
Bobby Ray Shafer (Chief Arthur Emmett)  
Jeff Kongs (Officer Chet Dewey)  
Amy Landon (Carla Jean Birch)  
Tim Abell (Earl Roy Everton)  
Kraig Dane (Daniel Cullen)  
Tom Jenkins (Bob Phillips)  
Jami Ferreira (Gail Phillips)  
Sarah Buehler (Mistress Magdaline)  
Ashlynn Ross (Chelsea Carter)  
Randolph Thompson (Doctor Jones)  
Brooke Culbertson (Officer Dewey’s Wife)  
Gavin Michael Pierce (Officer Dewey’s Son)  

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