Fall TV Preview

Criminal Minds Season 12 Promo: 'Some Things Never Change' (And Yet...)

As a new promo for Criminal Minds‘ uniquely buzzy Season 12 touts new and returning faces, one BAU vet is here to reassure us, “Some things never change.”

In the exclusive sneak peek above, TV’s “No. 1 Suspense Thriller” welcomes CSI: Miami vet Adam Rodriguez to the cast (as Luke Alves, an  FBI Fugitive Task Force member who assists Rossi & Co. in the manhunt for the slew of escaped serial killers) as well as welcomes back Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss (in what recently was upgraded to a series-regular capacity).

The CBS promo does not denote the other major cast change for Season 12 — original cast member Thomas Gibson’s exit, a few episodes into the new season — unless one is able to read between the lines. Er, pixels.

Criminal Minds opens Season 12 next Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c.

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