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CBS Cancels Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

CBS has canceled the police drama, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, after two seasons and 26 episodes.


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The show starred Gary Sinise (CSI: NY) as a FBI agent who investigates crimes against American citizens outside of the country. Former NYPD Blue cast member Sherry Stringfield played his wife.

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders was a huge failure with the critics; RottenTomatoes.com gave the show a score of just 20 percent out of a possible 100 with only three of 15 reviewers surveyed saying they liked season one.

“Beyond comprehension, beyond silly, beyond words,” wrote Verne Gay of Newsday.

Ratings started strong in season one, however, with the live debut episode capturing nearly nine million viewers. Subsequent episodes did not do as well, but Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders managed to eke out a 13-episode second season.

However, viewership did not improve in season two, making yesterday’s cancellation call an easy one for CBS.

— Phillip Swann


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