Criminal Minds has been riding high for over ten seasons spread across more than 11 years of continuous television presence. While there is an exhaustive range of crime/police based shows that have appeared on TV, this series continues to rule on the strength of its loyal fans who keep tuning in week after week. This massive show has not only turned out to be the best crime series but, among the overall best things on TV.
The show witnessed the exit of a major star, and with the 12th season on the anvil, fans are a bit confused about what Criminal Minds future is going to be like. The show has witnessed some incredibly compelling storylines, great performances and that has contributed to its success. Let’s have a look at some fabulous behind-the-scenes trivia about Criminal Minds with these nine interesting facts:
9. The Private Jet
A standalone feature of the show is the visuals of the private jet that flies the BAU team to and from the crime scene. These shots are originally visuals of Gulfstream’s marketing materials, and they used the opportunity to promote their G-IV, G-V and G-450 private jets. However, this has turned out to be the cause of heartburn for the real life FBI agents. Jim Clemente who is a writer/producer for the series is a former BAU agent. He stated that during his BAU stint, he flew no less than 500 times and said: “we fly coach.”
8. The Wig
In the series, Hotchner’s wife Haley is shown wearing a brunette wig during her protective custody time. The audience thought that the wig was a part of her attempt at concealing her identity, whereas the real reason for the wig was the change of hair that Meredith Monroe, the actress playing Haley, had undergone for a role in Californication. Luckily, the wig suited the narrative and helped Hotchner find out that Foyet had located her as well as his son.