Long-running CBS police procedural drama Criminal Minds was renewed for a 14th season in May.
The series will start on Wednesday, October 3 at 10pm, and run for at least 15 episodes.
With the upcoming season shorter than a standard Criminal Minds season, many fans are concerned that the end is near for the show.
Will the show make it to season 15? Here’s what we know.
Will there be another series of Criminal Minds?
CBS have not yet confirmed whether there will be a Criminal Minds season 15.
Season 14 of the show was renewed in May for a 15-episode run.
This is the smallest number of episodes ever ordered for the series.
Every season previous to 14 has had at least 20 episodes, and every season since season three in 2007 have had at least 22 episodes.
The official reason for this is to allow the channel to feature more original programming.
CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl told Deadline: “As scheduling evolves and we try to get more original episodes on air, we have to cut and paste and sometimes trim episodes on some of those shows to get more originals on the air.”
However, Kahl did not rule out an extended season 14 at some point.
He added: “They possibly can get a couple of more episodes. It depends where they are in production, they will let us know.”
As for season 15, Kahl told TV Line the decision had not been made about whether season 14 would be the last.
He said: “We will have an honest discussion with them at the right time.”
If a 15th season is renewed, we will probably know in Spring 2019.
The previous three seasons were either renewed in April or May.
Then, if a 15th season is commissioned, it will be coming to screens in September or October 2019.
However, if season 14 is the final season of Criminal Minds, 2019 will see the end of two of CBS’ biggest shows.
In August, it was announced that The Big Bang Theory will be finishing in 2019 after star Jim Parsons reportedly turned down $50million for a further two seasons.
Who is in the cast of Criminal Minds season 15?
If season 15 is green-lit, it’s likely that most of the drama’s core cast members will be returning.
The casting, of course, will depend on what happens in the forthcoming run.
Fans can expect more of Joe Mantegna as David Rossi and Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr Spencer Reid.
Criminal Minds starts Wednesday, October 3 at 10pm on CBS