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How to Watch ‘Criminal Minds’ on Hulu: Cast, Similar Shows, and More

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Criminal Minds isn’t your average crime drama. 

In addition to the suspenseful confrontations, fast-paced law enforcement setting, and captivating standalone episodes you’d expect from a detective show, Criminal Minds doesn’t shy away from the realities of heinous crimes committed by deeply disturbed individuals. 

Using criminal profiling and technical forensic science, the FBI team behind the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout every episode. 

Wondering where to watch Criminal Minds? All 15 seasons are available to stream now on Hulu — here’s how to get started. 

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Where to Watch Criminal Minds

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All Hulu subscribers get access to Hulu’s on-demand streaming library, including every episode of Criminal Minds

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How to Stream Criminal Minds on Hulu

New to Hulu? Signing up is easy. 

  1. Go to the Hulu sign up page
  2. Choose a Hulu plan that works best for you.
  3. Enter your information, and start streaming in seconds!


Criminal Minds Cast

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Current Cast

  • Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
  • Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
  • Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. Spencer Reid
  • A.J. Cook as Jennifer Jereau
  • Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
  • Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis
  • Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez
  • Daniel Henney as Matthew Simmons

Recurring Cast

  • Josh Stewart as William LaMontagne, Jr. 
  • Nicholas Brendon as Kevin Lynch
  • Jane Lynch as Diana Reid
  • Molly Baker as Jessica Brooks
  • Cade Owens as Jack Hotchner
  • Mekhai Andersen as Henry LaMontagne
  • Esai Morales as Mateo Cruz

Previous Cast

  • Lola Glaudini as Elle Greenaway
  • Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon
  • Meta Golding as Jordan Todd
  • Meredith Monroe as Haley Brooks
  • Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver
  • Beth Riesgraf as Dr. Maeve Donovan
  • Jayne Atkinson as Erin Strauss
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn as Dr. Alex Blake
  • Bellamy Young as Beth Clemmons
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt as Kate Callahan
  • Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan
  • Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner
  • Damon Gupton as Stephen Walker

Shows Like Criminal Minds

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Law & Order: SVU is more than just an iconic theme song — it’s the franchise that set the standard for all procedural dramas to come. Follow detective Olivia Benson as she uses compassion and skill to help the victims of abuse crimes seek justice. 

Check out the Hulu guide to Law & Order for everything you need to know about streaming the show. 

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Science or faith? Evidence or intuition? These are only some of the opposite viewpoints that make Temperance Brennon and Seeley Booth an unlikely yet dynamic duo inside and outside of their work as a forensic scientist and FBI agent, respectively.

Watch: Bones

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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Calling all crime sleuths: Do you have what it takes to crack a cold case based on crime scene clues? Follow this ensemble cast of brilliant forensic investigators and scientists as they uncover crimes one piece of evidence at a time. 

Watch: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


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Inspired by real life emergency calls, Angela Bassett and Peter Krause star in 9-1-1 — a fast-paced, procedural and medical drama series that follows the brave heroes of Los Angeles’ police, paramedic, and fire departments. 

In addition to 9-1-1, all Hulu subscribers also get access to the spin-off, 9-1-1: Lonestar, starring Rob Lowe as a fire chief in Austin, Texas. 

Watch: 9-1-1

The Rookie

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It’s never too late to start over — just ask John Nolan, the oldest rookie cop the LAPD has ever seen. Resilience, perseverance, and dream-chasing set the scene for this Los Angeles-based procedural and legal drama. 

There’s plenty more where that came from — stream the first season of The Rookie: Feds now on Hulu.

Watch: The Rookie

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