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

Matt Webb Mitovich

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.”

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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.

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

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