10 Longest TV Procedurals — Where Does ‘Criminal Minds’ Rank? (PHOTOS)
Criminal Minds ended its 15-season run on February 19, ranking as one of American TV’s longest procedurals. In fact, CBS claims a total of six series in the top 10 — which isn’t entirely surprising, given the procedural format “has become hard-wired into CBS’s identity,” as Ad Age once observed.
That said, the Eye Network can’t claim the top two spots in the ranking. Click through the gallery above to see the 10 longest-running primetime procedurals, ordered by their season counts and — in the event of a tie — their episode counts.