Former CM Scribe Andrew Wilder Set to Co-Exec Produce “FBI” This Fall!

Former CM Scribe Andrew Wilder Set to Co-Exec Produce “FBI” This Fall!

After years of Criminal Minds fans begging the show via polls and petitions to rehire Andrew Wilder as writer, it looks like he’s finally returning to CBS. Wilder’s been tapped to co-executive produce the new show FBI, premiering this fall!

Though Wilder left CM after season 4, he’s responsible for some of the most revered classic episodes of Criminal Minds like Elephant’s Memory, North Mammon, Lucky, LDSK, and Omnivore, which is where we were introduced to UnSub George Foyet, arguably the series’ top villain.

Andrew had this to say about returning to CBS:

“Obviously, it’s great to be back on CBS where I started – and coming home on a series about the FBI… to be honest… and I believe the fans will understand this better than anyone… that is like a prayer being answered. I have missed the CM fandom. I’ve never seen anything like it. 14 seasons and they’re still the most passionate – and loyal fans in TV.  I can only hope they remember me. I truly hope they watch FBI. I can’t say much about the series just yet — but I promise they will NOT be disappointed!”

We’ll take you at your word! Best of of luck to you sir, and we’re on-board for anything else that escapes that talented pen of yours. Let’s all congratulate Andrew on this excellent turn of events, and wish him every success with the new endeavor!

If you’d like to read more about Andrew and his years with Criminal Minds, check out our interview here.

Further good news, Andrew is now back on twitter! Go follow him at!

9 thoughts on “Former CM Scribe Andrew Wilder Set to Co-Exec Produce “FBI” This Fall!

  • May 18, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Congratulations Andrew on your new show. Miss you on CM, your episodes were some of my favourites. Can’t wait to see what you come up with with FBI. Xxx

  • May 19, 2018 at 4:27 am

    “only hope we remember him”

    Are you kidding Mr Wilder?!

    You wrote one of the best, one of my favourite episodes of CM (Elephant’s Memory)! I wasn’t really planning on watching this new show, to be honest, but hearing you’re involved with it has changed my mind. Criminal Minds’ loss is FBI’s gain. It can only be good.

    So glad to hear about this new gig for you! congrats & best wishes, I’ll be firing up the PVR

  • May 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Wonderful news. I’m just wild about Wilder. He wrote many of my CM fave raves. I look forward to seeing what he does with this new show.

  • May 19, 2018 at 11:21 am

    So excited you will be back on CBS Andrew!! So looking forward to having your writing back on my TV, it has been too long! Woo Hoo!! Congrats!!

  • May 19, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Excellent! It will be interesting to see how the show turns out. I hope it will deal with some of the current challenges the FBI faces.
    I always enjoyed Andrew Wilder’s style and storytelling.
    Maybe they can even tap Asha Rangappa as a consultant.
    I’m looking forward to this!

  • May 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations!! Looking forward to checking it out!

  • May 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Always loved your writing sir! Congrats on this new gig! 😀

  • May 20, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Andrew wrote 3 of my top ten all-time favorite Criminal Minds episodes.
    I wished him to come back to CM many times.
    Now I wish him all the luck and success he deserves on his new CBS show. He is close enough I guess 😉
    Congratulations Mr. Wilder! You’re the best.

  • May 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    To reiterate what some others have said above me, your episodes from Criminal Minds were truly in a league of their own; Omnivore might very well be my favorite episode of the series. I’m absolutely looking forward to checking out the new gig to see some of that same flair and watching things on the Wilder side again!

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