'Criminal Minds' Season 9: Joe Mantegna 'very confident' about getting renewal

Joe Mantegna is sure "it isn't a matter of whether" his series "Criminal Minds" will be renewed, but when, and under what terms.This week, the veteran stage and screen actor is wrapping up filming Season 8 ofthe typically dark CBS crime drama with night shoots. The two-hour finale that airs Wednesday, May 22, marks a critical showdown with the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit's enemy known as the Replicator ... but Mantegna considers another challenge the show is facing to be less life-or-death."We all feel very good, very confident" about the Season 9 order that hasn't come yet, he tells Zap2it. "I don't even feel there's any doubt that we'll get picked up. I think it's all been logistics, because so many contracts are up this season. Out of the seven actors, five of our contracts are up. And all of the writers' contracts, and the show runner's."This is the first time they've had to deal...



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