Looks like CBS may drawing off their success with spinning off the multiple CSI’s, and looking to do the same with another of their procedural shows. Michael Ausiello (now with EW) is reporting that the network is looking into creating a Criminal Minds spin-off. The word comes from Executive Producer Ed Bernero, who told Ausiello that “substantive” talks are currently taking place between CBS and ABC studios, who produces Minds, saying “It’s safe to say there will be something soon. We had talked about it from the beginning, but something always got in the way of it happening… like Mandy [Patinkin] leaving and the strike. But it’s definitely gaining momentum now.”
Ausiello further reports that a consensus on what an alternate Criminal Minds would look like has not been reached, but Bernero says that they’re “looking at all of the things the FBI does and how we can work that into the Criminal Minds world.”
As with most spin-offs these days, the show would likely be launched via a “backdoor pilot” in an upcoming Criminal Minds episode.
So a Criminal Minds spin off. Good or bad? Chime in with your comments.