Criminal Minds officially has a successful spin-off!
CBS announced on Monday that it is picking up Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders for a second season. The series takes the FBI abroad, as Jack Garrett (Gary Sinise) and his team investigate international abductions and murders of Americans.
Beyond Borders is the second spin-off attempt by Criminal Minds, after the short-lived Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior failed to take off in 2011. Executive producers Mark Gordon and Erica Messer previously told TVGuide.com that they took their time after Suspect Behavior to develop Beyond Borders to make sure they could create a spin-off that felt organic to its mothership show. The original Criminal Minds was renewed earlier this month for Season 12.
The Criminal Minds success comes a week after CBS canceled CSI: Cyber, thus ending the CSI franchise that was the catalyst for the network’s procedural success. All three NCIS series, including the NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans spin-offs, will continue next year.
However, the fate of freshman series Limitless remains unknown, but sources say the drama hasn’t been canceled yet.
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CBS will announce its fall schedule on Wednesday.
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