Criminal Minds Spinoff: On the Way?

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Criminal Minds is about to get some company.

CBS announced they've given the OK for a planted spinoff. The episode featuring the new premise will begin filming in February and air later in the the season. If it's picked up, it would likely be scheduled for the 2015-16 season.

The new series would focus on a division of the FBI focused on helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble while abroad.

The Criminal Minds Team Season 10 Episode 1

To date, every series CBS has spun off of one of their successful franchises has gone to series save one, an offshoot of NCIS:LA that would have been titled NCIS: Red. There is no word on what the series may be called, but the last outing was Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

Are you excited about the prospect of having another team in the Criminal Minds family? We'll report more news as it arrives.

Meanwhile, you can watch Criminal Minds online if you're a fan of the one that started it all!

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Criminal Minds Quotes

Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.

They mess you up, your mom and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you - Philip Larkin.