By now, we all know that when a TV series is a big hit, there has to be a spin-off in the works, right? The latest drama to expand their franchise into a second show is Criminal Minds. Last season, we saw the other BAU team, headed up by Sam Cooper, played by Forest Whitaker in one of the Criminal Minds episodes. The new team joined forces with the familiar team to help solve the case of the fathers & daughters gone missing.
It was a pretty chilling case and the new team showed us some of their quirks in the episode, but we can be certain that there’s much more to learn about them when Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior premieres on CBS on February 16 at 10/9c. Other BAU team members will be played by Janeane Garofalo, Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett and our favorite super-geek Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing even more of her fantastic character.
Here’s the description for the series, according to CBS.
CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR stars Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo in a drama about an elite team of agents within the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) who use unconventional methods of investigation and aggressive tactics to capture the nation’s most nefarious criminals. Unit chief Special Agent Sam Cooper is a mentally and physically fierce natural leader who is not afraid to put his career on the line in order to stand by his convictions. Cooper strives to avoid political bureaucracy and has handpicked an eclectic group of profilers to work outside the confines of Quantico. They include Beth Griffith, strong-willed and outspoken, the newest member of the team who joins them from the FBI Threat Assessment Task Force; Former British Special Forces soldier Mick Rawson, confident and handsome, works as a highly-skilled marksman with an undiluted eye for rooting out evil; John “Prophet” Sims a former convict with a street-smart edge and a calm, Zen-like presence, who is determined to make amends for past sins; Gina LaSalle an attractive, tough agent armed with a cunning sense of perception; and Penelope Garcia, a computer wizard who has spent years aiding Agent Hotchner and his BAU team on its toughest cases. This exceptional group of FBI operatives is strong in their beliefs and steadfast in their mission to bring the country’s most dangerous criminals to justice.