Tuesday, November 25, 2008
CRIMINAL MINDS WILL GET ITS SPIN-OFF!
Criminal Minds: We'll get out spin-off. Criminal Minds has always had to deal with naysayers.
In a move that will surprise only the brainless, NCIS' odds-defying ratings surge this season has prompted CBS to quietly begin developing a spin-off, sources confirm to me exclusively.
Although a spokesperson for the hit procedural declined to comment, my industry moles reveal that a new crop of naval sleuths will likely be introduced in an episode of NCIS later this season and launched into their own show as early as next fall.
"It's still in the early stages," maintains an insider, who says no final decisions have been made about the premise or the setting.
The NCIS offshoot will likely put on hold CBS' long-gestating Criminal Minds spin-off.