Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Criminal Minds to get another hour on prime time: The procedural crime drama shows no signs of getting as stiff as a corpse. According to World Entertainment News Network:

Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker is reportedly in negotiations for a major TV deal to lead the upcoming Criminal Minds spinoff.

Bosses at CBS are planning to expand the popular cop drama into a franchise with a new series due to air later this year.

And The Last King of Scotland star has been chosen to head up the all-new cast, according to EW.com.

The website reports Whitaker will be introduced to viewers in a Criminal Minds episode this spring.

Whitaker's last major TV role was in another police show — he starred in The Shield between 2006 and 2007.