Kirsten Vangsness, Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds co-star Kirsten Vangsness will pull double duty this TV season: Vangsness' quirky computer tech Penelope Garcia will also appear on the Minds spin-off as a series regular, CBS announced Monday.
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As we previously reported
, Vangsness was in negotiations to appear on both shows though it was unclear how often she would appear on the spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
"In reality, the real BAU teams share analysts, so it made sense for us to combine the positions on TV," Suspect Behavior
executive producer Chris Mundy
said in a statement. "On a personal note, Kirsten is amazing, both personally and professionally. Her talent will make our new series that much better both on screen and behind the scenes."
Vangsness joins other series regulars Forest Whitaker
, Janeane Garofolo
, Matt Ryan
, Michael Kelly
and Beau Garrett
"I'm super excited to be invited onto the series," Vangsness said in a statement. "The cast is astounding and I love playing this character."Criminal Mind: Suspect Behavior
premieres at midseason. Are you excited to see Garcia on both shows?