Kirsten Vangsness, Criminal Minds
Kirsten Vangsness, who plays quirky computer tech Penelope Garcia on CBS' Criminal Minds, is in talks to also appear on the upcoming Minds spin-off, a source close to the show tells TVGuide.com.
Check out photos of the Criminal Minds cast
If a deal is struck, Vangsness' character could recur or appear regularly on the spin-off, Criminal Minds
: Suspect Behavior
. CBS took a similar approach last season, with Rocky Carroll
's Director Leon Vance appearing on both NCIS
and NCIS: Los Angeles
.Reps for CBS and Vangsness declined to comment.
A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster returning to Criminal Minds, but for how long?
The news, first reported by Deadline.com
, comes weeks after Criminal Minds
did not renew cast member A.J. Cook
's contract and cut back the number of appearances planned for Paget Brewster
. Cook will return for two episodes in the fall to end her character's story.Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
stars Forest Whitaker
as Cooper, a former big-shot profiler who now runs his own team outside the bureaucracy of the FBI. Janeane Garofalo
will also star
as a member of Cooper's team. The show will premiere at midseason.Do you want to see Vangsness on both shows?