<i>Criminal Minds</i> Criminal Minds

CBS is prepping a Criminal Minds spin-off, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The potential new series comes from Minds executive producers Ed Bernero and Chris Mundy.

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Mundy will write the script for the spin-off episode, which will appear as an episode of Minds

in the spring, a la NCIS-NCIS: Los Angeles last season. Details are still sparse, but if the new show gets the green light, it is expected to feature a new team of FBI agents, not existing characters.CBS has been successful at this in the past. CSI begat two heavily watched spin-offs, and NCIS: Los Angeles was this season's highest-rated debut for a new drama.

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The Criminal Minds spin-off was discussed in 2008, but CBS focused its energy on NCIS: Los Angeles. Minds returned strong this season, winning the night with 15.8 million viewers and its best rating ever in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic.Are you excited to see a Criminal Minds offshoot?