In the vein of fellow CBS programmes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS, it has been reported that CSI: New York lead-in Criminal Minds will get a spin-off. The series about the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) debuted in 2005. The spin-off, which will start as a backdoor pilot during a spring episode of Criminal Minds, is expected to feature a new set of FBI agents rather than existing characters. Ausiello reports that CBS may be looking for a woman to headline the show.
The series, which has not yet been named, will be created by Criminal Minds executive producers Ed Bernero and Chris Mundy, and Mundy will write the script.
Source: TV Guide