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CBS Picks Up ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’, Plus ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘NCIS’, ‘NCIS:LA’ & ‘NCIS:NOLA’ News

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CBS has announced that the planted Criminal Minds spinoff, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, has been picked up for the 2015-2016 season. Gary Sinise (Jack Garrett), Daniel Henney (Matthew Simmons) and Tyler James Williams (Russ “Monty” Montgomery) are listed under the show’s cast, but Anna Gunn (Lily Lambert) is rumored to be leaving the project. CBS also picked up a drama series called Limitless, which includes Sinise’s former CSI: New York costar Hill Harper (Dr Sheldon Hawkes) in the cast. (For more about Limitless, click the previous link.)

In total, the network has already ordered five new dramas and two new comedies for the fall; fans are still waiting for an announcement regarding the future of the original Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. (NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a second season back in January.)

After the jump, you can find a collection of Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS: LA and NCIS: NOLA news and spoilers that have been shared over the past month. (Contains 120+ embedded videos, tweets and photos.)

Criminal Minds

Entertainment Weekly answered this question about the show, relating to the exit of Jennifer Love Hewitt (Kate Callahan) and AJ Cook’s pregnancy:

I’m sad to hear Jennifer Love Hewitt won’t be back on Criminal Minds, but what does this mean for A.J. Cook, who is also pregnant? — Joshua

She’s sticking around, as I mentioned in my postmortem. However, since the show is scheduled to go back into production around the time she’s due, you may not see her when the show returns. Revealing Cook’s pregnancy in the finale “helps us answer why she’s likely not in the first episode or so,” says EP Erica Messer. “We laid the groundwork for it, and then we can remind everybody in the premiere that she’s on maternity leave.”

For the tenth year in a row, Sinise and Joe Mantegna (David Rossi) will co-host the National Memorial Day Concert live on PBS. The concert airs Sunday, May 24 at 8:00pm ET. (Check your local listings.) Here’s a tweet from Mantegna:

Here’s a question from TV Line:

Question: Any info on Criminal Minds’ Reid? —Emilie

Ausiello: If you were hoping that Reid might finally be ready to move on from Maeve’s Season 8 death — with either forensic scientist Dylan Einstein (played in a February episode by Candace Hammer) or Agent Dorian Loker (recent guest star Emily Churchill) — showrunner Erica Messer notes that the remainder of Season 10 was already plotted out at the time those potential pairings aired. As such, “It’s something that we can explore next season,” she allows.

Relating to the above question, Messer told TV Guide there were no concrete plans to give Dr Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) a serious romance during season eleven. However, she added, “we will probably discuss it and figure it out at some point next season.”

Here’s a video from CBS Watch! Magazine. It is narrated by NCIS’s Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo) and features glimpses of various CBS stars. The list includes AJ Cook (JJ Jareau) and Gubler from Minds; Weatherly and his NCIS costars Pauley Perrette (Abby Sciuto), Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer) and Emily Wickersham (Ellie Bishop); and NCIS: LA’s LL Cool J (Sam Hanna):

Finally, check out this small collection of tweets:


NCIS

Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) will be a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden this Monday, May 11. The show airs at 12:37am ET/PT.

Emily Wickersham did a fan Q&A session last month, and you can watch it below (also available on CBS.com):

Harmon was on The Talk last week to discuss the show. You can find the full episode here (Harmon’s interview starts around 17:30), or watch a segment below:

Pauley Perrette visited Rachael Ray on her talk show last week. Here’s a clip, along with a recipe from the Donna Bell’s Bake Shop cookbook:

Perrette was also on Live! With Kelly and Michael last month to talk about NCIS and the cookbook, and you can watch the interview below:

CBS This Morning spoke to Perrette last month about NCIS and Donna Bell’s Bake Shop. Here’s the video:

Perrette also did an interview with InTheLabNYC about the show and the cookbook. You can watch a long video here, or check out a shorter clip below:

Check out the CBS Watch! Magazine clip in the Criminal Minds section above. It is narrated by Weatherly, and it features glimpses of Weatherly, Perrette, Dietzen and Wickersham.

Finally, check out these tweets and photos, including some from the filming for last week’s episode, as well as this week’s season 12 finale:


NCIS: LA

NCIS actor Michael Weatherly will appear in an episode of Los Angeles, and TV Line reports the episode will air next season. This is the first time Weatherly has appeared on the LA-based spinoff. Here’s a tweet with a photo of Weatherly with the NCIS: LA cast:

Here’s a question from TV Line that also relates to next season:

Question: Will the audience ever find out what is in the box that Deeks opened on NCIS: LA? I’m dying to find out what “everything he ever wanted” actually means. —Leah-Margaret

Ausiello: I’m going to farm this one out to exec producer Shane Brennan, if that’s cool with you Lea-Margaret. “The mystery of what’s in the box will be revisited next season,” confirms the EP, before cryptically adding, “Will we find out what’s in it? Maybe….”

The Late Late Show welcomed LL Cool J last week. The full episode is available here, or you can watch several clips below:

LL Cool J was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month. Here are three clips:

LL Cool J also visited Live! With Kelly and Michael last month, and you can watch the interview below:

Chris O’Donnell (G Callen) sat down with HuffPost Live last month, and you can watch the full interview below:

College student Olivia Cain recently had the chance to work behind-the-scenes of NCIS: LA to watch the show being produced. You can watch two videos from KCTV 5 below, including quotes from Cain as well as Los Angeles stars Barrett Foa (Eric Beale) and Daniela Ruah (Kensi Blye):

The CBS Watch! Magazine video in the Criminal Minds section above features clips of LL Cool J.

LL Cool J’s Spike TV series Lip Sync Battle has been picked up for a second season, which will contain 20 episodes.

Finally, check out these tweets and photos, including images from shooting the final two episodes of season six, as well as an episode that is being filmed now but will not air until next season:

Brought the entire circus up to my old hood. #NCISLA #805

A photo posted by Kyle Harimoto (@kharimoto) on

Li Hing Mui on the Set of #NCISLA ! Mahalo @joeywilson57 and .@hanlonnyc #808 in da #323

A photo posted by Kyle Harimoto (@kharimoto) on

#ImonABoat #setlife #NCISLA

A photo posted by llcoolj (@llcoolj) on

When Hollywood does nature it always brings its own Cell Tower.

A photo posted by Kyle Harimoto (@kharimoto) on

My man Director @jpkous crushing the #NCISLA S6 Finale || Big day || Lots of gunfire

A photo posted by Kyle Harimoto (@kharimoto) on

Time to do some night driving work I guess. #NCISLA

A photo posted by Kyle Harimoto (@kharimoto) on

Dope #NCISLA Construction Shirt || By Thousand Oaks' own Mike Brooks

A photo posted by Kyle Harimoto (@kharimoto) on

Beyond excited for this… we are faaamily, I got all my sisters with me… wait, AND brothers

A photo posted by Daniela Ruah (@danielaruah) on

Guess who's coming to dinner? #ncisla has a special guest star headed our way! #onlycbs

A photo posted by chrisodonnell (@chrisodonnell) on

Today's outfit for "work". #ncisla #cbs #mondaysat10

A photo posted by @reneefelicesmith on


NCIS: NOLA

Zoe McLellan (Meredith Brody) will be a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden this Monday, May 11. The show airs at 12:37am ET/PT.

Here’s a video of the NCIS: NOLA stars doing a cover shoot for TV Guide:

McLellan was on The Talk last week. You can find the full interview here (starts at 27:00), or watch a clip below:

WLOX shared a behind-the-scenes video from the NCIS: NOLA set, which you can watch below. It features quotes from Scott Bakula (Dwayne Pride), McLellan, CCH Pounder (Dr Loretta Wade) and technical advisor D’Wayne Swear:

Pounder visited The Real last month, and you can watch three videos below:

Here’s a video of NCIS: NOLA crew members talking about filming in New Orleans (from TheCredits.org):

McLellan answered questions for Zimbo last month, including this one:

Co-star (past or present) that really made an impression on you and why:

Scott Bakula. He’s kind to everyone around him. He takes time to say hello every day. He really cares. One of the sweetest humans I know.

Finally, check out these tweets and photos, including images from filming the season one finale, followed by two videos:

And here are the videos, featuring Rob Kerkovich (Sebastian Lund):

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