Gary Sinise To Topline ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff

Interesting idea for a series.

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After a short break, CSI: NY star Gary Sinise is back in CBS’ procedural fold as the lead of another spinoff drama, the network’s Criminal Minds planted offshoot.

The proposed spinoff will air as an episode of the mothership series, filming in mid-February, which was written by Criminal Minds executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer.

Like Criminal Minds, which centers on the FBI’s Analysis Unit, the spinoff focuses on a division of the FBI. It follows FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad. Sinise will play their boss, Jack Garrett, a 20-year veteran of the Bureau, who is currently in charge of the FBI’s top team for handling cases involving Americans abroad.

Messer executive produces with Criminal Minds executive producer Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper of the Mark Gordon Co. Just like the original series, the spinoff hails from ABC Studios, where Messer is under an overall deal…

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