This season, CBS introduced the Criminal Minds spinoff, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. It followed another team from the BAU, the Red Cell team, led by Forest Whitaker's Sam Cooper, who hated bureaucracy, but it never had that extra something that makes the original so popular.
CBS has decided not to renew the spinoff for a second season, and that's not exactly surprising. (Unfortunately, it would have been more shocking if it had been renewed.) The characters (minus Janeane Garofalo's Beth) were first introduced in the Criminal Minds episode, "The Fight," and though they seemed to have promise, there wasn't anything extra to draw viewers in Wednesdays after the original to watch another hour of FBI profilers tracking down unsubs. The characters of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior didn't draw you in like those on CM do, but could that be because they never got the chance? Even with Criminal Minds series regular Kirsten Vangsness pulling double duty as Penelope Garcia, it didn't seem to have what it takes to last from the start, and it never brought in the ratings the network had hoped for.
Did you like Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior? Were you hoping for a second season?
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