Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

That’s the official name of the buzzed-about Criminal Minds spin-off starring Forest Whitaker, which, according to this CM tweet, has received a 13-episode order from CBS. Various sources have confirmed the name of the offshoot, which means it will not be called Minds 2.0 as previously speculated.

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“It has to get good ratings to get a back order for a complete season,” the post said further.

Says the press release: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior will follow “an elite team of agents within the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit who use unconventional methods of investigation and aggressive tactics to capture the nation’s most nefarious criminals.”

Whitaker has bagged the lead role as unit chief Special Agent Sam Cooper, a “mentally and physically fierce” leader who “strives to avoid political bureaucracy.” His “handpicked” and “eclectic” group of profilers will work “outside the confines of Quantico.”

The team includes former British Special Forces soldier Mick Rawson (Matt Ryan), a confident, handsome and highly-skilled marksman; John “Prophet” Sims (Michael Kelly), a street-smart ex-con with “Zen-like presence”; and Gina LaSalle (Beau Garrett), a beautiful and tough agent with “a cunning sense of perception.”

CBS picked up the Minds spin-off in May, alongside Hawaii 5-0, Bad Bloods, Defenders and Mike & Molly.

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Glenn Diaz

Staff Writer, BuddyTV