Kirsten Vangsness Will Be in Both Criminal Minds Series

by on July 19, 2010

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We thought that CBS was dumping all their female leads in their police procedural series but Kirsten Vangsness, who plays Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, has wrangled herself a deal that will have her be a regular on both Criminal Minds and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, the spin-off from Criminal Minds. “Good job baby girl!

Here’s the press release from CBS

LOS ANGELES – July 19, 2010 Kirsten Vangsness, who stars as Penelope Garcia in the CBS drama CRIMINAL MINDS, will also join the midseason series CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR as a series regular. Garcia, a computer wizard who helps research cases, will play the same role and support the “Suspect Behavior” BAU team headed up by Special Agent Sam Cooper, played by Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker.

“In reality, the real BAU teams share analysts, so it made sense for us to combine the positions on TV,” explained CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR Executive Producer Chris Mundy. “On a personal note, Kirsten is amazing, both personally and professionally. Her talent will make our new series that much better both on screen and behind the scenes.”

“I’m super excited to be invited onto the series,” said Vangsness. “The cast is astounding and I love playing this character.”

CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR will star Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofolo, Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly and Beau Garrett. CRIMINAL MINDS and CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR are produced by ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. The executive producers are Chris Mundy, Edward Allen Bernero, Mark Gordon and Deborah Spera.

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