Criminal Minds exec producer Erica Messer admits she’s “hopeful” for a Season 11 renewal — and a series order for the procedural’s latest spinoff, Beyond Borders, which will air as a backdoor pilot on Wednesday (April 8).
TVGuide notes that there are six Criminal Minds stars up for contract renegotiations, a potential hurdle to renewal, but Messer is confident that both shows will be on the 2015-16 season map:
“I have been thinking of nothing but both of these shows! I’m hopeful for both. I don’t want to jinx it, but this [spin-off] opens up our storytelling a lot because it doesn’t have to be a serial crime of the week; it just has to be an American outside of the U.S. every week who’s in trouble.”