Forever's Alana De La Garza Cops Role in Criminal Minds Spinoff

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Alana De La Garza is quickly becoming the poster child for CBS’ new season.

In addition to recurring on the Eye Network’s Scorpion this fall, the Forever alumna has joined Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders in a series-regular role, TVLine has learned.

The procedural spinoff, debuting at midseason, will focus on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who are in danger abroad. De La Garza will play Clara, a smart, well-traveled cultural anthropologist on the International Response Team.

Additionally, relative newcomer Annie Funke has been cast as Mae, the team’s fearless, fun medical examiner. The series also stars Gary Sinise (CSI: NY), Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) and Daniel Henney (Revolution).

And not that we’re going to take all the credit, but TVLine did suggest De La Garza’s Beyond Borders casting, shortly after Forever was — sniff — cancelled.

Are you more interested in Beyond Borders now that De La Garza is involved? Hit the comments with your thoughts!