Shemar Moore Returning to ‘Criminal Minds’ for Season Finale

He’s back!

Shemar Moore, who was an original cast member on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds, will return for the first time since leaving the long-running series last March after more than a decade.

The actor will be reprising his role as Derek Morgan to work on the case of escaped serial killer Mr. Scratch (Bodhi Elfman), who has been the Big Bad for the team this season.

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Moore was one of the show’s original cast members. He played Morgan, a Special Agent of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) tasked with profiling criminals. He debuted in the pilot back in 2005, but left the show in the 11th season after 250 episodes.

The actor previously told TV Guide that he wouldn’t return permanently after his departure. However, he said, “If they ask me to come back and dance, yes, I would be willing to do that.” In a letter to fans, executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer explained that it was Moore’s decision to leave the series as he wanted “to try new things.”

Moore is currently on board for another CBS project. He is tapped to star on CBS new S.W.A.T drama pilot, which is based on 2003’s Sony pic “S.W.A.T”. He also serves as executive producer of the project, which is produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.

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