Adam Rodriguez To Replace Shemar Moore On ‘Criminal Minds’
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Brace yourselves, Criminal Minds fans. Shemar Moore is officially being replaced on the show.

After a successful 11-year run on the popular drama series, Shemar Moore confirmed his exit back in March and actor Adam Rodriguez will now be joining the cast to fill the void. CBS announced that Rodriguez would be joining the show in a press release on Wednesday and showrunner Erica Messer says they have big plans in store for his character.

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“We have exciting story lines planned for his character and the entire Behavioral Analysis Unit team as we head into our 12th season,” she said in a statement.

Rodriguez will reportedly play the role of an FBI Fugitive Task Force special agent in the Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Prior to joining the Criminal Minds cast, Rodriguez has built a solid fan base with television roles on prominent shows including Empire and Jane The Virgin, as well as his work on the big screen in films like the Magic Mike franchise and opposite Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself

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