Shemar Moore to reprise ‘Criminal Minds’ role

08 Jan 2014, Los Angeles, California, USA --- arrives to the 40th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live. Pictured: Shemar Moore --- Image by © Nate Beckett/Splash News/Corbis

Shemar Moore is reprising his role for season 12 of Criminal Minds!

Shemar Moore is returning to Criminal Minds. CBS just announced Moore will guest star in the 12th season finale on May 10, reprising his role as Derek Morgan. In the episode, Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch, who has wreaked havoc on the team all season.

Moore, an original cast member, exited the show last March after appearing in 251 episodes. His character, Morgan, had survived a harrowing kidnapping and decided to leave the BAU to focus on life and family. In a letter to fans explaining Moore’s surprise departure, executive producer/showrunner Erica Messer said it was Moore’s decision to leave the show “to try new things.”

Source: Deadline