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Criminal Minds Casts Danny Glover in 'Interesting' Role, as Derek's [Spoiler]

Four-time Emmy nominee Danny Glover is heading to CBS’ Criminal Minds, in a key role in a pivotal episode.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Glover will guest-star in this season’s 16th episode, titled “Derek,” as father to Shemar Moore’s character.

Of course, Derek Morgan’s dad is long-established as being dead. So…. Hmm.

“It’s an interesting role that he plays,” showrunner Erica Messer shares with TVLine. “The reason Derek needs to call on this protector in this moment and work through some things is really beautifully written by Breen Frazier, and directed by [cast member] Thomas Gibson.

Glover’s more recent TV credits include an arc on Fox’s Touch, plus episodes of Leverage, Psych and NBC’s short-lived Ironside remake.

Criminal Minds resumes Season 11 this Wednesday at 10/9c.

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