The CSI: Miami vet will help fill the void left by original cast member Shemar Moore’s late-season sendoff by playing a special agent with the FBI Fugitive Task Force who joins Rossi, Hotch et al at the Behavioral Analysis Unit.
“We’re all big fans of Adam’s and are excited to welcome him back to the CBS family,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said in a statement. Added showrunner Erica Messer: “We have exciting storylines planned for his character and the entire BAU team as we head into our 12th season.”
In addition to his run as CSI: Miami’s Delko, Rodriguez’s TV credits include Jane the Virgin, Empire and CBS’ Reckless. he will make his debut in the Season 12 premiere of Criminal Minds, which will again air Wednesdays at 9/8c this fall.