‘Criminal Minds’ Casts Adam Rodriguez as Series Regular for Season 12

‘Criminal Minds’ Casts Adam Rodriguez as Series Regular for Season 12
Adam Rodriguez is coming back to CBS, joining “Criminal Minds” as a series regular in Season 12, the network announced Wednesday.

He’ll play a special agent who is a member of the FBI Fugitive Task Force and joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit, and will be introduced in the Season 12 premiere.

“We’re all big fans of Adam’s and are excited to welcome him back to the CBS family as part of the terrific cast of ‘Criminal Minds,'” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment.

“We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Adam Rodriguez to our amazing cast,” said Erica Messer, executive producer and showrunner on the long-running procedural. “We have exciting storylines planned for his character and the entire Bau team as we head into our 12th season.”

Rodriguez was most recently seen in recurring roles on “Jane the Virgin” and “Empire.
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Diggs goes for 'Grey' spin

Taye Diggs has been tapped to star opposite Kate Walsh in ABC's potential spinoff from hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Additionally, Grey producer ABC TV Studio has extended for two more years its overall deal with O'Taye Prods., Diggs' production company with his longtime manager, Abe Hoch.

The potential spinoff will test the waters as a back-door pilot, an expanded two-hour episode of Grey slated to air in May. It will center on neonatal surgeon Addison Shepherd (Walsh), a character that has enjoyed a strong following from fans since she was introduced at the end of the hot surgical drama's first season.

It is understood that the back-door pilot episode will feature Shepherd on the verge of leaving Seattle Grace, a scenario that will be triggered if ABC goes with the spinoff for next season. There were no details on the character Diggs will play.

Grey creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes is writing the episode and is expected to shepherd the potential series.

Development deal for Diggs, Touchstone TV

Development deal for Diggs, Touchstone TV
Taye Diggs, the star of UPN's Kevin Hill, is expanding his relationship with the drama series' producer, Touchstone TV. The actor has inked a development deal with the studio to develop and produce series projects through O-Tay Prods., a production company he is forming with his longtime manager, Abe Hoch. Under the one-year pact, which has an option for a second, Diggs and Hoch will bring show ideas to the studio and serve as executive producers on the projects that are put in development at the studio.

Harrington gets 'Inside' Fox drama

Jay Harrington has joined the cast of Fox's upcoming drama series The Inside. Harrington will portray Paul Fattore, an agent working in a unit of the FBI investigating violent crimes. He'll star opposite Rachel Nichols, who was previously cast as a young female undercover agent. Harrington will take the role originally played by Peter Facinelli, who departed the project this month after the role was reconceived (HR 12/3). The Inside, from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television, is set to premiere in the spring. Harrington most recently appeared on the WB Network's Summerland and also starred in NBC's short-lived Coupling. He also recently appeared on NBC's Las Vegas and CBS' Without a Trace. On the film side, Harrington is starring in the upcoming indie feature Partners opposite Josh Cooke. Harrington is represented by Abe Hoch at A Management, ICM and attorney Dave Feldman at Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal and LaViolette Llp.

See also

Credited With | External Sites