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‘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.
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Vondie Curtis-Hall Directing Thriller ‘Residue’ (Exclusive)

Vondie Curtis-Hall Directing Thriller ‘Residue’ (Exclusive)
Vondie Curtis-Hall has signed on to write and direct an adaptation of Warren Adler’s 2010 dramatic thriller “Residue,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Jeffrey D. Erb of Framelight Productions will produce the film with Grey Eagle Films.

“Residue” follows a Wall Street firm’s token Jewish lawyer as he finds himself in the middle of a chain reaction of international intrigue and bloody violence after the firebombing of a black church in Brooklyn that was once a synagogue.

Curtis-Hall stars as Ben Urich in the Marvel’s Netflix series “Daredevil.” He wrote and directed “Gridlock’d.”

“I’m very excited to be working on such a compelling, timely piece, where nothing is as it seems as the residue of the past layers the present,” Curtis-Hall said.

Erb’s credits include “Just Add Water” starring Jonah Hill, Melissa McCarthy and Danny DeVito, “Tooth and Nail,” “The Speed of Life” and “Let the Game Begin
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