10:25 am on August 2, 2017
For Criminal Minds fans, life without Derek Morgan (who was played by Shemar Moore) just isn’t the same. From his banter with Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) to his ability to solve crimes while staying totally calm, Morgan was a strong presence on the show.
Luckily for fans, Moore also loves his Criminal Minds character, and he’s not opposed to going back to the show that helped establish him as a major TV star.
“Anything’s possible,” Moore told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about whether or not fans will ever see him again on the CBS drama.
Moore was on Criminal Minds for 11 seasons before walking away from the BAU and his beloved character. He did, however, return for the season 12 finale, and hinted that his final scene as Morgan left room for a comeback.
“I told all the fans, I keep telling them those elevators closed and they can always open up again,” Moore told TV Guide, referencing his final scene.
In an interview following his departure from Criminal Minds last year, Moore said he decided to leave the show because he was ready for a new challenge as an actor.
“Criminal Minds was college, and now I’m ready for grad school and the next step,” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016.
The good news is that Moore seems to have found his next step. The actor is slated to star in CBS’ new series S.W.A.T. as the lead character, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, which he said is his “focus right now.”
As excited as we are to see him in the new role, it’s nice to know Moore is still open to revisiting his alma matter. Here’s hoping we can get him back to the BAU stat!
S.W.A.T. premieres November 2, 2017 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
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