Onetime NCIS agent Sarah Jane Morris will find herself looking down the wrong end of a gun barrel (or a harpoon spear, or a human marionette pulley, or whatever twisted modus homicidii is at play) when she guest-stars on CBS’ Criminal Minds this fall.
Morris will appear in the sixth episode of Season 9 as a target of the killer du jour, TVLine has learned.
In addition to her arc as NCIS’ E.J. Barrett, the actress’ TV credits include Brothers & Sisters, guest-starring turns on Castle and Body of Proof and the upcoming A&E drama pilot Occult.
Criminal Minds resumes chasing UnSubs on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
The actress formerly known as Natalia Boa Vista will guest-star as Minds‘ Agent Mays, TVLine has confirmed.
LaRue tweeted the news to her followers Wednesday, when she also posted a photo of her with series stars Shemar Moore and A.J. Cook. to Instagram; she noted she’d had a “great day” on set.
La Rue portrayed CSI: Miami‘s lovely lab rat-turned-investigator for seven seasons, though daytime fans will recognize her as All My Children‘s Maria Santos, as well. Her other TV credits include Soul Food and Third Watch.
Criminal Minds‘ ninth season bows Sept. 25 at 9/8c.
The BAU has a new boss.
NYPD Blue and Caprica star Esai Morales has joined Criminal Minds as the new BAU section chief, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Morales will recur as Matt Cruz, a longtime FBI agent who gets promoted to work with the BAU and has a previous professional relationship with JJ (A.J. Cook) that will be revealed as the season progresses. Might they have worked together during her stint in the Department of Defense?
Morales will make his first appearance in the third episode of Season 9. Showrunner Erica Messer previously told TVGuide.com that Hotch (Thomas Gibson) would be acting section chief for the summer in the wake of the death of their former boss Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) in the Season 8 finale.
Besides NYPD Blue and Caprica, Morales has appeared in Law & Order: SVU and Burn Notice, and co-starred in La Bamba.
Season 9 of Criminal Minds premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on CBS.
TVLine has learned exclusively that David Anders will guest-star in the coming run’s third episode as Anton Harris, a serial slayer whose M.O. involves the (gulp) lobotomization of his victims.
Anders’ recent (of many) TV credits include Necessary Roughness (where he’s currently recurring), Once Upon a Time (as Dr. Whale/Dr. Frankenstein) and Arrow (as bad guy Cyrus Vanch).
Criminal Minds launches its new season on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.
Ghost Whisperer vet Camryn Manheim is heading back to CBS this fall via Criminal Minds, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The actress — whose tube credits also include ABC’s The Practice and, more recently, NBC’s Harry’s Law — will play the mother of an UnSub in the procedural’s two-part Season 9 premiere.
Manheim’s character is very protective and watchful over her son, whom she knows has some serious emotional problems (killing women who look like his ex-girlfriend, among them).
Rumor has it mom is carrying around some deep, dark family secrets of her own.
Minds kicks off Season 9 on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.
There has been a meeting of the Criminal Minds, and as a result, the CBS drama has been renewed for Season 9, the network announced on Thursday evening, with all seven main cast members (and showrunner Erica Messer) set to return.
Last week, CBS and producer ABC Studios tendered their final offers to Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook. Gibson and Mantegna were reportedly the first to be close to signing on for the new season; Moore’s negotiations were said to go on longer, while Vangsness and Cook rejected their offers and banded together to seek salaries closer to that of their male co-stars.
According to Deadline, all of the aforementioned five have signed new two-year deals with the crime drama, and though Cook and Vangsness did not achieve pay equal to the Criminal men, they did receive significant raises. (Matthew Gray Gubler and Jeanne Tripplehorn were not up for renewal this spring.)
CBS and Criminal Minds producer ABC Studios on Friday tendered their final offers to longtime cast members Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook — and thus far only Gibson and Mantegna are close to signing on for Season 9, Deadline reports.
Moore is said to be still deep in talks (though the two sides remain far apart on the financials), while Vangsness and Cook reportedly rejected outright the latest offer, casting doubt on the futures of BAU agents Penelope Garcia and J.J. Jareau.
Per Deadline, Vangsness and Cook are negotiating together, seeking pay parity after too many years of making less than half what any of the male series regulars do.
Neither Matthew Gray Gubler nor Jeanne Tripplehorn are up for renewal this spring.
All cast negotiations reportedly need to wrap up by end of day Tuesday, to pave the way for an official (and thus far delayed) Season 9 renewal announcement. Show boss Erica Messer inked a new two-year deal with ABC Studios last week, assuring her continuance with the crime drama.
Messer recently told TVLine that even with five cast members to re-sign, she felt “very confident” about securing Season 9. “I’d be shocked if we didn’t come back.”