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Danny Glover Cast As Derek Morgan's Dad On Criminal Minds

The acclaimed actor will guest-star in this season's episode 'Derek'
Posted on Jan 14, 2016 | 12:10pm
Derek's life just got way more exciting.

Danny Glover, acclaimed star of both the stage and screen, will join SSA Derek Morgan's family this season on Criminal Minds.

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In a highly-anticipated episode, aptly titled "Derek," Glover will guest-star as Shemar Moore's character's father. Showrunner Erica Messer that "the reason Derek needs to call on his protector in this moment and work through some things is really beautifully written."

This special episode, written by Breen Frazier and directed by cast member Thomas Gibson, is the sixteenth episode of the hit show's 11th season.

Tune-in to Criminal Minds, Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.