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Shemar Moore Leaves ‘Criminal Minds’

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Ladies, take a moment to gather yourselves. The fineness that is Shemar Moore will no longer be on your small screens on a weekly basis.

In a move that shocked many fans, Moore decided to leave “Criminal Minds” after 11 seasons. His final episode as Derek Morgan aired this past Wednesday night.

Shemar says he left the show on a search for excitement. “I’m looking for balance. I’ve been working hard for 20 years … and right now I’m enjoying taking a breath,” he says. “I want to be excited again and do what I wasn’t free enough to do: learn a language, travel and play piano.”

But, this farewell may not be forever. The Young & The Restless vet says a return to “Criminal Minds” could happen in the future. “I went back for two episodes [on The Young and the Restless during Criminal Minds] and I would have done it for free — and the same goes with Criminal Minds. If they’ll let me come in and play for a while, yes. I’d love to come back.”

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