Of course, there were rumors that this on-screen chemistry was fueled by a real-life romance between the pair, but those reports were never confirmed. According to Variety, Rodriguez has recently been cast in the second season of “Empire.” The 40-year-old New York native will be playing the role of Laz Delgado, a smooth-talking concert promoter and former EMT worker who will likely become a love interest of Cookie..As previously reported, Alicia Keys, Zac Efron, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock and Ne-Yo are also slated to make appearances during the new 18-episode season.

The new character will be Adam Rodriguez who will try to fill in the slot left by one of the show’s originals, Shemar Moore, in "Criminal Minds" Season 12.

Rodriguez will be the newest member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit ( BAU family which will reportedly tackle involving “Mr. The scripts for “Criminal Minds” Season 12 is still under wraps, there are some who speculate that it will be actually Rodriguez who nabs the speculated villain in focus.

“Criminal Minds” is expected to be out by Fall but there is a chance it could come out earlier.

This is if the early writing of the "Criminal Minds" Season 12 show scripts have already been accomplished. Scratch to be part of Season 12 in some capacity, or at least the idea of Mr. Everything else will be the fun of getting the writers together and to say, "If we could bring back anyone in the last 11 years, who would you want it to be?

Back in May, executive producer Erica Messer mentioned that they were already starting on script for “Criminal Minds” Season 12 and part of that included “Mr. " said Messer via TV Guide of "Criminal Minds" Season 12.

For those who may be unaware, “Peter Lewis” aka “Mr.Scratch” is played by Bodhi Elfman and had already appeared on the show as a hacker, serial killer and stalker back in season 10.He was last spotted in season 11 bolting prison along with 12 other criminals.It remains to be seen if he will appear on "Criminal Minds" Season 12.As for Adam Rodriguez who was inserted to the lineup recently per reports by Entertainment Weekly, his role will be in focus.Though he has proven his worth with “CSI: Miami” before, there may be two things to watch out for – if he can fit in nicely with BAU and on whether he will be the one to actually capture “Mr.