Moving on.

In a move that stunned viewers, former “The Young and the Restless” actor Shemar Moore, who played Genoa City’s Malcolm Winters, decided to leave the popular primetime series, “Criminal Minds,” after 11 seasons. In his final episode, which aired Wednesday March 23, Moore’s character, Derek Morgan, elected to leave the BAU to focus on his pregnant wife, Savannah, who was nearly shot as a result of him pursuing the assailants who had previously abducted and tortured him.

Moore is co-starring and executive producing The Bounce Back and just completed work on voicing the Cyborg/Victor Stone character in “Justice League vs. Teen Titans.” The actor is hoping to pursue other acting opportunities that will allow him to stretch his wings, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and would be particularly interested in landing a short-run series that would leave him time to travel or even learn another language.

Shemar Moore will be appearing on CBS’ “The Talk” today, Thursday March 24, to discuss his departure from “Criminal Minds.” “The Talk” airs at 2:00 PM EST, check your local listings so as not to miss. “The Talk” will also announce the Daytime Emmy Award nominations on the show. Check out the Daytime Emmy Award pre-nominations.

Here’s the post Moore shared on social media as his final episode aired:

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– Candace Young