'CSI: Miami' welcomes Adam Rodriguez back

adam-rodriguez-csi-miami-320.jpg"CSI: Miami" will be welcoming one of its own back into the fold next season.

Adam Rodriguez, who left the show after a few episodes this season, will return to the show full-time next year. Rodriguez tweeted the news on Friday (Feb. 19), saying, "I have some news that I hope will make 'CSI:Miami' fans happy. Eric Delko will be back to the show full time 4 all of season 9!!!"

CBS has also confirmed Rodriguez's return as a full-time cast member.

Rodriguez has appeared in a handful of "CSI: Miami" episodes this season, most recently on Feb. 1. He's also had a recurring part on "Ugly Betty," but now that the ABC show is ending its run, he's able to return to "Miami" for next season.

His character, Eric Delko, was written out following a series of traumatic events late last season and early this season. He's made two subsequent appearances -- first as a defense expert in a court case and then as an investigator for the Miami district attorney -- and will be back again in the March 1 episode, "L.A."

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