Look for Brandon native Samantha Colburn on ‘Criminal Minds’


See Brandon native Samantha Colburn on “Criminal Minds” this week.

Colburn plays Melody Payton on an episode called “Nanny Dearest.” The episode follows the “Criminal Minds” team as they travel to Los Angeles looking for an UnSub who is kidnapping nannies and the children they care for on the same day each year.

Colburn has had quite a bit of success in Hollywood. She made her television debut as Dr. Marta Torrez opposite Hugh Laurie on “House M.D.” and more recently was seen with Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” on ABC Family’s “Jane by Design” with Andie MacDowell and The CW’s “Hart of Dixie” with Rachel Bilson. Colburn is also currently featured in an M&Ms commercial.

“Criminal Minds” airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on KELO.