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‘Criminal Minds’ welcomes Jennifer Love Hewitt to series

Jennifer Love Hewitt will be joining the cast of 'Criminal Minds' in the fall.
Photo by Charley Gallay

CBS ‘Criminal Minds’ will be welcoming a new face to their series. Entertainment Weekly reported on Tuesday, July 1, that Jennifer Love Hewitt will be a regular on the show starting in the fall.

‘Criminal Minds’, revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who work for the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Week after week, the squad is confronted with heinous crimes as they attempt to anticipate the moves of the the country’s most wanted criminals. Balancing their demanding jobs with their often dramatic personal lives makes for great television week after week. Though the series has been getting ever darker, the inclusion of Hewitt is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Variety reports that she will be joining the cast for season 10 of the series as veteran agent, Kate Callahan. CBS describes her character as, “a seasoned undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted position with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.”

“We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast,” said Executive Producer and showrunner, Erica Messer. “Many of us on the show have enjoyed working with her over the years and look forward to again. We have exciting storylines planned for her character and the entire BAU team as we head into our 10th season.”

Today, Joe Mantegna took to Twitter to welcome his new co-host stating, “I'm thrilled to have @TheReal_Jlh join @CrimMinds_CBS. She is a wonderful person and a great actress, we're lucky to have her!” There have been a number of positive comments from fans on his post.

This is not the first time Hewitt has worked with CBS. From 2005 to 2010 she starred in the series, ‘Ghost Whisperer’ for five seasons. Season 10 of “Criminal Minds” begin Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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