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'Criminal Minds' Hires Jennifer Love Hewitt as Series Regular

July 2, 2014 (12:55 am) GMT
Hewitt will play a former undercover FBI agent whose exceptional work lands her a gig with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.

is expected to bring a surge of new energy into CBS' "". The actress is joining the network's long-running hit as a series regular starting this fall.

"We're thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast," showrunner Erica Messer said in the announcement. "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."

Hewitt is attached to play Kate Callahan, a "seasoned undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted position with the Behavioral Analysis Unit."

Hewitt is no stranger to CBS family. She headlined the network's "" for five seasons through 2010 before starring in Lifetime's "" which ended after two seasons.

"Criminal Minds" will be back for the 10th season on Wednesday, October 1 at 9 P.M.

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