Jennifer Love Hewitt has joined the cast of CBS’ Criminal Minds as a series regular for its upcoming tenth season.
The former The Client List star will play Kate Callahan, a seasoned undercover agent whose stellar work at the FBI has landed her a coveted position with the Behavioral Analysis Unit. The character will first appear in the season ten premiere, which is set to debut on CBS on Wednesday October 1st.
Hewitt replaces Jeanne Tripplehorn, who played FBI Special Agent Alex Blake on the past two seasons of Criminal Minds. That character, which in turn replaced Paget Brewster’s Emily Prentiss, quiety exited Criminal Minds on the season 9 finale, when she handed her FBI credentials to Dr Spencer Reid.
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s previous television credits include the CBS series Ghost Whisperer and, as noted above, The Client List, which was cancelled by Lifetime after a mere two seasons. On Criminal Mindsshe joins a cast which also includes Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness.
“We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast,” said 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.”