Jennifer Love Hewitt to Join 'Criminal Minds' in the Fall

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Jennifer Love Hewitt will trade in her "working girl" attire for a badge come this fall.

The Client List actress, who played a masseuse-turned-prostitute in the failed series, will join the Behavioral Analysis Unit of Criminal Minds, as an undercover FBI agent, CBS announced Tuesday.

Hewitt 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."

"We're thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast," said executive producer/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."

Hewitt joins other cast members Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness in the series' 10th season premiere on Oct. 10.

Hewitt is returning to CBS, the network that was home to her last network series, Ghost Whisperer, which ran for five seasons on the network before ending in 2010.

This role could be quite a departure from what we've seen from the actress thus far. While a few of her roles have had some criminal element to it, this will be the first time we'll see the actress in as a "seasoned" undercover agent, in other words edgy.

The actress gave birth to her first child, daughter Autumn James Hallisay, just weeks after the cancelation of The Client List.

Hewitt's other acting credits include Party of Five and the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer.

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