Jennifer Love Hewitt has found a new outlet for her talents with her series regular role on Criminal Minds. Hewitt will play Kate Callaghan, a veteran undercover investigator, who transfers to the Behavior Analysis Unit from her position in the FBI. Her character will be introduced in the show’s tenth season premiere, coming to CBS this autumn.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt will make her return to television with a lad role on Criminal Minds.

The crime show’s executive producerand head writer welcomed JLH  in a statement, quoted here via Variety: “We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast. 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.”

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From doting mum to hardened undercover investigator, the role will be a big change for JLH.

The announcement comes nine months after the end of Hewitt’s last TV appointment, her lead role on Lifetime’s The Client List. The show was cancelled after two seasons. It earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination.

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JLH has taken a break since the end of The Client List, focusing on taking care of her baby daughter Autumn, born in November 2013. 

Watch a pregnant JLH attending a Pampers campaign launch back in '13.