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Jennifer Love Hewitt Cast as Series Regular on Criminal Minds Season 10

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is headed back to CBS.

The former Ghost Whisperer star has been cast as a series regular on Criminal Minds Season 10, the network confirmed today via press release.

She will come on board as Kate Callahan, a veteran undercover agent whose outstanding work at the FBI has enabled her to nab a position with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.

We'll first meet Callahan on the October 1 season premiere.

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"We’re thrilled to introduce a new special agent by adding the very talented Jennifer Love Hewitt to our amazing cast,” says 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 essentially takes over for Jeanne Tripplehorn, whose Alex Blake exited the series on the Criminal Minds Season 9 finale.

Are you psyched for Hewitt to come on board?

Debate her casting as you watch Criminal Minds online and catch up prior to her arrival.

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"Are you psyched for Hewitt to come on board?" Not particularly. Reruns sound more appealing.

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Is her character supposed to be related to the infamous Harry Callahan? There seems to be nothing remarkable about her character. She isn't sophisticated, doesn't appear particularly intelligent, and seems more like an everyday exhausted looking cop -- not FBI. Just don't know what she brings to the table. Something just doesn't fit.

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love her

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Nooooo! I was so excited to see who they'd pick, and they pick one of maybe five actresses in the world I actually detest? Cry. I might have to stop watching, no matter how much I love Gubler.

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Can someone tell me why Blake left the series. I know why Gideon and Prentiss left, but not Blake.

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why Her? that spoil bimbo...as soon as i see Jeniifer Love H becomes the main star of Criminal minds, i won't watch my favorite show. Can't stand her. I love the team: rossi, Hotch Garcia, Morgan, Reid, JJ why somebody new? they need to write interesting stories, and keep exploring the life of the team... not the life of a Diva

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@ Luke

They have to have a replacement for Blake. I liked her quite a bit. Hewitt comes off like an ingenue. Casting should have had a pocket load of "new hires" to test the waters. If they come and go as fill in's for the position, great. If I didn't know better, I'd say something a tad unsettling is going on between JJ & jh, from the last couple episodes. Let JH do Ghost Whisperer 3 or something.

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Seriously they had dozens of other choices and the went with Jennifer Love Hewitt?

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she is boring. I don't like her: she is a diva: body and eyelashes .

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@ mike

She didn't look too much like a diva to me. She looked tired and seemed to be trying too hard. There's something about her diminutive stature that just doesn't fit. If casting is working with the idea of contrasts -- small woman, big gun and does karate no doubt ... that whole idea of contrasting women in some of these roles is becoming a stereotype. Don't play what you are, play the opposite expectation. Well, it's becoming way too common -- yawn. JJ gets away with it, Emily, Blake, and Garcia -- though being a girly-girl, certainly got away with saving Reid. Hewitt? Just want to see a fresh face. I get the feeling that casting liked her so casting is shoving her down our throats with the goofy -- she's gonna be so great because ...... she's Jennifer Love Hewitt!!! Oh, goody. Error, error, error.

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I'm very sorry to hear this. Never like Jennifer Love Hewitt acting. I bet sh'll be the "star" of. CM Why her? I enjoyed the cast,Hope she plays a secondary role

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@ dani

The character they replace should be different from Emily & Blake, but someone who at least seems bright and doesn't come off as a know it all in the first episode. I hope they edit out her big moments.

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I never liker her acting, i'm very dissapoint. Why hiring another actor? love the existing cast.

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@ Caroline

Blake was great. Who's the wimp who took Erin's job? That needs replacement, too.

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The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter - Sophocles

Kate

Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.