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Jennifer Love Hewitt on Criminal Minds: First Look!

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As previously announced, Jennifer Love Hewitt will join the cast of Criminal Minds this fall as a series regular.

The former Ghost Whisperer and Client List star will come on board as an eight-year FBI agent named Kate Callahan.

And TV Guide has your first look at this actress in the role!

JLH on Criminal Minds

"Kate is smart, charming, and wise for her years," executive producer Erica Messer teases. "Her background is criminal psychology and her passion comes from wanting to make the world a safe place.

"She's had a lot of personal loss that makes her a patriot and a nurturing figure to those in her personal and work families."

Look for Callahan to be old friends with members of the BAU team.

Criminal Minds Season 10 kicks off on October 1.

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Not sure at all about Jennifer Love Hewitt. Jeanne Trepplehorn was a huge casting mistake and I can't help but think Jennifer's another mistake. I greatly miss Emily.


I like Emily more


I'm really excited to see Jennifer join Criminal Minds. She is a great actress. She is going to make a great addition to the team!!


Erica Messer is killing Criminal MInds with all her Bad choices. If it wasnt For the staff, the actors and actresses (the originals, of course) the show will be a total mess. JLH is the final crap to this mess. Believe me


Jennifer will be the reason I stop watching Criminal Minds. She's the worst. Ghost chasing is her calling not the BAU


I'll reserve judgement for the air date, if anything it would give viewers a chance to see how the rest of the team interacts with her, keep in mind this is a character we've never seen before and if the team already knows her it would be interesting to see how morgan is around her or how reid or hotch is with her.


Can't wait


I think I'm going to like her... :)


We tolerate Bellamy Young as Beth-the-Bore, we can at least give JLH a chance and see if she "clicks" with the cast. According to Erica Messer, some of the actors have worked with her before and had a great experience. In an ensemble cast like CM, it will all come down to chemistry. Bellamy Young has zero on-screen chemistry with TG or anyone else, yet she's still in the picture, even though, mercifully, we haven't seen much of her lately. Let's send her packing and see what JLH brings to the show. We all agree that it's such a great show that even Ms. Hewitt will not be able to ruin it, as long as her ego doesn't get in the way. And let's not forget how powerful "fan opinion" can be. Jeanne Tripplehorn did not receive very good reviews by the fans. I truly believe that had something to do with the writers decision (and maybe even JT's) to release her. Well, we can do the same with JLH if she "displeases" us. Let's all "chill" and see what happens.

@ DixieLee

I agree ! Bellamy (Beth) is definitely boring. Think stone_face and no personality.
Anyone would be more interesting than her.!
I am excited to see Hewitt on the show.

@ Barbie

Whoops!! I wasn't talking about the correct actresss!
The one I don't like is Jeanne Tripplehorn. (Stone_face).
I am so glad she is leaving.

@ DixieLee

DixieLee, you sure give the fans a lot of power, but then again, you may be right. Jeanne didn't last too long, and I really did not gravitate towards her character on this show. I loved her in Big Love though. I've always loved Jennifer Love-Hewitt. To me she never disappoints in whatever she acts in, and I was so disappointed when the cancelled The Client List. She was also wonderful in Ghost Whisperer. I am looking forward to seeing her on Criminal Minds as this is one of my favorite shows, and she's one of my favorite actresses.


And how important she is fat or thin? She just had a baby. After some people are complaining about bulling. I like her as an actress and I'm sure she will do a great job.
Another thing, Paget will not return, because it was she who wanted to leave. Nor should it come back. This goes in and out of this actress has filled the bag. The paget alone in the series makes no difference, the work is done in group and all are important. You'd better turn the page, because Paget already turned the page a long time.

Criminal Minds Quotes

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.

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