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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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.

Don't you know there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to take off his mask - Soren Kierkegaard.

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