In the crime drama’s Season 11 premiere (airing Wednesday at 9/8c), Tyler debuts in the recurring role of Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist hired by Hotch to help out while JJ (like her portrayer A.J. Cook) is wrapping up maternity leave.
But before hitting the Criminal Minds set, Tyler is taping one (and sometimes two) episodes of CBS’ daytime chatfest The Talk. Plus, her lush locks are MIA by the time she hangs with Hotch & Co.
How is Tyler tackling the double duty? And what’s the story behind her distinct look as Dr. Lewis? Press play above for those answers and more.