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Criminal Minds Scoop: Big Love's Jeanne Tripplehorn Joins Cast as a Series Regular

Jeanne Tripplehorn Criminal MindsCriminal Minds has big love for Jeanne Tripplehorn — the venerable CBS procedural has tapped the actress to join the cast as a series regular.

Tripplehorn, who fills the void left by longtime castmember Paget Brewster, will play “a new profiler,” confirms Minds exec producer Erica Messer. “Her character will be introduced in the [Season 8] premiere.”

Tripplehorn is coming off of a five-year run on HBO’s Big Love. She recently veered into comedic territory via a multi-episode arc as Dermot Mulroney’s manipulative ex-wife on New Girl.