Fall TV Preview

SVU Recruits Paget Brewster for Season 14 Premiere -- Airing Opposite Criminal Minds

Fresh off her six-year run on CBS’ Criminal Minds, Paget Brewster is staying in law enforcement mode with a juicy role in the Season 14 premiere of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU — which, it so happens, will air opposite Criminal Minds‘ own season opener. Fancy that.

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Brewster will guest-star on SVU‘s two-hour “premiere event,” airing Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 9 to 11 pm EST, as the head of the District Attorney’s Office’s Public Integrity Unit, where she is given the task of handling the case against Captain Cragen (played Dann Florek), who, give the events of the shocking Season 13 finale, is under suspicion of murder.

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Brewster announced her decision to exit Criminal Minds and the role of Emily Prentiss back in February, and last aired in the CBS crime drama’s Season 7 finale. Criminal Minds‘ Season 8 premiere airs Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9 pm.