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Criminal Minds: Aisha Tyler Promoted to Series Regular for Season 12

Criminal Minds Aisha Tyler Regular

The doctor is in, more than ever.

Criminal Minds has promoted Aisha Tyler to series regular, as Dr. Tara Lewis, CBS announced on Wednesday.

Things thus look to be more crowded than ever at the BAU for Season 12 (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 28), with CSI: Miami vet Adam Rodriguez joining the cast as a series regular and fan favorite Paget Brewster due back for multiple episodes as Emily Prentiss.

Tyler, whose days also include co-hosting The Talk, voicing Archer‘s Lana Kane and lording over Whose Line is It Anyway?, first appeared on the crime drama in the Season 11 premiere, to help fill the void left by the exit of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Kate Callahan and maternity leave of A.J. Cook’s “J.J.” Jareau.

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