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Jeanne Tripplehorn joins Criminal Minds

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Story by Jack Foley

JEANNE Tripplehorn is joining Criminal Minds as a series regular.

The former Big Love and Basic Instinct star will play a new FBI profiler on the eighth series and will replace long-time cast member Paget Brewster, whose character Emily Prentiss exited at the end of the seventh season.

Tripplehorn’s casting comes after she enjoyed in a two-episode arc on Zooey Deschanel comedy New Girl as the ex-wife of Dermot Mulroney’s character and a year after HBO ended Big Love.

CBS renewed Criminal Minds for an eighth season in March.

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