“Criminal Minds” casts Jeanne Tripplehorn as series regular.
Tripplehorn will replace Paget Brewster, who quit the show earlier this year. After six years portraying Emily Prentiss, Brewster tweeted, “it is time for something new.”
Executive producer Erica Messer says in a statement, “we’re thrilled to have Jeanne Tripplehorn join our team as a profiler. Her character will be introduced in [season 8 ] premiere. It’s an exciting way to start season 8.”
Tripplehorn starred in HBO’s “Big love” for five seasons. She recently guest starred on Fox’s “New Girl.”