14 June 2012 3:57 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Criminal Minds Season 8 Casting News

Criminal Minds saw a fan favorite off in the season 7 finale and it has just been announced who the actress is that will be replacing Paget Brewster's Emily Prentiss. Big Love's Jeanne Tripplehorn has been named as the new series regular on the hit CBS show and Tripplehorn will make her debut in the season 8 premiere when the show returns in the fall.

Tripplehorn is set to play an FBI profiler and she will have some big shoes to fill with Brewster's departure. Tripplehorn's no stranger to the television process as she was on HBO's Big Love for five seasons and just completed a two-episode guest spot on New Girl. Additions to the cast of Criminal Minds have not always gone well, particularly Rachel Nichols who was in the unfortunate position of replacing Aj Cook back in season 6. This misstep has since been »

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