19 January 2013 9:38 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When Benjamin Bratt returns to Modern Family later this season as Manny’s biological father, he won’t be alone.

Ex-Criminal Minds leading lady Paget Brewster has been cast as Javier’s new girlfriend, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Brewster’s character, Trish, possesses upper class sophistication and book smarts. (Cue the fireworks with Javier’s ex, Gloria in 3, 2, 1…)

This is Brewster’s second major TV stint since wrapping her six-year Criminal Minds run last year; in September, she guest-starred on Law & Order: Svu as the head of the District Attorney’s Office’s Public Integrity Unit. »


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