With a baby born in late 2013, Jennifer Love Hewitt is a new mom and hopping onto a new show as well. Well actually it's an old show, but a new one for her.
Hewitt will join Criminal Minds after it has logged more than 200 episodes -- the former Ghost Whisperer is coming on board for the start of the 10th season.
Many wonder what her tenure on the show will include. Good question. But lucky for her (and you), we're on the case and we've got a party of five rock-solid predictions for Jennifer Love Hewitt on Criminal Minds. Although it's the wrong cop show, cue the CHUNG CHUNG sound effect:
1. Her husband will appear at least once and maybe all the time
According to Deadline.com, Hewitt's Lifetime show The Client List is rumored to have been killed off in part because Hewitt was pushing for Brian Hallisay, her real-life fiance and father of her child, to play her character's baby daddy on the show. Will Hewitt be able to stand back and let Hallisay change diapers in the trailer this time? Doubt it.
2. Her character will be ultra wise and creepily insightful
Okay, so a friend of mine who is pregnant and addicted to the show wasn't thrilled to hear about this addition to the cast. This friend is a teacher who wishes to remain anon here, but she told me that because of pregnancy brain, she craves crime shows. She added, "I can figure out Law & Order and The Closer but I can't crack Criminal Minds. I know I'm smarter than Jennifer Love Hewitt. So what could she possibly contribute to the BAU?" OK here's the deal: Hewitt is a big celeb who is going to play an FBI agent with the Behavioral Analysis Unit. That means she'll get to look pretty and say really deep things that pretty much nail the case without all that boring fingerprinting, DNA, or actual cop-pounding-the-beat hard work stuff. Hewitt will have so much wisdom about the perps, we'll wonder if she's back talking to the dead.
3. Her character will be a salt-of-the-earth type
She's playing a woman named Katie Callahan -- that most certainly indicates the character will have an Irish working-class background that will attempt to soften her sexiness and make her a scrappy feisty type. Actually, are any female police detectives not scrappy and feisty? Anyone? Anyway, expect a story line about her tough-as-nails widowed mom or dad who will be crass but loving and played by a famous elderly actor who'd climb aboard The Love Boat for a cameo if it still set sail on the airwaves.
4. She'll get some famous buddies to make appearances and they'll die or be found guilty
Not in real life, but on cop shows there are certain storylines that can be counted on. Proudly Resents is a blog that just put out a hilarious list of "9 Cop Show Tropes." One of them is called, "(The Guy from) The Butler did it" and it translates to: The bigger the guest actor, the more likely they did it.
5. She'll give interviews about how hard it is to balance motherhood and career
Without mentioning the nanny, the ability to bring the baby on set, etc. Ah well, haters gonna hate.
What do you think of Jennifer Love Hewitt joining Criminal Minds? Will you watch?
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