Aisha Tyler, best known for her role on The Ghost Whisperer and as ¼ of the hosting crew on The Talk, will reportedly have a recurring role on the upcoming eleventh season of CBS’ cop drama Criminal Minds.
Tyler will appear on the hit procedural early in the season, reportedly to hold down the fort while co-stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and A.J Cook attend to mommy duties. Cook will be going on maternity leave, while Hewitt, who starred in The Ghost Whisperer alongside Aisha, has simply opted to leave the show.
Aisha’s character of Dr. Tara Lewis is described as a forensic psychologist whose job is to access the mental fitness of criminals to stand trail. Lewis will reportedly get too close to one of her subjects this season and find herself fighting for her life.
Criminal Minds starts taping in July and is expected to return to air in the late fall. Aisha’s chat fest The Talk airs daily, while you can catch her voice-over work on FX’s Archer every Thursday night.