CBS, Returns Sept. 26): No television novice after multiple seasons on
the co-star of such movies as
will play a profiler with the Behavioral Analysis Unit.
CBS, Returns Sept. 28): It's about time Detective Don Flack (
) got some lasting happiness ... and wouldn't you just know the source of it apparently will be another cop, played by Martinez, who has experience in such characters from her stint on
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"The Good Wife,"
CBS, Returns Sept. 30): The spirited Broadway veteran and Emmy winner (for
) seemed an ideal match for the role of a political reporter zeroing in on Peter (
). Unfortunately -- having been injured in an on-set accident -- her planned story arc won't last past the season premiere. Still, it would have been great.
Showtime, Returns Sept. 30): The
alum joins the popular drama as part of a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like duo -- inevitably placing her on Dexter's (
Michael C. Hall
) radar -- and the actress herself tells us the part is unlike anything she's been seen doing thus far.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh
ABC, Returns Sept. 30): The
"Single White Female"
veteran has landed a highly coveted role, the mother of ever-vengeful Emily (
). Leigh going up against
(who, let's face it, couldn't simply have been dispatched after Season 1)? Bring. It. On.
CBS, Returns Sept. 30): Patrick Jane (
) is used to being the main source of charisma and craftiness around his colleagues, so it should be interesting to see what former "Jack & Jill" star Sergei brings as an FBI man sure to provoke interest among the show's female law-enforcers.
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NBC, Returns Midseason): If it gets more perfect than this, we're not sure how. Oscar and Grammy winner (and, of course,
graduate) Hudson will exercise her singing and acting talents as a Broadway star.
"Body of Proof,"
ABC, Returns Midseason): For those who know his work on
there will be extra fun in seeing former
Valley reunited with that show's Dana Delany as Megan's police detective ex-flame.