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Jane Lynch Set To Return to Criminal Minds

The actress will reprise her role as Dr. Spencer Reid’s mother for Season 12.
Posted on Sep 21, 2016 | 03:50pm
A familiar face is returning to Criminal Minds.

Diana Reid, whom we last saw in Season 4, is SSA Spencer Reid's schizophrenic mother who resides in a Las Vegas assisted-living home. Diana's illness has long shaped Spencer's character, with many mentions about her illness throughout the show's seasons.

The character is played by actress Jane Lynch, who is set to reprise her role as part of a Reid-centric story arc in early 2017. Be sure to tune in to Season 12, which kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c on CBS.

Watch Criminal Minds on Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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