Criminal Minds Star Paget Brewster Heading To Modern Family

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Paget Brewster attends the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Party of the CBS show 'Criminal Minds' at the Paley …

Cue the catfight!

Benjamin Bratt is set to reprise his role as Manny's bad boy biological dad Javier on "Modern Family" later this season, and when he returns, he'll be joined by a special lady whose presence is sure to spice things up at the Delgado-Pritchett household.

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Former "Criminal Minds" star Paget Brewster has nabbed the role of Javier's new girlfriend, Trish, according to TV Line.

Unlike Javier's ex/Manny's mom Gloria (played by Sofia Vergara), Trish "possesses upper class sophistication and book smarts," the website reported.

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In addition to her six-year stint on "Criminal Minds," Paget recently guest starred on the Season 14 premiere of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," playing crooked Bureau Chief Paula Foster.

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