More than eight years after her last Criminal Minds visit, Jane Lynch is scheduled to reprise her role as Dr. Spencer Reid’s schizophrenic mother.
Lynch, in fact, will return as Diana Reid for a couple of episodes, which are set to air in early 2017, as part of a “heavy Reid story,” says showrunner Erica Messer.
Lynch first guested as Diana Reid in the long-running thriller’s Season 1 finale. She last played the role in back-to-back Season 4 episodes, when a case sent the BAU to Las Vegas, where the character lives.
Lynch’s other TV acting credits include, of course, Glee, CBS’ one-and-done Angel From Hell, Two and a Half Men, Party Down and The L Word.
Criminal Minds premieres Season 12 next Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c, on CBS.