Camryn Manheim will be paying a visit to "Criminal Minds" for the CBS drama's two-part Season 9 premiere, according to TV Line.

The "Ghost Whisperer" alumna will play "the mother of an UnSub" who is "very protective and watchful over her son, whom she knows has some serious emotional problems," which chiefly include killing women who happen to look like his ex-girlfriend. To make this happy family even more appealing, rumor has it that Manheim's character has some skeletons in her own closet, too.

She'll appear in the two-part season premiere, which kicks off Wednesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Also ahead for Season 9? Star Joe Mantegna will direct an episode!

"Criminal Minds" fans had a bit of a scare before the show was renewed for Season 9 -- cast negotiations for contract renewals went down to the wire, prompting worries that stars Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook might leave the show. Thankfully, the entire cast was secured for another season and the show will continue to detail the investigations of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).

Find out when more of your CBS favorites return, then check out our first impressions of the network's new dramas and comedies.

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  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) discusses evidence with the team as they investigate the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and JJ (A.J. Cook) discuss evidence as the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) makes a point as newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) looks on when the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    (seated, left to right) JJ (A.J. Cook), Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Morgan (Shemar Moore, standing) go over evidence as the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Morgan (Shemar Moore) flashes a smile to his BAU team members during their latest investigation.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    seated, left to right) JJ (A.J. Cook), Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Morgan (Shemar Moore, standing) go over evidence as the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Hotch (Thomas Gibson) and newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) talk as they investigate the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    JJ (A.J. Cook), Hotch (Thomas Gibson) and newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) look at evidence as the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    JJ (A.J. Cook) ponders the evidence as the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Hotch (Thomas Gibson), newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and JJ (A.J. Cook) look at evidence as the BAU investigates the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) helps investigate the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut.

  • Criminal Minds Season 8

    Hotch (Thomas Gibson) and newest BAU member Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) talk as they investigate the murder of a victim with the trademark handiwork of the UnSub "The Silencer," who leaves behind victims with his unique trademark of sewing their mouths shut