Criminal Minds Season 12 – Jane Lynch Returning

Eight years is enough. Jane Lynch will reprise her role as Reid’s mother Diana on Criminal Minds this season for the first time since 2008, has learned exclusively.

Lynch will appear in two episodes early next year for a “heavy Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) story,” executive producer Erica Messer tells Her first appearance will come in Episode 11.

“We’re really excited. It’s a fun Reid story and she’s really excited to come back and reprise her role,” Messer says. “She’s been a busy lady and we’re still here, so we’re happy to be able to offer that opportunity for her to come back.”

Source: TV Guide