Shortly after the demise of the Fox giant, “24” we learned that one of its co-stars had landed another gig. Sci-fi favorite Katee Sackhoff, was hired to join the new season of CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in the role of Detective Frankie Reed. Like most of her characters, Reed is one tough cookie, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Take a look…

Sackhoff recently spoke to TV Guide about her new role, and she described the character as “kind of a badass.” She goes on to say, “One of my favorite scenes is when she says she’s been working on her sensitivity, and a second later, she kicks down a door.” So she’s going to be a female version of Detective Stabler from “Law and Order: SVU?”

The CSI producers have been trying to get Sackhoff to guest star on the show for years and when the role of Det. Reed came up they immediately thought of her. We don’t know if she’ll be a permanent fixture on the series, but the actress says she’s happy to be there for whatever time is allotted.

“I think everyone’s hope is that’s what it’s going to turn into, but right now, we’re trying to figure out where I fit,” say says. “I like it, and I’ve always said, as long as the stories are fresh and fun, and I get to go to work every day and do what I love to do, I’m happy.”

Reed debuts on the October 28th episode entitled “Cold Blooded.” What do you think of her fiery red locks as opposed to her usual blond?

What do you think of Sackhoff joining CSI? Do you want it to be a permanent gig?

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