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Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff is joining the cast of CSI in a potentially recurring role, a CBS rep confirmed.

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Sackhoff will play Detective Reed, a smart investigator who doesn't do well with sensitivity. Her first episode is slated to air during November sweeps, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news.Sackhoff was

reportedly close to joining the veteran CBS procedural in 2008 when originating cast member Jorja Fox left the series. The producers, however, went another route, and Fox has since returned to the show on a recurring basis.

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The 30-year-old actress most recently appeared as CTU mole Dana Walsh on 24 and will reprise her role as Wolowitz's conscience on The Big Bang Theory later this season.CSI returns Thursday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on CBS.Are you excited to see Starbuck on CSI?