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Mega Buzz: Is Reid Getting a Blast from His Past on Criminal Minds?

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Joyce Eng

The seven-year itch for Jane Lynch's return to Criminal Minds might finally be over.

Lynch hasn't appeared on the drama as Reid's (Matthew Gray Gubler) schizophrenic mom Diana since the fourth season, but we are thisclose to a mother-son reunion in Season 11. "Now with Glee finished and [Lynch's new show Angel From Hell] is on CBS ... I don't think that will be a problem," executive producer Erica Messer tells us. "We absolutely want her back. I've talked to Matthew about it. We've got to find a reason to bring her back because I don't want it to be unrealistic or just to have her. And we want to be able to use her well too."

Diana was last mentioned in Season 9, when Reid received a postcard from her about her supervised trip to the Grand Canyon. "She was doing well last we heard, which is great," Messer says. "But often with the drama shows, you need a dramatic reason that she's back, so we're going to figure that out first. But I think she'll come back and play again."

Season 11 of Criminal Minds premieres Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on CBS.

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