Jennifer Love Hewitt joins Fox's '911' as an emergency operator in the drama's upcoming second season

She will be playing the role of 911 operator Maddie Buckley, firefighter Evan Buckley's sister, who is trying to get her life back together

                            Jennifer Love Hewitt joins Fox's '911' as an emergency operator in the drama's upcoming second season
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Getty Images)

Actress and singer Jennifer Love Hewitt has officially joined Fox's '911', a procedural television series that revolves around the lives of LA's emergency help - paramedics, cops, dispatchers, and firefighters.

Jennifer Love Hewitt to play Maddie Buckley in Fox's drama '911' (Getty Images)

Hewitt, 39, is going to be a part of the show as a series regular playing the part of Maddie Buckley, a 911 operator. Maddie is the sister of firefighter Evan Buckley (Oliver Stark) who is part of the main cast of the show. Maddie's character will be one of a woman trying to renew her life as an emergency operator.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the actress has agreed to the role. Fox's most popular drama is also getting a new time slot, Mondays at 9:00-10:00 pm. The show has been created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear and is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. This is the show's second season.

Actress Connie Britton, who played operator Abby Clark in the last season was not cast this season and it may appear that Maddie will be the go-to operator this time. Abby's character was loved for her calm and soothing voice on the show, even in the most stressful of situations. Though the love angle with Buck is out of the picture for obvious reasons but it will be interesting to see how Hewitt evolves with this role as the season airs.

Hewitt, who has been doing series regular roles for quite some time now was last seen in 'Criminal Minds' season 10. She decided to not get back on the sets of season 11 because she wanted to spend time with her upcoming priorities. In an interview, Erica Messer, the showrunner for 'Criminal Minds' told EW, "Jennifer wanted to be able to give this second baby everything she gave her first, and that’s taking time off to be a full-time mom.

Because she's due in July, when we would start shooting season 11, timing-wise there was no way for her to do both, to be able to give that baby everything she wanted to give that baby and still be on our show. We wrote to that, and that’s how season 10 ends."

Along with Hewitt and Stark, the show also has Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar starring in the critically acclaimed drama.