September 08, 2010 at 04:31 PM EDT

Image Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/PR PhotosCSI has finally succeeded in capturing Katee Sackhoff.

The Battlestar Galactica firebrand and recent 24 alum—who was CSI producers’ first choice to replace Jorja Fox three years ago before a higher power inexplicably nixed her hiring—is joining the cast in a potentially recurring role, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Sackhoff will play Detective Reed, a smart, tough, and feisty investigator with an acknowledged lack of sensitivity. Her first episode is slated to air during November sweeps.

Ironically, Sackhoff’s role sounds an awful lot like the one she didn’t get—spitfire Riley Adams. (Lauren Lee Smith got that part. And then got canned). That’s Hollywood for ya!

Thoughts? Are you happy that the second time proved to be the charm for CSI and Sackhoff? Sound off below!

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