By James Hibberd
Updated July 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM EDT
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A trio of Feds are coming to The Mentalist next season.

Actor Ivan Sergei (Crossing Jordan, Charmed) has just been hired in a recurring role for the CBS drama’s fifth season playing the first of three federal agents that are joining the show’s cast. Sergei plays FBI Agent Gabe Mancini, a tough, handsome agent who comes off as hotheaded at times, but overall is a good guy.

We don’t know yet what the agents are doing at the CBI, but you can be sure Patrick Jane [Simon Baker] isn’t going to be too thrilled about it. Sergei first appears in The Mentalist season premiere on Sept. 30 (a Sunday, remember, the show is moving this fall).

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