A new role.

Although we haven’t been seeing much of Judi Evans (Adrienne) around Salem, she will soon be popping up on Primetime. Her rep has confirmed that the actress has been cast as State Senator Elaine Dawkins on the CBS series, “The Mentalist.”

Look for her to start appearing in episodes in January 2013. The character will have a multi-episode arc. Soaps.com will let you know when her official air dates are released.

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