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Alicia Witt as Nola Felacci in <em>Law and Order: Criminal Intent</em>-

"When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown. I wanted to rescue him and make him happy. Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl."

Uhhh, Alicia... Can we be your Charlie Brown?

Want more Alicia? Check out her Girls of Stuff gallery.

Watch Law and Order: Criminal Intent on NBC Mondays at 9/8c

Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon in <em>The Mentalist</em>-

Robin Tunney may best be known for her notable performances in The Craft and Empire Records, but it's The Mentalist that brought her back. As Teresa Lisbon, Tunney often finds herself having to cover for Patrick Jane - she's witty, sarcastic, and hot. Who could ask for anything more?

Check out The Mentalist Thursdays on CBS at 10/9c.

Paget Brewster as Special Agent Emily Prentiss in <em>Criminal Minds</em>-

A well-known pin up from LA, Brewster has photographed several Suicide Girls. Brewster came to attention as Kathy, Chandler and Joey's girlfriend on the fourth season of Friends. Paget is now known for her role as Special Agent Emily Prentiss, where she is a self-described nerd who feels like she can never date a guy for very long before he is either scared away by the job or her nerdiness.

Don't worry, Paget... you don't scare us.

Watch Criminal Minds on CBS Wednesdays at 9/8c.

Eva LaRue as Natalia Boa Vista in <em>CSI: Miami</em>-

Eva LaRue plays Natalia Boa Vista, DNA analyst, in CSI: Miami.

When asked about the best romantic plots to play, Eva said, "Triangles are the best!"

Does this mean she wants to play hard to get?

Watch CSI: Miami Mondays on CBS at 10/9c.

Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto in <em>NCIS</em>-

Pauley playes Abby Sciuto - a gothic, tattooed forensic specialist with a triple major in sociology, criminology, and psychology, as well as a doctorate in forensic science and criminology.

"I think part of it is that she’s super smart. She’s certainly not your typical one-dimensional anything: scientist, alternative person or genius. She’s like the girl next door - in chains and a choker collar." - Pauley Perrette on her character, Abby

Smart, funny, and hot? Triple Threat!

Watch NCIS on CBS Tuesdays at 8/7c.

Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson in <em>Law and Order: Special Victims Unit</em>-

Hargitay plays Detective Olivia Benson in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, a role in which she is a strong woman who is an emphatic, passionate voice for the victims she helps.

“When you see a girl like me bustin' perps, there ain't no time to be pretty.”

Check out Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Wednesdays on NBC at 9/8c.

A.J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in <em>Criminal Minds</em>-

A.J. plays "JJ", the team's liaison between the media and other police agencies. A fully qualified federal agent, she doesn't want to become a profiler.

Cook said, "I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don't wear make-up. I go to the gym."

Well, A.J., we still think you are something special.

Watch Criminal Minds on CBS Wednesdays at 9/8c.

Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows in <em>CSI</em>-

In the beginning of CSI, Catherine left school and began work as an exotic dancer. There, she befriended a cop who encouraged her to return to school. After getting a degree in medical science, Catherine joined the CSI team at LVPD as a lab technician, after which she worked her way up to the role of supervisor under the watchful eye of Gil Grissom.

"I love this job. I mean... we're just a bunch of kids. Getting paid to work on puzzles. Sometimes there's a piece missing. Sometimes we solve it in one night."

Plus, who doesn't love people who play exotic dancers?

Watch CSI Thursdays on CBS at 9/8c

Emily Procter as Calleigh Duquesne in <em>CSI: Miami</em>-

She started as a weekend weather girl, then played on the West Wing and finally landed at CSI:Miami thanks to Jorja Fox. We're hoping this blonde stunner continues to blow us away.

Watch CSI: Miami Mondays on CBS at 10/9c.

Stana Katic as Kate Beckett in <em>Castle</em>-

Not only is Stana a Canadian stunner, on Castle she plays a tough-as-nails NYPD officer who finds herself with the regrettable assignment of allowing cocky, best-selling crime novelist Richard Castle to shadow her for research on his next book.

It'd be impossible for us to regret following Stana around for "research".

Watch Castle Mondays on ABC at 10/9c.

Michelle Borth as Candace Butler in <em>the forgotten</em>-

"I always think, what if that were me? I would want someone to care about me. I would want the world to remember I was here."

Don't worry Michelle, you're impossible to forget.

Check out the forgotten on ABC Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperence Brennan in <em>Bones</em>-

In Bones, Emily plays forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan, who's more comfortable with decaying bodies than she is with most living, breathing people.

All we know is that we'd like for her to examine our bones.

Watch Bones on Fox Thursdays at 8/7c.

Cote de Pablo as Ziva David in <em>NCIS</em>-

Cote is a Chilean-American who was born in Chile, but raised in Miami. On NCIS, Cote plays Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad Liaison Officer. De Pablo describes the character as "someone completely different from anyone else on the show because she's been around men all her life; she's used to men in authority. She's not afraid of men."

Cote is just hot, hot, hot!

Watch NCIS on CBS Tuesdays at 8/7c.

Stephanie March as Alexandra Cabot in <em>Law and Order: Special Victims Unit</em>-

Stephanie March graces us with her presence as Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. "I try the cases I am handed by this squad. You don't like the evidence I've got, find me some more. I can't do your job too!" Gotta love those fiery ADAs.

Want more of Stephanie? Check out her photo gallery on Maxim.com.

Check out Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC Wednesdays at 9/8c.

 

Aya Sumika as Liz Warner in <em>Numb3rs</em>-

A contemporary dancer who studied at Julliard, Aya Sumika scored a role in the TV show Hawaii at her first audition in Los Angeles.

In Numb3rs, this Japanese American plays a tough woman who wants to achieve or exceed the men's standards. Don't worry, Aya, you've succeeded.

Watch Numb3rs on CBS Fridays at 10/9c.

Alana de la Garza as Connie Rubirosa in <em>Law and Order</em>-

This former soap star starred in the independent film Texas Heat, and now she's Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa on Law and Order.

Bring on the Texas heat and put us behind bars, Alana!

Want more Alana de la Garza? Check out her Girls of Maxim gallery.

Check out Law and Order on NBC Fridays at 8/7c.

Melina Kanakaredes as Detective Stella Bonasera in <em>CSI: New York</em>-

Melina plays Detective Stella Bonasera, Mac Taylor's second-in-command in the fictional New York Police Department's crime lab. Her character has a strong personality, and her determination to solve a crime has earned the character at least four complaints on her record as a result.

No complaints here.

Check out CSI: NY Wednesdays on CBS at 10/9c

Navi Rawat as Amita Ramanujan in <em>Numb3rs</em>-

Navi plays Amita Ramanujan, a mathematician at CalSci and a FBI consultant, on the hit series Numb3rs.

About similarities with her character, Navi says, "I would say we're similar in that we're both ambitious, intelligent, educated, and very career focused. But she is much more even and level-headed than I am. I am a little more erratic"

Want more Navi? Check out her Girls of Maxim gallery.

Watch Numb3rs on CBS Fridays at 10/9c.

Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt in <em>The Mentalist</em>-

With an impressive resume under her belt (Friday the 13th, Reunion, and the O.C.), Amanda returned to fame in 2008 thanks to her character Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist.

Of her looks, Righetti says, "Guys blow my looks up more than I ever would. I guess I have issues with myself. I don't think I'm as pretty as everybody thinks."

Want more Amanda? Check out her Girls of Maxim gallery.

Watch The Mentalist Thursdays on CBS at 10/9c.

 

Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush in <em>Cold Case</em>-

According the Kathryn, she feels sexiest "when I wake up on a Saturday morning, roll out of bed, and my hair happens to look fantastic. Next to that—putting on a badass pair of Nancy Sinatra-ish boots."

Now that's something we'd like to see, as well as Detective Lilly Rush letting her hair down for a change.

Watch Cold Case on CBS Sundays at 10/9c

Liz Vassey as Wendy Simms in <em>CSI</em>-

You can't help but fall for Vassey after her quick stint on the TV show Nikki & Nora when she and Christina Cox played straight actresses who secretly fall in love on a TV show.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like she'll be playing a lesbian in CSI anytime soon.

Want more Liz? Check out her Girls of Stuff gallery.

Watch CSI on CBS Thursdays at 9/8c

Heather Stephens as Lindsey Drake in <em>the forgotten</em>-

The forgotten is hard to forget with its memorable cast of hotties. Heather Stephens plays a science teacher who volunteers to help solve cold cases in Chicago. We wish we had a teacher this hot.

Check out the forgotten on ABC Tuesdays at 10/9c.

Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye in <em>NCIS: LA</em>-

Daniela Ruah plays Special Agent Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenalin rush that comes with undercover work. She also has appeared on several TV shows in Portugal and won a Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars.

Watch NCIS: LA on CBS Tuesdays at 9/8c.

 

 

Rochelle Aytes as Grace Russell in <em>the forgotten</em>-

Rochelle plays a Chicago homicide detective who helps a volunteer group solve cold cases.

With her around, it'd be impossible to be cold.

Check out the forgotten on ABC Tuesdays at 10/9c.

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