David Hyde Pierce Joins ‘The Good Wife’

David Hyde Pierce The Good Wife
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Marking his first TV role since “Frasier” ended in 2004, David Hyde Pierce has been cast in a recurring role in the sixth season of the CBS drama “The Good Wife.”

He will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to effect change.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making ‘The Good Wife’ his first TV role since ‘Frasier,’” said executive producers-showrunners Robert and Michelle King. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”

“The Good Wife” is known for its high pedigree of talent, often drawing in theater veterans like Pierce — including Alan Cumming, who has two Emmy Award nominations for his role of Eli Gold, and Christine Baranski, who has five Emmy nominations for her role as Diane Lockhart. Julianna Margulies, the show’s star, received the Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series at Monday’s ceremony.

The show is produced by Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Brooke Kennedy, David W. Zucker, Ted Humphrey, Keith Eisner, Leonard Dick and Craig Turk are executive producers. It returns for to CBS at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

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  1. Helen Goodwin says:

    I’ve never watched either but I sure will – love David Hyde Pierce – I look forward to learning what I’ve missed. Hope it really good

  2. DDN says:

    Have never watched “The Good Wife” because of conflicting veiwing schedule.I googled it last week and saw all of the great actors that are, and have been in it. Now that David Hyde Peirce is joining I will definitely start watching. I guess I am going to have to buy a DVD player so I can catch up with the whole 5 seasons that I have missed.
    Love David(Niles)!!!!!

  3. cadavra says:

    Plenty of Broadway stars turn up on the show, from Nathan Lane to Donna Murphy to Zach Grenier to Stockard Channing to Bebe Neuwirth to Brian Dennehy, ad infinitum. This procession of many of the best actors on Earth is a key reason the show remains such a joy to watch.

  4. fiona katu says:

    have the highest expectations of season six.
    congratulating to winning Emmy Awards

  5. Dear Whitney: You wrote “affect change” but you meant “effect change.” I didn’t read beyond that.

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