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David Hyde Pierce Returns to TV on The Good Wife

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce has booked a recurring role on The Good Wife‘s sixth season, CBS announced Thursday.

The Frasier alum, who has focused mostly on theater in recent years, will play a legal commentator on cable news who is very vocal about his disapproval of the corruption and murder rate in Chicago and ultimately decides to run for office to effect change from within.

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

The Good Wife kicks off Season 6 on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS. Are you looking forward to meeting Pierce’s character?

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