David Hyde Pierce Books Recurring Role On CBS’ ‘The Good Wife’

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David Hyde Pierce is returning to primetime television.

In what is his first television role since 2004, the former Frasier co-star has booked a recurring role on the upcoming sixth season of The Good Wife, TVWise has learned.

David Hyde Pierce 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 affect change.

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

The sixth season of The Good Wife, which premieres on CBS on Sunday September 21st at 9:30/8:30c, is set to continue to address the departure of Josh Charles and will see Alicia Florrick (Emmy winner Julianna Marguiles) make a decision on whether or not to run for the office of States Attorney.