Meet Kalinda’s replacement. Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join The Good Wife as a series regular for the CBS drama’s upcoming seventh season. He will play Alex, a calm, experienced hourly investigator whom Alicia (Julianna Margulies) hires.
The Good Wife, from CBS TV Studios, ended Season 6 with two vacancies in its regular cast after the departures of original cast member and fan favorite Archie Panjabi, who played intrepid investigator Kalinda Sharma, and recent addition Matthew Goode, who stepped down after a year as a regular. Morgan already is in the CBS/CBS Studios family: He is a regular on their summer drama series Extant, which he joined in the current second season as the male lead opposite Halle Berry. Extant got off to a slow Season 2 start but Morgan could in theory juggle both series as he remains a regular on Extant. (That show only films 13 episodes a year.)
On The Good Wife, which returns with originals on October 4, he joins fellow regulars Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming and Zach Grenier.
“We’ve loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe,” said The Good Wife creators/executive producers Robert and Michelle King.
Morgan also recently starred in the History miniseries Texas Rising and toplined Starz’s period drama series Magic City.
Added some pictures of Jeffrey at the Premiere Of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ in L.A. (June 29).
Jeffrey Dean Morgan is going to be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! TOMORROW night! Be sure to tune in!
Robert DeLong (6/22), A Thousand Horses (6/24) and Nate Ruess (6/25) are all set for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
The lineup for this coming week’s string of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” episodes features three musical acts.
Robert DeLong, A Thousand Horses and Nate Ruess are those acts.
ABC confirms that DeLong will perform on the June 22 edition of the show. A Thousand Horses, which sent debut radio single “Smoke” to the top of the country airplay chart, will perform on June 24. Nate Ruess will visit the “Kimmel” stage on June 25.
Other upcoming “JKL” guests include Mark Feuerstein, Jon Hamm, Lizzy Caplan, Wanda Sykes, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jai Courtney. Full listings follow:
Monday, June 22 1. Actor Mark Feuerstein (“Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant”) 2. Musical Guest Robert DeLong
Tuesday, June 23 1. Actor Jon Hamm (“Minions”) 2. Actress Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”) 3. Stand Up Comedian Jessie Elias 4. Special guest sit in with Cleto and The Cletones, Sheila E.
Wednesday, June 24 1. Actress/Comedian Wanda Sykes (“Last Comic Standing”) 2. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Extant”) 3. Musical guest A Thousand Horses
Thursday, June 25 1. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith (“Magic Mike XXL”) 2. Actor Jai Courtney (“Terminator Genisys”) 3. Musical guest Nate Ruess
Friday, June 26 TBD