'The Good Wife' Season 6 adds David Hyde Pierce in recurring role

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david-hyde-pierce-good-wife-season-6.jpgJoining the already-announced Taye Diggs and Steven Pasquale on Season 6 of "The Good Wife" is veteran TV and stage actor David Hyde Pierce, CBS announced Thursday (Aug. 28).

Pierce, who won four Emmys as Dr. Niles Crane on "Frasier," joins the cast as "a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted with the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change." This is Pierce's first television role since "Frasier" ended in 2004.

Executive producers/showrunners Robert and Michelle King say in a statement, "We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making 'The Good Wife' his first TV role since 'Frasier.' We're tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy."

CBS also released the episode description for "The Good Wife's" Season 6 premiere episode, titled "The Line," which reads, " Alicia is adamant in her refusal to run for State's Attorney despite Eli's attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm."

One has to wonder -- if Alicia isn't running for State's Attorney, is Pierce's character giving it a go?

"The Good Wife" returns Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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