David Hyde Pierce lands recurring role on 'The Good Wife'

The role will mark Pierce’s first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.
By Karen Butler  |  Aug. 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce has joined the cast of the legal drama The Good Wife, CBS announced Thursday.

The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since Frasier ended its run in 2004. Pierce portrayed Dr. Niles Crane, the title character's brother, on the sitcom for 11 seasons.

In The Good Wife, he will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago he decides to run for office in order to effect change, the network said in a news release.

"We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier," Executive Producers 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 is to kick of its sixth season Sept. 21.The show stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Matthew Goode and Zach Grenier.

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