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Exclusive: The Good Wife Goes Back to Wire Well Again, Casts Seth Gilliam in Finale

His name is Robert King. And he’s a Wire-aholic.

The co-creator of CBS’ The Good Wife — who recently confessed to The Hollywood Reporter that he’s “going to keep running down the line until everyone from The Wire is on the show” — has tapped Seth Gilliam (a.k.a. Sgt. Carver on the late HBO drama) to guest star in the show’s May 17 season finale as a man on trial for killing a judge.

For those keeping track at home, that brings to 12 the number of Wire grads who have appeared on Good Wife since the show’s inception two years ago.

As the insanely thorough folks over at NYMag.com pointed out last week, Wife had been in a dead heat with Law & Order: SVU for the title of TV series employing the most Wire grads; Gilliam’s casting now puts the CBS drama in first place.