Exclusive: The Good Wife Retains Lisa Edelstein!

Turns out Lisa Edelstein will be back on TV this fall after all!

House‘s departing taskmistress has booked a juicy multi-episode arc on CBS’ The Good Wife, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

The actress — who sent House fans into a tailspin last month when it was announced that she would not be returning to the Fox hit after failing to come to terms on a new contract — will play a lawyer and born poker player whose sexiness is enhanced by her obvious intelligence.

Additional details are scarce, but rumor has it Edelstein’s character — who turns up during the early part of the acclaimed drama’s forthcoming third season — shares a past with Will (Josh Charles). It’s unclear if said past is professional, personal, or both, but I smell a showdown between her and Alicia (Julianna Margulies).

Thoughts? Happy to see Edelstein land on her feet? Does this Good news at least partially offset the bad news of her House departure? Hit the comments!

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  1. Thunder says:

    It’s all about BUSINESS. Not about talent!

  2. Friges says:


  3. Izis says:

    No me gusta.

  4. nana says:

    Adorei a noticia, a atriz Lisa Edelstein é ótima, além de muito linda. MUITA SORTE PARA ELA.

  5. Lara says:

    Thanks CBS for bringing Lisa & Josh back together! They were great together on Sports Night, so I’m sure they’ll be good on TGW.

  6. Hallie says:

    Really late addition but the JS news made me want to come here and say I miss Lisa Edelstein already on House. But wherever she goes; I go.

  7. Kristi says:

    I wish Lisa would remain on House. She was great on that show and will be missed.

  8. Ruth says:

    I just realized that Lisa and Josh have worked together already – on Sports Night!

  9. Coco says:

    I’m really glad that Lisa is getting a guest spot on the Good Wife, great show, great actress! <3