Exclusive: Good Wife Gives Alicia's Bro a Beau

Alicia’s not the only member of her family lucking out in the romance department on The Good Wife.

Producers have tapped Michael Arden (The Return of Jezebel James, Bones) to recur as a love interest for Julianna Margulies’ TV brother Owen (Dallas Roberts), TVLine has learned exclusively.

Arden’s character is described as a handsome, flirty philosophy professor.

Earlier this month, executive producer Robert King confirmed to TVLine that the show was introducing a potential mate for Owen. “We wanted to [upend] the cliché of the gay brother on TV being neutered in some way,” he said. “They’re usually either celibate or they just broke up. You never see [a boyfriend]. But that’s not who Owen is.”

One of Arden’s most recent TV gigs was playing the secret lover to royal closet case Prince Jack Benjamin on NBC’s short-lived Kings.

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  1. xav says:

    A+ work, Owen. Very cute.

  2. MIke says:

    With all due respect Mr. King, that cliche only exits on CBS shows, or the land that forgot gay people. ABC has had LEADS with gay mates for years

  3. Lolie says:

    I’m not familiar with this actor, but he seems a little too young for Owen.

  4. Sam says:

    Considering this newbie is recurring, does that mean Owen will be in a lot of episodes this year *crosses fingers.*

  5. DL says:

    I miss Kings. We barely knew ye.

  6. abc123 says:

    I approve! Yum, he’s such a cutie! <3

  7. Kim R says:

    Dallas Roberts reminds me so much of a young John Ritter. Anyone else?

  8. brutony says:

    Does EVERY friggin sibling/best freind/work buddy to the lead actor HAVE to be GAY? OMG-WTF?

  9. anon says:

    Love Michael Arden! Glad to see him getting more work :)

  10. TV Junkie says:

    Wow, totally thought that was TR Knight at first.

  11. Jesse says:

    Michael Arden is a Broadway actor. He was in the Big River revival, the Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan musical (can’t remember the name), and lots of concerts and benefits. He’s got an incredible voice, so I hope Robert and Michelle King find a way to make use of it. :)

    • Courtney says:

      This is what I was thinking, a “please please please have him sing at one point” mantra. I absolutely adore his voice.

  12. xwiseguyx says:

    Well it’s nice for a token gay character have minor role on a CBS show.. I’d prefer if they really broke the stereotype and have a gay character be part of one of their procedurals as if a part of the team. Blue Bloods, CSI’s, Criminal Minds, NCIS x 2 all seem to only include hot looking straight guys with only gay people guest starring as killers or killees.. it’s sad…

  13. Bryan says:

    Dallas Roberts is 41 and Michael Arden is 28, I’m not sure what age they are in the series, but yeah it’s a bit on the older-younger guy side. Not that I’m complaining.

  14. Andrea says:

    I’m not that familiar with the actor, but I’m glad that Owen’s being given a partner/significant other.

  15. MJM says:

    Michael Arden also had a rather memorable, if brief, role in this year’s Source Code opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Dude has chops, and thankfully looks a little closer to his age now (that picture up top is at least 5-6 years old).