Good Wife Exclusive: Michael J. Fox Returning For Multiple Episodes

It looks like Michael J. Fox will be back in the Emmy race next year: The actor is returning to The Good Wife this season for a sizeable run, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Fox — who was favored to take home the Guest Actor trophy at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys (but lost out to Paul McCrane from Harry’s Law) — will reprise his role as Alicia’s morally flexible nemesis Louis Canning for “three or four episodes,” executive producer Robert King confirms.

When last seen in the spring, Louis offered Alicia a full partnership in his new law firm, which she declined. There’s no word on what brings him back into the fold.

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c. (With reporting by Michael Maloney)

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  1. BabyGoz says:

    Excellent news, Michael J Fox was a fantastic addition to this awesome cast!

  2. TigerNightmare says:

    The only greater injustice than Michael J. Fox losing is that he lost it to Harry’s Law. Nothing against Paul McCrane, but COME ON!

  3. xav says:

    Excellent. His scenes with Julianna and Archie were beyond fabulous.

  4. shar says:

    So glad Michael J. Fox is coming back for more episodes. I wish they would make him a regular on the show. I love watching him. Such an amazing actor.

  5. BRETT says:

    YES! I love to hate his character.

  6. abd says:

    I cannot wait for the new season to begin! Excited to see MJF return – he’s fantastic on this show.

  7. Marijke says:

    Fantastic News!!!!! Love his character.

  8. João Amaral says:

    just put him on the main cast already…

    MJF is awesome!!!

  9. Sam says:

    I haven’t seen season 2 of TGW yet, but I have a question: When Fox was on Boston Legal, his Parkinson’s-related movement was never addressed. Is it in this? Because, while I am wholly sympathetic to the struggles of the disease, it can make for a pretty hard “look-away-and-pretend-it’s-not-happening” situation.

    • Kvivik says:

      Yes, it was. In the first case he tried against Alicia, he used it to get sympathy from the jury, hence the ‘morally ambiguous’ description.

  10. ArleneG says:

    Unfortunately, I think his medical condition and working for the Parkinson’s cause would make a full time gig difficult.

  11. Andrea says:

    @Sam: Yeah, it is, but his character doesn’t have Parkinson’s. TGW refers to the disability as “dyskenisa.” Please forgive the spelling. I’m not a doctor.

  12. Lupe says:

    That’s great news! Looking forward to more sparring scenes with Alicia. Did anyone catch MJF on “Curb your enthusiam”? One word: “hilarious”!

  13. Tee says:

    Good Wife seems to have a knack for terrific guest stars in general, but he’s definitely been among the best.

  14. Charlie says:

    Awesome news! This show has such great guest actors, MJF, Lisa Edelstein. I am so looking forward to the new season. :)

  15. guest says:

    gaah. while I really like Michael and I love that he is working despite Parkinson, I hate his character…

  16. Mandy says:

    Yahoo!!! Such a talented guest star added to a very talented ensemble.