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)



Comments (20)

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

    Comment by BabyGoz – September 13, 2011 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by TigerNightmare – September 13, 2011 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Paul McCrane was spectacular on Harry’s Law. And I’m an MJF/Good Wife fanatic.

      Comment by GW Fan – September 13, 2011 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent. His scenes with Julianna and Archie were beyond fabulous.

    Comment by xav – September 13, 2011 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by shar – September 13, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! I love to hate his character.

    Comment by BRETT – September 13, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cannot wait for the new season to begin! Excited to see MJF return – he’s fantastic on this show.

    Comment by abd – September 13, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic News!!!!! Love his character.

    Comment by Marijke – September 13, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • just put him on the main cast already…

    MJF is awesome!!!

    Comment by João Amaral – September 13, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Sam – September 13, 2011 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Kvivik – September 13, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Unfortunately, I think his medical condition and working for the Parkinson’s cause would make a full time gig difficult.

    Comment by ArleneG – September 13, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @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.

    Comment by Andrea – September 13, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s great news! Looking forward to more sparring scenes with Alicia. Did anyone catch MJF on “Curb your enthusiam”? One word: “hilarious”!

    Comment by Lupe – September 13, 2011 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good Wife seems to have a knack for terrific guest stars in general, but he’s definitely been among the best.

    Comment by Tee – September 13, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news! This show has such great guest actors, MJF, Lisa Edelstein. I am so looking forward to the new season. :)

    Comment by Charlie – September 13, 2011 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • gaah. while I really like Michael and I love that he is working despite Parkinson, I hate his character…

    Comment by guest – September 13, 2011 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!

    Comment by Alberto – September 14, 2011 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yahoo!!! Such a talented guest star added to a very talented ensemble.

    Comment by Mandy – September 14, 2011 10:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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