Good Wife Exclusive: Carrie Preston Shall Return, This Time to [Major Spoiler Alert]!

Elsbeth Tascioni’s work is far from finished.

Carrie Preston, hot off her scene-stealing Nov. 6 appearance on the acclaimed CBS drama — during which her legal eagle deftly saved Alicia from doing The Department of the Treasury’s bidding — is already booked for a comeback, TVLine has learned exclusively.

This time, however, the deceptively ditzy Elsbeth will be [WAY TOO SPOILERY TO REVEAL].

News of Preston’s latest Good Wife gig comes on the eve of the True Blood vet sinking her teeth into a role on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, this Wednesday at 10/9c.



Comments (37)

  • Let me guess Will’s lawyer in the AS’s investigation!!!!! This is goin to be good.. i love Elsbeth

    Comment by Miri – November 15, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was amazing on “The Good Wife”. She by and far stole the show whenever she was in the scene. Carrie did a great job and I’m happy she’s coming back!

    Comment by Matt Palastro – November 15, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alicia’s divorce attorney!

    Comment by tdub – November 15, 2011 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know this is fake legal world, but it would be really unethical for her to be Alicia’s divorce attorney since Peter was her client at one point.

      Comment by Sarah – November 15, 2011 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see her and Martha Plimpton’s Patti square off or be on the same side, just something to get these to characters in the same scene. Can’t believe I waited until over the summer to give this show a try just because it was on CBS. It just gets better and better with each episode.

    Comment by Cody – November 15, 2011 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Great idea!

      Comment by DL – November 15, 2011 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be fabulous. Seriously ditzy, but fabulous.

      Comment by Cantare – November 15, 2011 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm, Alicia’s divorce attorney?

    Comment by Florricks – November 15, 2011 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If she’s in New York filming “Good Wife” why not film on other shows also shot in New York like “SVU?” She was great on “Good Wife.”

    Comment by Alex Agostini – November 15, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Um, Alex? Why don’t you re-read what Matt Webb Mitovich wrote above. You’ll find a little info about Carrie Preston appearing in tomorrow’s (Wed., Nov. 16) SVU episode. Yeah, you seem to have missed that bit.

      Comment by Tania – November 15, 2011 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ummm how is this a SPOILER ALERT if you don’t spoil anything? Just telling us she is coming back is not much of a spoiler. Now, what she is doing is definitely a spoiler which, in true TVLine fashion, you won’t even give us a hint to. That being said, I love that character and am super excited she is coming back.

    Comment by sk – November 15, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly! I really hate when people do that. Incredibly annoying.

      Comment by Sarah – November 15, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Divorce attorney would be my guess too!

    Comment by Ainavrw – November 15, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay, seriously, you can’t have “Major Spoiler Alert” in the heading and then give us absolutely no such thing. There isn’t even a hint. Basically, the headline told me more than the article. I feel like a sucker for clicking on it.

    Comment by veronica – November 15, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Matt, you should’ve written “I refuse to reveal her upcoming arc on the grounds that it may tend to incriminate me.” JK.

      Comment by Florricks – November 15, 2011 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, come ON. “Shall return, this time to–”, “Elsbeth will be–”
    ???
    That doesn’t help at all!! At least give us SOMETHING. Basically you’ve just said a guest star is returning… needs moar spoiler.

    Comment by Saint Alicia – November 15, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Good Wife need to hire Elsbeth Tascioni on permanently. What a fantastic performance Nov. 6. Emmy consideration immediately!!!

    Comment by opus – November 15, 2011 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah! I know, Elsbeth, Will and Alicia should form a firm. She would drive Will absolutely crazy and Alicia would have to mediate between them. Meanwhile, Patty could join Diane’s firm and there could be epic battles between the five of them in court. Kalinda goes with Will and Alicia’s firm, though! A person can dream, can’t they?

      Comment by Rob – November 15, 2011 11:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really like her. She steals every scene she’s in on True Blood and she’s terrific in Good Wife. Yay! More Carrie.

    Comment by TaMara – November 15, 2011 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was amazing, and with the cast of TGW that is truly saying something.

    Comment by Lisa – November 15, 2011 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love her character on this show, so am glad she’s coming back. Isn’t the actress who plays her married to Michael Emerson?

    Comment by Bella – November 15, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I totally hated her. What a disappointment. Give me more Kalinda and Alicia.

    Comment by Kius – November 15, 2011 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love the Good Wife, but this years story line is too out there for me and the scene of Kalinda explaining why she likes being gay is going too far I will not watch this show ever again.

      Comment by very disapointed – November 24, 2011 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have loved Carrie Preston since My Best Friend’s Wedding as one of the 2 crazy southern cousins of Cameron Diaz (the other was Rachel Griffiths). She is fantastic in this role…her best to date. We needs more of her quirkiness on the show. So…YAY!

    Comment by Chris – November 15, 2011 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She can’t be Will’s attorney against the State’s Attorney office because that would also be unethical because she got Peter’s charges acquitted and she has insider information about Florrick. Maybe she is going to be a co-defense lawyer in a really big civil suit that L&G is bringing to the table!

    Comment by Alicia L. – November 15, 2011 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Lockhart and Gardner are ever idiotic enough to fire Alicia because they think it brings “blowback” from the District Attorney’s office on them (case in point, Peter’s investigation of Will), wouldn’t it be fantastic if Elsbeth and Alicia opened up their own practice! And then whup L&G in court when dealing with cases against them? Oh the karmic justice of it all! That would teach L&G to stop underappreciating Alicia, and to stop using her as political football. And apropos to that, could she please fire the divorce attorney whose a partner there please? He treated her shamefully, him and his nepotistic butt!

    Comment by mdaily – November 15, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m going to be really embarrassed if I’m the only one who got the teensiest bit excited that SJP was going to pop up after reading that title…

    Comment by Meghan – November 15, 2011 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • you’re a real (too rude to actually write), mitrovich.

    Comment by suckit – November 15, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!!

    Comment by Sara – November 15, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is one of the best shows on TV – great cast & writing! Carrie was awesome, glad she will be back. However, it would be nice if the talented writers would give Christine B. something to do, she is such a great actress and a Tony & Emmy award winner – give her material to match skills!

    Comment by Marc – November 15, 2011 10:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As far as I’m concerned, she stole the show. I can’t wait to see more of her.

    Comment by Babygate – November 15, 2011 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was so enjoyable in her last appearance, can’t wait to see more!

    Comment by Tee – November 16, 2011 06:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d pay money for a knock down drag out court battle beween Alicia, Elsbeth/Carrie Preston, Martha Plimpton/Pattie, and Lisa Edlestein’s character. Such powerful women on this show!

    Comment by Amy – November 16, 2011 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! They should make her a recurring character that shows often enough like David Lee! Not too much (cuz then her novelty may wear off) but just enough to keep the audience wanting to see her more!

    Comment by Kristine – November 16, 2011 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First off I don’t think she is going to be representing alicia in her divorce for one thing i don’t really think their will be a divorce and the second Alicia doesn’t seem to want to get a divorce since she hasn’t really told enyone they are seperated. I am guessing she will represent will against wendy clark and since peter actually seperated himself from the case he isn’t directly involved she can represent him.

    Comment by Hallie – December 26, 2011 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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