“It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife,” Chenoweth said in a statement to People.com. “[I’m] getting better slowly, and thank everyone for [their] concern.”
The Emmy winner, who was cast as a hard-hitting political reporter who makes trouble for Peter’s campaign, was briefly hospitalized after getting struck in the head by a piece of scaffolding while shooting an outdoor scene with Josh Charles on July 11.
Her departure after just one episode (she’ll appear in the Sept. 30 opener) will likely have producers scrambling to either recast the role or create a new character to fill the reporter void. “We have her written into the third, fourth and fifth episode,” Good Wife co-creator Robert King told TVLine last month. “We’ll see if it works out. She’s so good in the first episode; we need her back.”
Said CBS in a statement: “We enjoyed having Kristin on the show and would love to have her back when she’s feeling better.”Follow @MichaelAusiello