Update: Kristin Chenoweth Makes Surprise Return to The Good Wife – How Long Will She Stay?

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An on-the-mend Kristin Chenoweth returned to The Good Wife on Friday just weeks after announcing she was cutting her arc short due to a head injury sustained on the set of the CBS drama.

“I was able to go back a shoot a short scene with Alan Cumming on The Good Wife — #blessed,” the actress tweeted on Friday.

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Good Wife co-star Josh Charles, who is directing Chenoweth’s comeback episode, called her return “the highlight of my day” on Twitter, adding, “Her talent, charm and warmth was inspiring.”

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The Emmy winner, who was cast back in July 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 Charles. Her departure after just one episode (she’ll appear in the Sept. 30 opener) presumably led to the casting of Chenoweth’s former GCB co-star, Miriam Shor, in a similar reporter role — although a source said at the time that it was always the intention to bring in more than one news hound.

Comments (19)

  • So is her arc a go again? Or just the scene?

    Comment by Alex – September 1, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad she recovered and I can’t wait to see her episodes!

    Comment by Gilda – September 1, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool. I like her.

    Comment by nikki – September 1, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good! Hope she’s feeling much better. :)

    Comment by Cathy – September 1, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, is she coming back when she feels better??

    Comment by Hurley – September 1, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Obviously the head injury has done more damage if she’s quit one week and gone back the next.

    Comment by Jarrod – September 1, 2012 10:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It says she only shot ONE scene. It’s probably just a scene to at least give closure to her (brief) character.

    Comment by Ethan – September 1, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Kristin and this show. Can’t wait for the premiere.

    Comment by Jared – September 1, 2012 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So sad that Kristin was injured and didn’t get to do the whole arc, but I’ll take whatever she was able to film. Just happy she wasn’t injured permanently!

    Comment by Lauren – September 1, 2012 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show makes my whole week!!!

    Comment by Preston – September 1, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry about her injury, glad to hear she’s better, but I’m happy they replaced her character (directly/indirectly, whatever). Her personality/sheer “Kristin Chenoweth-ness” is distracting and it’s probably for the best they came back with a lesser-known actress. Just wish the show would drop the stunt-casting altogether. We get it, you have big name guest stars and they get Emmy noms! One might think that’s what you’re angling for…

    Comment by Saint Alicia – September 1, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Honestly, in my opinion, sometimes it doesn’t even feel like stunt casting. The show has a great way of making these amazing guest stars mesh really well with the cast and the writing is great so its like you actually get invested in the character and not dwell too long on the fact that hey Alicia is battling Michael J. Fox or Martha Plimpton in court. Plus the show is doing extremely well with great reviews so with or without them, the guest stars are an added bonus bringing delight to all the TV lovers out there.

      Comment by A – September 1, 2012 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • GOod point, but dear GOD Miriam Shor is annoying beyond belief an description, as can be seen by her recent Royal Pains episode (w/the polo player.) Obnoxious JAP off the charts (and I hope people know JAP has nothing to do with Asians!)

      Comment by Pat Graney – September 2, 2012 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It doesn’t??? Gee, what can it mean? Why don’t you fill us in?


        What, you think being coy will perfume your anti-semitism?

        Nope, you stink like a skunk.

        I sincerely ask, why do you watch this show which is so clearly liberal (at least in its even-handed portrayal of ethnicity, class, sexuality, etc.) and I would bet my Jewish money has an entire cast and crew who would be offended by your remark?

        What is obnoxious is you. As in noxious odor.

        Comment by Mayyoubelikeruthandlikeesther – September 2, 2012 08:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Amazed that you don’t want to offend Asians, but you’re A-OK with offending Jews.

        Comment by AJ – September 4, 2012 05:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well she is a Broadway actress. They are some of the toughest in the biz.

    Comment by Renthead621 – September 1, 2012 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I happy to hear that she may have brought some closure to her character. I do hope she is at least able to come back when she feels at 110%.

    Comment by Alex – September 1, 2012 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ms Chenowith rocks and brings depth to almost any role. I AM annoyed by all the lesser characters they bring in to “soften” the crisp, sharp, complicated main characters and story line. Especially the “mommy/daddy/ trying-to-juggle-their-family-and-pro lives, while simultaneously pulling off amazing legal feats and dishing out pithy or sage advice to various harassed principals. Yeecchh. I don’t care what religion or ethnic background they bring to the table!!!

    Comment by Ronay – October 2, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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