TVLine Items: Good Wife Welcomes Back Two Faves, GH Vets Return for Funeral and More!

The Good Wife Season 4 SpoilersA badass and a baby bro are once again Good Wife-bound.

Anika Noni Rose and Dallas Roberts are slated to return to the CBS drama during its current fourth season, reports.

The soon-to-be Walking Dead actor will resurface as Alicia’s younger brother during Stockard Channing‘s debut outing as their mother, while Rose — who now recurs on Private Practice — will reprise her role as a ruthless prosecutor rejoining the fold for a case.

Though Rose is currently only signed on for one Wife installment, EP Robert King tells the site that “it could extend to three.”

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Wally Kurth and Robin Christopher will return to General Hospital as Ned and Skye during forthcoming episodes focused on Edward Quartermaine’s passing, per Daytime ConfidentialJohn Ingle, who portrayed Port Charles’ patriarch for nearly two decades, died in September at age 84.

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• Zach Braff is eying a return to TV — only this time, he’ll be behind the camera. The former Scrubs star has sold a half-hour comedy, titled Garage Bar, to ABC, Deadline reports. The sitcom centers on a close-knit group of friends who begin to feel the perks and pitfalls of fame when one of their own becomes a star. Braff — who penned the 2004 big-screen fave Garden State — will write, direct and exec-produce the pilot.

• Fresh off of his Pretty Little Liars demise, Yani Gellman will appear in tonight’s Beauty and the Beast as a bartender, HollywoodLife reports.

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• Grey Damon (Friday Night Lights), Kathy Najimy (Veronica’s Closet) and Sam Robards (Treme) have joined ABC Family’s Socio, a Dexter-esque drama pilot starring Avan Jogia (Victorious) and Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State).

• Rake, the legal drama pilot starring and co-exec-produced by Greg Kinnear, has landed at Fox. Based on an Australian series, the project takes place in the chaotic world of a brilliant but self-destructive lawyer (Kinnear).

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  1. George says:

    I really wish Y&R would use Yani Gellman more

  2. Rake is going to be on Fox? UGH! Rake needs to be on cable. The confines of network tv will milquetoastify Cleaver Green et. al.

  3. gary says:

    Since when is Wendy Scott Carr a favorite? If anything she was one of the most annoying characters ever on GW

    • martina says:

      Ugh. They should bring back Elsbeth Tascioni, Louis Canning, Patti Nyholm and Nancy Crozier instead!

      • Danyelle says:

        Elsbeth and Louis ARE coming back. Google.

      • Caro says:

        YES, all of the above AND Michael J. Fox, please! And I always love Rita Wilson. But not Wendy Scott Carr, I can’t stand her (character)!!!
        Luckily we already get to see Stockard Channing and Michael J. Fox (as Louis Canning) on the show. Didn’t know Elsbeth Tascioni is coming back but I’ll google it. That would be great!

    • CJ says:

      The character wasn’t supposed to be loved by the audience, but she was interesting and well-played by a radiant actress. I would personally rather see her get her own show than be limited to recurring roles on other shows, but I’ll take what I can get.

      • Mark says:

        Eh honestly I didn’t really see what purpose her character served after her run for D.A. fell apart. Her character motives were extremely confusing.

    • Danyelle says:

      Speak for yourself. Anika Noni Rose is one of the best actresses Good Wife has had.

      • trololo says:

        Except we don’t care about the actress, we care about the character. Or, actually, we don’t care about her character. Even Becca, who imo was one of the most annoying characters on the show, was better than Wendy.

    • bethany says:

      Right?! She was the worst and the way she talks grates on my last nerve. I am not pleased about this news. Now, Dallas Roberts is a win. I adore the dynamic between Owen and Alicia!

    • Loki says:

      Yes, but WSC is one of the only characters that knows for sure about Alicia and Will (because of the Grand Jury testimony), and she has no love lost for Alicia or Peter, so things could get really interesting with her back on the show.

  4. Ashton says:

    I absolutely love that Channing is the mom!

  5. CJ says:

    I just saw a rerun of one of Kathy Najimy’s Numbthreers episodes and wondered what she was doing these days.

  6. lulu says:

    Socio is getting quite the cast. ABCF would be dumb not to pick this up to series. But if ABCF does pass..which I highly doubt..the CW should swoop in and get it

    • Gina says:

      It’s really jumping the gun to say they’d be “dumb” not to pick up the show at this stage. Maybe the pilot will suck.

  7. shuayb says:

    Not looking forward to Wendy’s return. I hope they bring her back to kill her once and for all. Sanctimonious hypocrite!

  8. Ella says:

    So glad to see Wally Kurth and Robin Christopher return for the funeral! Now is a great time for a Dillon recast … how about John Paul Levossier from OLTL? The Quartermaines need a reboot. It was a mistake to dismantle that core family so many years ago.