Matthew Perry to Reprise His Good Wife Role

The presidential election may be over, but Matthew Perry is returning to The Good Wife, so the Illinois governor race is just getting started.

The Go On lead will reprise his role of Mike Kresteva in an episode airing in early 2013, the network announced Friday.

In April, Perry told TVLine he hoped starring in NBC’s Go On wouldn’t mean giving up his portrayal of Peter’s somewhat nasty rival for the governor’s office.

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“In the last five years I’ve tried to do a mix of comedy and drama, so it’s been really fun to play a kind of sociopathic jerk lawyer,” he said of his Good Wife run. “It’s a fun character for people to sort of root against, and The Good Wife is one of my favorite shows, so it’s all been very cool.”

The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.

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  1. Ej Henry says:

    yea. love matthew perry!

  2. Taryn says:

    could he BE any more talented?

  3. mia says:

    OMFG yes! Its the best of both worlds! We get to have him doing comedy and drama!

  4. stefany says:

    Outside of Friends I have always enjoyed Mstthew Perry more in dramatic roles – including this one. Glad “Go On” and NBC are letting him do both.

  5. Better Sundays says:

    How is this hilariously talented man still single? And where can I apply to be his slave? I promise to fan him and feed him grapes all day.

  6. A says:

    I have to say he is aging very well and really glad he’s returning to TGW. Now all we need is another confrontation with Alicia.

  7. Daisy says:

    Awseome. It’s definately a charachter you love to hate

  8. nikki says:

    I love Mike. I hope hating Mike will bring Alicia and Peter closer together.

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  10. Antonio says:

    TGW is one of the best dramas on Television. I’m not a huge Matthew Perry fan but I do love his role on this series.

  11. Saint Alicia says:

    Great news, I love to hate his character, glad he was able to return!

  12. I’m glad. I like when he’s funny but I think they don’t give him enough credit for how good he is as a dramatic actor. He’s really good at playing mean jerks like Kresteva

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  14. Tee says:

    Yay! It was a fun character, glad he’ll be back.

  15. Marta says:

    i can’t wait!