The Good Wife Promotes Zach Grenier to Series Regular for Season 5

ZACH GRENIER GOOD WIFEYou cross The Good Wife‘s hard-charging David Lee at your own risk.

And now that his portayer Zach Grenier has been made a series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season, the question looms whether he’ll turn his vitriol toward Alicia and Cary as they file for (professional) divorce from Lockhart-Gardner and start their own firm.

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News of Grenier’s promotion broke via CBS Television Studios’ Twitter account this afternoon. Grenier has been a recurring player on the series since Season 1, portraying the cunning, power-hungry head of Lockhart-Gardner’s family law practice, a man who’s been known to relish intrigue and infighting when it comes to office politics.

Interestingly, Grenier’s character informally counseled protagonist Alicia on her personal affairs when she contemplated separating from her husband, recently elected governor Peter Florrick — a fact that could come back to haunt her now that she’s changed professional allegiances.

Excited about Grenier’s promotion? Any thoughts on how the show’s writers can or should proceed with David Lee for Season 5? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. shuayb says:

    Excited for this! Really love David Lee’s character. I wouldn’t be surprised if he jumps ship with Alicia.

  2. Eugenia says:

    YEEEEES! It was about time. Season 5 has a great prospect so far :) Can’t wait!

  3. Ggny says:

    Oh I think he is gonna be in Alicia life as her mom love interest

  4. Deion says:

    *steeples fingers* Excellent.

  5. sccates says:

    Ooh! I am happy for him, and hoping to see more of his character on the show!

  6. Bethany says:

    This show just gets better and better! Love David Lee.

  7. I remember Zach Grenier when he was on the very first season of 24. What charcter did he play on the show?

  8. rty123 says:

    Go, David, go!!! Destroy Alicia and date Veronica!!! :D.

  9. Mia S says:


  10. Saint Alicia says:

    YAY! I love everything David Lee chooses to be, but what about Julius Cain (Michael Boatman)? Was he even in season 4? I can’t remember any appearances, but Julius and David Lee have a fun antagonistic relationship so I hope to see more of them both in season 5.

  11. Daisy says:

    Great news!

  12. DL says:

    Nice! David Lee is such a great frienemy for Alicia, Will, and Diane, and Zach Grenier does an amazing job with the part. Can’t wait to see what drama arises from his expanded role.

  13. M says:

    Congratulations to Zach Grenier. He livens up every episode he’s in.

  14. Mia says:

    i hate this guy …

    VERY bad news ..

  15. Sara says:

    Best news today :)!!!! Loved his interactions with Julius & Ealy a few seasons back

  16. Dee says:

    A great character. However, I wonder if this might be too much of a good thing. David Lee makes an impact as a recurring. With less focus on guest stars next year is really shaping up to be quite a battle. Go Cary & Alicia!

  17. Leah says:

    Is it fall yet!?!?!

  18. TL says:

    YEAH!!! I think I just wet myself. Yes…yes, I did just wet myself.

    They are starting to make up for the horrendous Kalinda domestic situation. Can’t even talk about it anymore…

  19. jlonnie says:

    Love this. Love that this show is not cookie cutter and that there is a reason to tune in every week, you never know what’s going to happen!

  20. Steve says:

    Hadn’t thought of that. I like it.

  21. b says:

    love his character he makes me laugh.He portrays his character so well