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!



Comments (26)

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

    Comment by shuayb – June 20, 2013 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEEEEES! It was about time. Season 5 has a great prospect so far :) Can’t wait!

    Comment by Eugenia – June 20, 2013 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh I think he is gonna be in Alicia life as her mom love interest

    Comment by Ggny – June 20, 2013 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *steeples fingers* Excellent.

    Comment by Deion – June 20, 2013 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ooh! I am happy for him, and hoping to see more of his character on the show!

    Comment by sccates – June 20, 2013 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show just gets better and better! Love David Lee.

    Comment by Bethany – June 20, 2013 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember Zach Grenier when he was on the very first season of 24. What charcter did he play on the show?

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – June 20, 2013 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on iwatch2much.

    Comment by nguber – June 20, 2013 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go, David, go!!! Destroy Alicia and date Veronica!!! :D.

    Comment by rty123 – June 20, 2013 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEAH!!!!

    Comment by Mia S – June 20, 2013 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Saint Alicia – June 20, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This!

      Comment by CultureVulture – June 20, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes. I hope they bring back Michael Boatman too. I like his character and his dynamic with David Lee.

      Comment by Anonymous – June 20, 2013 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My second thought (after a Yay for more David Lee) was “what about Michael Boatman?” He needs to come back, even if not as a season regular.

      Comment by Elizabeth – June 20, 2013 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news!

    Comment by Daisy – June 20, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by DL – June 20, 2013 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congratulations to Zach Grenier. He livens up every episode he’s in.

    Comment by M – June 20, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i hate this guy …

    VERY bad news ..

    Comment by Mia – June 20, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best news today :)!!!! Loved his interactions with Julius & Ealy a few seasons back

    Comment by Sara – June 20, 2013 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Dee – June 20, 2013 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it fall yet!?!?!

    Comment by Leah – June 20, 2013 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…

    Comment by TL – June 20, 2013 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by jlonnie – June 21, 2013 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hadn’t thought of that. I like it.

    Comment by Steve – July 29, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love his character he makes me laugh.He portrays his character so well

    Comment by b – October 21, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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