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Good Wife Exclusive: Mad Men Actress to Guest in Season 5 — Will She Make Trouble for Peter?

The Good Wife Talia BalsamLooks like media interest in Peter and Alicia Florrick will continue unabated now that the former half of The Good Wife‘s power couple has landed in the Governor’s office.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Talia Balsam (Mad Men, Homeland) has been cast as a political reporter in an early Season 5 episode.

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As the acclaimed CBS drama preps for its Sept. 29 return, a clearer picture is emerging of what plot lines will take center stage. Already, Melissa George (Hunted, Alias) has signed on for the recurring role of Marilyn, newly elected Governor Florrick’s in-house ethics counsel.

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Meanwhile, Zach Grenier (who plays David Lee) has been upgraded to series regular status, while America Ferrera, Gary Cole and Emmy-nominated Carrie Preston have all booked return engagements.

The Good Wife‘s upcoming fifth season will also examine Alicia and Cary’s impending mutiny from Lockhart Gardner, which will lead to a “civil war” with their new firm, exec producer Robert King told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. King added that the focus will “more about our team” and “not the guest stars coming in.”

Intrigued about what Balsam’s casting could mean to Peter’s political future? Jonesing for the Season 5 premiere? Sound off in the comments!

Comments (9)

  • SO anxious fornew episodes of GOOD WIFE to begin! Sounds like a stellar year ahead!

    Comment by sccates – August 13, 2013 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was good playing the wife of Vice President Walden on Homeland.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – August 13, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s also John Slattery’s wife!

    Comment by Marcus – August 13, 2013 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • she was great on Homeland, I am also looking forward to the “Civil war”.

    Comment by dany – August 13, 2013 10:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Talia balsam was also George Clooney’s only wife.

    Comment by mary – August 14, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOOHOOO! Carrie Preston!!! She ROCKS!

    Comment by Caro – August 14, 2013 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Carrie Preston is great for the show and I look forward to more DRAMA then SOAP in season 5. Four season of degradation of TGW is enough.

      Comment by James Butler – August 20, 2013 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember her from a great episode of Family Ties 30 years ago.

    Comment by Marc – August 14, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so excited, I cannot wait! The drama with Alicia and Cary leaving Lockharte Gardener is going to be epic! The Irony is in the begining Alicia and Cary were not friends and now they are alies. I love irony.

    Comment by eyehateCHEEZ (@eyehateCHEEZ) – August 28, 2013 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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