The Good Wife Recruits Fringe's John Noble

GoodWife_Noble_300John Noble is getting ready to drop some science on The Good Wife.

The actor formerly known as Walter Bishop will appear in an upcoming episode of the CBS drama, TV Guide Canada reports.

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He’ll play a client from Alicia’s past, a man she used to take care of and who appears in her flashbacks. Star Julianna Marguiles told the site that Noble’s character, who’ll appear in Episode 18 of the current season,  is “sort of a brilliant techie guy that constantly sues people.”

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Noble, of course, played another scientific genius on Fox’s Fringe, which wrapped its five-season run in January.

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  1. celine says:

    best freaking casting news ever!!!

    • ScrubsGuy says:

      It is great casting news. Although the comment about how Alicia used to take care of him – I wonder if they refers to Alicia the lawyer taking his cases in her earlier years, or Alicia as a housewife taking care of him as a care-giver.

    • Eli says:

      From one great, critically acclaimed, barely-watched cult show to another great, critically acclaimed, barely-watched cult show….he sure knows how to pick’em

  2. Tran says:

    Hope John Noble deserve to get Emmy nominated one last time for his amazing performance as Walter Bishop on FRINGE.

    • opus says:

      Perhaps he’ll get an emmy nomination for his role on The Good Wife!!!!!

    • ScrubsGuy says:

      He’ll never get nominated – the Academy hates (him). Bunch of old dinosaurs which wouldn’t know entertainment if it bit them in the….HEY HEY!

      …that was Krusty from the Simpsons, but I felt it was extremely appropriate in this case.

  3. Isabel says:

    SUPER EXCITED! My favorite show and one of my fav actors.

  4. Amy says:

    Awesome news!

  5. anon says:

    They treat their guest stars so well in that show, I’m sure it’s going to be a fantastic part.

  6. Beth says:

    I’m thrilled! Another great casting coup for TGW!

  7. a says:

    This is so awesome!!! Love the show and love John Noble.. he was awesome in Fringe

  8. Alichat says:

    Guess I will be checking out my first episode of The Good Wife!

  9. Beth says:


  10. Bobbi says:

    What great news! Walter was always my favorite character on Fringe.

  11. Ti says:

    AWW yääy

  12. Karen says:

    Such amazing news. The Good Wife continues its run of having the world’s best guest stars. This one might be the best one yet

  13. moobear says:

    I thought Jasika Nicole (Asterisk, Astro, Asteroid, Astral, Aspirin, Astra……) said she was going to steal him from the set as her memento of her time on Fringe, but maybe she loans him out from time to time.

  14. GET YOUR HEAD OUT. I’m excited.

  15. shuayb says:

    AMAZING NEWS!!! And on my birthday TOO!!!! Thank the powers that be for this news!

  16. kirads09 says:

    “sort of a brilliant techie guy that constantly sues people.” :-D I don’t normally watch this show, but will when he is on.

  17. hana says:

    So excited!

  18. Alex says:

    Does this means he can be nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Guest Star??!!! OMG yes please YESSSSSSSS

    • Anne says:

      Ooh! Good point Alex! The emmy’s could make amends for their unforgivable snubs for his work on Fringe!

    • Grace says:

      Haha that was my second thought when I saw the news (first thought: AWESOME! can’t wait to watch!). He’s been horribly snubbed year after year. <3 me some John Noble. I love the Good Wife, and they have nominated guest stars for an Emmy in the past such as Michael J. Fox, so I hope they might give Noble some loving!

  19. Anne says:

    This is the only thing on earth that could make me watch a CBS drama!

  20. Luis says:


  21. Ellen says:

    I wonder if he will use his real accent?

  22. Kaitlyn says:

    This is awesome! The Good Wife is such a quality show and seriously has the best guest stars on television.

  23. Terry says:

    Aw, this almost makes me wish I watched The Good Wife.

  24. Truth says:

    No thanks.

  25. Sam says:

    Walter bishop was the only character on tv that made me tear up and laugh at the same time. Love this news.

  26. Thomas says:

    The Good Wife has all the best guest stars.

  27. DarkDefender says:


  28. Paul Thomas says:

    It seems that brilliant character acting showcased in exceptional sci fi programming continues to go woefully underappreciated. Perhaps this is due to the common misunderstanding that melodrama, not to mention, comedy, farce, is a somehow inferior and less difficult to mount, art form.

  29. Joe says:

    Terrible news… should’ve been episode 19!

  30. Kirsty Harrington says:

    Would rather watch Fringe :o(

  31. Sarabi says:

    Splendid show, splendid actor! Can’t wait!

  32. Michele says:

    Are you seriuos?! What a waste of a phenomenal talent! Hopefully John will great some more great acting parts soon, like Denethor and the multiple Walter Bishops. He’s too good to be on Wives TV shows.

  33. I suppose Ill watch just because he will be acting..(love him) …..but I dont like the show.

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