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Frasier Vet David Hyde Pierce to Recur on Good Wife — As Alicia's [Spoiler]?

David Hyde Pierce The Good Wife

It’s Alicia vs… Dr. Niles Crane?!

In his first TV series gig since Frasier ended a decade ago, David Hyde Pierce is joining The Good Wife‘s upcoming sixth season in a major recurring role, CBS announced Thursday.

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Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office — like, for instance, State’s Attorney?! — in order to affect change.

The Good Wife ended its fifth season with Alicia mulling a run for State’s Attorney.

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The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9/9c on CBS.