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The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi Joins Blindspot Season 2 in Major Role

All this time, Kalinda’s been working for the government!

In her first significant network TV role since parting ways with The Good Wife more than a year ago, Archie Panjabi has signed on for a major recurring role on NBC’s Blindspot, TVLine has learned. The Emmy winner will join the drama’s Season 2 ensemble as the head of a secret division of the NSA that has been tracking the Jane Doe case from afar.

Since packing up her Good Wife boots in 2015, Panjabi’s stateside work has included a one-episode stint on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a starring role in ABC’s ill-fated pilot The Jury. On the latter project — which was being billed as an American Crime-esque anthology series — Panjabi was set to play the show’s central protagonist Kim Dempsey, described as “a force of nature cloaked in a professional demeanor.” ABC reportedly is planning to redevelop the pilot with an eye towards the 2017-18 season, although it’s unclear if Panjabi will remain attached.

Blindspot moves to a new night in Season 2 — Wednesdays — beginning Sept. 14. After debuting in a special post America’s Got Talent-slot at 10 pm, the series will settle into its regular Wednesday-at-8/7c perch on Sept. 21.

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  1. Joe H says:

    This is great news! I loved her on The Good Wife, so I can’t wait to see her back on one of my new favorite shows!

  2. Bill says:

    Glad she’s back on TV. She was far and away the best character/actor on The Good Wife.

  3. Liz985 says:

    Yeah! She’s great and deserves to be on a solid show like Blindspot. She’s a welcome addition.

  4. Kevin In CT says:

    So good to see she will be back!! Best of luck!!

  5. Luis says:


  6. KLS says:

    Good news! Blindspot needed to add a known actor/actress to help win it’s new time slot.

  7. Alex says:

    Oh, it’s not good. Jaimie Alexander’s ego is huge, and we’ll definitely hear all kind of gossips about tension on the set (as if the whole Stapleton thing wasn’t enough) quite soon.

    • Jane says:

      What Stapleton thing?

      • Alex says:

        Just google something like “Jaimie Alexander Stapleton conflict” or “Jaimie Alexander Blindspot difficult to work”. But basically she tried to have him fired and replaced.

        • Jane says:

          I’d read the article about Jaimie being difficult to work with, but I never heard anything about her trying to get Sullivan fired. I’ve been Googling it, but I can’t find anything saying she tried to get him fired.

  8. Desiree says:

    !!!!! Doing a happy dance right now. I loved her on The Good Wife, especially before her screen time was so severely diminished. I can’t wait to see her back on my television!!!

  9. Shaun says:

    NBC sure loves their Indian agents XD

  10. Leanne says:

    That’s fantastic. She will be a huge asset. I haven’t heard about alexander ego.Hope that’s doesn’t happen. Loved her on Good wife before JM ego or jealousy got in the way. It only makes the show stronger

  11. Lady K says:

    This is GREAT news! I think she will have amazing chemistry with the cast, ESPECIALLY Sullivan Stapleton! Cannot wait to see the two of them interact!!!!

  12. Marmee Cruz says:

    Oh, goody! Archie has such a tremendous screen presence that she tends to overshadow the other cast members.

  13. Tracy288 says:

    This might make me add Blindspot back to the rotation.

  14. TV Gord says:

    Dammit! I was going to dump Blindspot this fall! This ruins everything!

  15. Kailani says:

    OUTSTANDING NEWS! Already one of my favorite shows, this is like icing on the cake. :)

  16. Donna says:

    Hoorah!! She was my favorite character/actress on The Good Wife, so I am very happy to have her back on one of my favorite shows. Can’t wait.

  17. I never watched that program before but I certainly will now. I love Archie! Had she not left the “Good wife” the show may still be on the air?Archie & Josh (Kalinda & Will) were key characters and without them the show just didn’t work.

  18. matty says:

    This would seem a perfect fit, I just wonder if fans will accept her in a role that isn’t Kalinda Sharma?

  19. LynnH says:

    Yes! She’ll be great in it!

  20. Linda McGowan says:

    Thank you, “Tas” for removing that wisp of hair you were sporting. The last two shows, without it, were much easier to pay attention to YOU & YOUR acting ability.