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.