LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — CBS announced Thursday that David Hyde Pierce, who many will remember for his award-winning role in the TV series “Frasier,” will be joining the cast of “The Good Wife” this season.

Pierce will play a news show legal commentator who decides to run for public office in Chicago.

Fans of Dr. Niles Crane will be happy to know that it’s a recurring role, one which marks Pierce’s first appearance in a TV series since “Frasier” ended its run in 2004.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making ‘The Good Wife’ his first TV role since ‘Frasier,’ ” Executive Producers and showrunners Robert and Michelle King said. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”

“The Good Wife” kicks off its sixth season at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

The hit show stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Matthew Goode and Zach Grenier.

The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor has appeared in Norman Lear’s “The Powers That Be.” His feature credits include “Little Man Tate,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Nixon,” “Full Frontal” and “A Bug’s Life” and “Wet, Hot, American Summer.”

On Broadway, he appeared in “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” “Curtains,” for which he won a Tony Award, “Le Bete” and “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike,” earning another Tony nomination for his starring role.

Pierce is slated to make his Broadway directorial debut this spring with Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi’s new musical “It Shoulda Been You.”


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