The Good Wife just got a little more Fox-y: Michael J. Fox is returning to the CBS drama this year. Will his character, Louis Canning, be friend or foe to Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)?
E! News has confirmed Fox will appear in multiple episodes—that's right, multiple!—of The Good Wife. An exact number was not released.
Fox has recurred on The Good Wife since 2010. He's scored three Emmy nominations for his role and was last seen in season four's "The Seven Day Rule."
While typically an adversary of Alicia, Fox's character has tried to woo her away from Lockhart/Gardner for some time. Now that Alicia's started her own firm, will they find themselves on the same side?
Fox returned to TV fulltime in his own self-titled sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show. In the comedy, he played Mike Henry, a beloved newscaster who returns to work after a leave of absence. Breaking Bad star Betsy Brandt played his wife.
NBC gave the comedy received a full 22-episode series order without even shooting a pilot. It started well in the ratings, but viewers began deserting the comedy. NBC announced Hollywood Game Night would replace The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World on Thursday nights, but the network could bring the show back in a different timeslot to finish its run following the 2014 Winter Olympics. All 22 episodes have already been produced.
The Good Wife returns with new episodes on Sunday, March 9. Shortly after its winter break ends, True Blood star Carrie Preston will return as Elsbeth Tascioni. Preston took home a Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for playing the kooky character in 2013.
TVLine first reported Fox's return to The Good Wife.