David Hyde Pierce is returning to TV on one of the best shows around: The Good Wife. The Frasier veteran will recur in season six of the CBS drama. This is his first TV role—aside from The Simpsons voice work and a spot on Sesame Street—since Frasier ended in 2004.
E! News has confirmed Pierce will appear in episode seven of the legal drama and "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 in order to affect change," according to CBS.
"We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier," showrunners/executive producers Robert and Michelle King said in a statement. "We're tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy."
Season six of The Good Wife already has an impressive list of guest names attached. Taye Diggs, Steven Pasquale and Connie Nielsen will join returning faces Carrie Preston, Kyle MacLachlan and Mike Colter. Additionally, Law & Order: SVU star Kelli Giddish will appear in the season premiere, reprising the role of Sophia Russo season two.
Series star Julianna Margulies recently took home her second Emmy for playing attorney Alicia Florrick on the CBS series. In the upcoming season premiere, currently title "The Line," Alicia tells Eli (Alan Cumming) she won't run for State's Attorney and Diane (Christine Baranski) considers joining Florrick/Agos as a partner.
The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET (9 p.m. PT) on CBS.