Casting Scoop: Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter Comes to The Good Wife to Face Michael J. Fox!

Actress is on the NYC set this week shooting an upcoming episode

By Kristin Dos Santos Oct 27, 2011 8:00 PMTags
Jennifer Carpenter Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Holy F-bombs!

Sources tell us exclusively that Dexter's fierce, fabulous and, yes, F-bomb flinging Jennifer Carpenter (Deb Morgan) is coming to The Good Wife on CBS.

So what are the details? Hint: the Good Wife producers sure do have a sense of humor...

Jennifer plays a soft-spoken University Literature professor who is fired due to her conservative religious and political beliefs. Alicia ((Julianna Margulies) and Caitlin (Anna Camp) will represent her in the suit, and they'll be going up against Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) and his firm. 

The funny thing is, unlike her Dexter character, she won't be dropping one curse word, which the Good Wife team find very ironic. "We loved Jennifer in Dexter and we were especially thrilled to see her play such a different role: a committed believer who doesn't swear once," EP's Robert and Michelle King tell us.

Also, it's pretty amusing that The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9, which just so happens to be Dexter's timeslot over on Showtime.

Naturally, you cannot miss an episode of either one. So fire up the DVR! And stand by for more scoop from Jennifer Carpenter and what's coming up on Dexter.

—Additional reporting by James Chairman

Originally published: Wed., Oct. 26, 2011 4:55 PM PDT