Taye Diggs Books The Good Wife—Get the Details!

Exclusive! The Murder in the First star will appear in multiple episodes of the CBS drama during season six

By Chris Harnick Jul 07, 2014 5:50 PMTags
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Taye Diggs, prepare to meet The Good Wife. E! News has exclusively learned Diggs will guest star on CBS's The Good Wife for multiple episodes of the upcoming sixth season.

Diggs, who can currently be seen in TNT's drama Murder in the First, will play Dean Levine-Wilkins. His character is described as a "meticulous" and "talented" equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to join Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) at Florrick/Agos, the firm run by Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry)

"We couldn't be more excited to have Taye on the show," Robert and Michelle King, executive producers and showrunners of The Good Wife, said in a statement. "We've been huge fans for years, and love his ability to play comedy and drama with equal ease."

Diggs' other TV credits include Private Practice, Kevin Hill and Will and Grace.

In addition to its main cast including Margulies, Baranski, Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Matthew Goode, Zach Grenier, Makenzie Vega and Alan Cumming, The Good Wife has been home to many recurring faces. Matthew Perry, Nathan Lane, Martha Plimpton, Carrie Preston and Maura Tierney have all popped up during the show's celebrated tenure.

The Good Wife is coming off of what many have hailed its best season yet. The fifth season saw Alicia leave her law firm home, split from her husband (Chris Noth) and deal with the devastating death of her former lover/boss Will Gardner (Josh Charles). The season ended with Diane leaving Lockhart/Gardner and Canning and joining Florrick/Agos. In the very last moments, Eli Gold asked Alicia to run for state's attorney.

The Good Wife season six premieres Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on CBS.