Finally, The Good Wife is coming back! Season 7 of the CBS drama premieres today at 9/8c. Here are nine things you need to know about the new season. (Spoiler warning: please don’t read this list if you haven’t watched season 6 yet — there will be juicy spoilers!)
9. Vanessa Williams is Joining the Cast
If you love the strong, powerful ladies on The Good Wife, you’re in for a treat: Vanessa Williams will be added to the cast alongside Julianna Marguiles and Christine Baranski. According to Deadline, the Ugly Betty star will recur on the show as Courtney Boalt, a highly successful, self-made businesswoman who is a potential donor for Peter Florrick’s (Chris Noth) Presidential campaign. She also will meet campaign manager Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) and become a love interest for him. This week, she tweeted an adorable selfie of her and Alan after a day of work. “Finished first shoot day in # with the uber talented @ ,” she wrote to her followers. “Back to work tomorrow.” Exciting!