The Good Wife Season 7: 9 Things to Know
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!
8. Jeffrey Dean Morgan Is In, Too
The Good Wife has an amazing core cast, but its guest stars help the show stay on top. When the Good Wife season 7 sneak peek hit the internet at the end of last month, it was revealed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan, best known as Denny from Grey’s Anatomy, will be another new cast member on the show. Dare we hope for some romance? Jeffrey told TV Line, “I can tell you that he’s an ex-lawyer who got into some trouble and finds himself now being an investigator. He’s got a laid-back personality and a quick wit. I like that kind of dynamic. And I think it will be a nice dynamic for Julianna to play off of.” He won’t be in the premiere, but a lot of very cool guest stars will be: Jane Curtin (Judge Farley!), Christopher McDonald, Bridget Regan and Mo Rocca. Cush Jumbo will also be joining the show, beginning in the premiere, as attorney Lucca Quinn.