"Frasier" vet David Hyde Pierce has secured his first TV role, ten years after the hit sitcom wrapped up on NBC. The actor known for his portrayal of the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane lands a recurring role in upcoming season 6 of "The Good Wife".
CBS announced that Pierce would "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." He will first appear in episode seven.
"We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making 'The Good Wife' his first TV role since 'Frasier'," showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a joint statement. "We're tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy."
"The Good Wife" season 6 kicks off Sunday, September 21 at 9:30 P.M. ET on CBS. Other guest stars in the season include Taye Diggs, Steven Pasquale and Connie Nielsen. Carrie Preston, Kyle MacLachlan, Mike Colter and Kelli Giddish are also set to reprise their respective role.