The already loaded cast of CBS legal drama The Good Wife has just picked up another hugely talented addition. Actress Maura Tierney (star of such shows as NewsRadio, Rescue Me, and ER) has booked a recurring role on this fall's fourth season.
The name of Tierney's character has yet to be announced, but she is described by CBS as a "self-made millionaire who has become the doyenne of Chicago Democratic politics." If you (like me) have no idea what the word doyenne means, a quick Google search returns this definition: "Noun: A woman who is the most respected or prominent person in a particular field." And here I thought I had a big vocabulary, I'd never even seen that word in print before compiling this report. Anyway, I digress, Tierney will make her debut on the September season premiere, and is expected to appear on a large number of episodes.
In another casting tidbit that's a little less high profile, but still notable, British actor Marc Warren will also join the cast beginning with the fourth season premiere. Warren has played prominent roles on such UK series as Hustle, Mad Dogs, State Of Play, and The Vice. He also appeared in HBO's Band Of Brothers mini-series. Warren will play Kalinda's (Archie Panjabi) manipulative and morally questionable ex-husband, a man who Kalinda still holds a deep attraction to despite his flaws.
Will Maura Tierney's addition help spice up The Good Wife's new season? Will Marc Warren's role lead to bigger USA TV gigs for the actor?