If you were looking forward to seeing Kristin Chenoweth this fall in CBS's The Good Wife, I've got some bad news for you. While the actress was booked for a recurring role on the critically acclaimed drama series' upcoming fourth season, she will be exiting the series much earlier than planned after sustaining an on-set injury.
Chenoweth was slated to play a political reporter who goes after Alicia (Julianna Marguiles) and Peter (Chris Noth) in an attempt to uncover dirt on their private and professional lives. She nabbed the role in June, but in July, while filming the series, she was hit by a piece of lighting equipment blown over by wind. She was hospitalized overnight and released the next day, but apparently the injuries were too much to continue filming.
"It is with deep regret to inform everone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife at this time," Chenoweth said in a statement. "Getting better slowly and thank you everyone for your concern."
Chenoweth is still slated to appear in the show's season premiere, but she will not appear in the following episodes as planned; she might return to the series later on in season 4.
Chenoweth recently starred in the cancelled ABC series GCB, and had a recurring role on FOX's Glee. Her largest television role to date has been The West Wing, in which she played Annabeth Schott from 2004 to 2006 (she also dated West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin). She was also a star of the short-lived series Pushing Daisies. She's slated to appear in the upcoming comedy film Hit and Run, which is due out later this month.
The Good Wife season 4 will premiere September 30 on CBS.