Alicia Florrick's campaign is about get "Real". CBS has officially confirmed that outspoken HBO personality Bill Maher will be bringing his unique brand of insight, comedy, and political criticism to its hit legal drama The Good Wife this fall.
While Maher has never claimed to be a great actor (his filmography includes such "classics" as D.C. Cab, Pizza Man, and House II: The Second Story), the "Real Time" host has wisely opted to portray a character he's more comfortable with inhabiting, that of course being Bill Maher. While the full details of Bill's involvement have yet to be revealed, one can hope that Alicia, her disgraced husband, or both will find themselves being grilled on the set of "Real Time". Or even better yet, the Florricks could find their various scandals lampooned during Maher's "New Rules" segment.
Maher isn't the first real life political figure to appear as themselves on the show. Past guest stars include Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, CBS News correspondent Erica Hill, and Fox Business Channel anchor Lou Dobbs, among others. Casting of this nature helps reinforce to the viewer that the The Good Wife is firmly grounded in our real world, and can only assist with the audience's suspension of disbelief on a show revolving around the political sphere.
Are you looking forward to Bill Maher getting "politically incorrect" on The Good Wife?