Looks like Cook County's got a new State Attorney on 'The Good Wife.' E! News has learned that John Leguizamo will be taking over the position left vacant by new Illinois governor, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth).
Even though Leguizamo is slated to appear in only one episode this season, his presence is sure to leave an impact. Apparently Leguizamo's State Attorney, the son of blue-collared parents, is pretty straight-laced, but well-liked. His character's goal is to make the State Attorney's office legit; meaning, fairness and no funny business. According to his character description, "fairness is his religion." Uh-oh. We wonder what that means for Peter and his voting scandal that is just coming to light. Probably not good news.
Leguizamo, whose TV credits include 'ER' and 'American Dad,' is just the latest in a slew of well-known actors making a guest appearance on the hit legal series. Gary Cole, Jeffrey Tambor and America Ferrara have all appeared earlier this season, and it was just announced this month that fan favorite Michael J. Fox will be reprising his role as devilish attorney, Louis Canning, this spring for several new episodes.
All of these guest stars combined with Peter's scandal and, of course, all that Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner drama, is making us impatient for 'The Good Wife's return. Luckily we won't have to wait too long .
'The Good Wife' returns on Sunday, March 9 at 9/8c on CBS.