Looks like Jill Hennessy is returning to her legal roots. CBS announced Wednesday that the former 'Law & Order' Assistant District Attorney is set to guest-star on CBS' 'The Good Wife' next month.
In the episode that is scheduled to air on March 16, the Canadian actress finds herself on the other side of the courtroom, portraying "power" lawyer Rayna Hecht. The episode, entitled "A Few Words," finds Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Carey (Matt Czuchry) battling to align themselves with a pretty hot-to-trot New York lawyer, who might have the potential to join their newly-formed law firm.
Is Hennessy that lawyer? Personally, I hope so. Hennessy's Claire Kincaid was always my favorite ADA of all the ADAs (and there were plenty!) on NBC's 'Law & Order,' and I was so bummed that they killed her off, too. It will be great to see Hennessy back in a New York courtroom. And fingers crossed that there's a scene reuniting her with her former 'Law & Order' co-star, Chris Noth.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio is also set to appear as himself in the episode.
After three seasons on 'Law & Order,' Hennessy crossed over to topline the medical drama, 'Crossing Jordan,' which lasted for six seasons on the Peacock network. She recently appeared on HBO's now-defunct horse-racing drama 'Luck,' in which she played Jo. And in a fancy bit of TV trivia, Hennessy's last TV gig was a English-language French police procedural series entitled 'Jo.' It aired last year.
'The Good Wife' returns to CBS on March 9 at 9/8c.