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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins ‘The Good Wife’ as Series Regular

The ”Extant“ star will play Alex, a new investigator hired by Alicia

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is joining the cast of CBS’s legal drama “The Good Wife” as a new series regular for the show’s seventh season.

The “Extant” star will play Alex, a calm, experienced hourly investigator, filling the void left by Archie Panjabi’s Kalinda, who left the show last season.

Morgan previously starred in the History miniseries “Texas Rising” and the Starz series “Magic City.”

“We’ve loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna [Margulies] did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King.

“The Good Wife” stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming and Zach Grenier. It is produced by Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Brooke Kennedy, David W. Zucker, Craig Turk and Leonard Dick are executive producers.

“The Good Wife” returns for Season 7 on October 4 on CBS.