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'Frasier' Star David Hyde Pierce Returns to TV on 'The Good Wife'

August 29, 2014 (9:08 am) GMT
The former Dr. Niles Crane depicter will recur as a legal commentator on cable news who decides to run for office on the CBS legal drama.
David Hyde Pierce

"Frasier" vet David Hyde Pierce has secured his first TV role, ten years after the hit sitcom wrapped up on NBC. The actor known for his portrayal of the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane lands a recurring role in upcoming season 6 of "".

CBS announced that Pierce would "play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change." He will first appear in episode seven.

"We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making 'The Good Wife' his first TV role since 'Frasier'," showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a joint statement. "We're tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy."

"The Good Wife" season 6 kicks off Sunday, September 21 at 9:30 P.M. ET on CBS. Other guest stars in the season include , and . , , and are also set to reprise their respective role.

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