Michael J. Fox Is Coming Back to ‘The Good Wife’

by | November 24, 2010 at 4:03 PM | The Good Wife, TV News

Michael J. Fox and Julianna Margulies on 'The Good Wife' (Photo: CBS)

Michael J. Fox and Julianna Margulies on 'The Good Wife' (Photo: CBS)

Michael J. Fox was so good at being bad in his guest appearance on ‘The Good Wife‘ that producers lured him into returning.

Fox will appear again as duplicitous lawyer Louis Canning in the legal drama’s 13th episode early next year, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“As soon as we saw the dailies of Michael playing Louis Canning, we started pleading with him to return,” series creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King told EW. “Luckily he agreed. He’s amazing in this role: unpretentiously brave and funny. It’s good to have him back.”

The ‘Back to the Future‘ star appeared in the ‘Poisoned Pill’ episode two weeks ago opposite star Julianna Marguiles’ Alicia Florrick as a lawyer who used his “neurological condition,” including exaggerated shakes and twitching, to gain sympathy with the judge and jury.

Fox, who has Parkinson’s, is an outspoken advocate for research funding in real life. He previously played an against-type jerk in a wheelchair on FX’s ‘Rescue Me.’

Fox will appear in the upcoming ‘Good Wife’ episode ‘Real Deal,’ in which Alicia tries to sign up homeowners for a class action lawsuit. “As the two rush to sign up the same clients, Alicia begins to worry that Canning is actually working for the defendant and trying to undermine her suit by creating a competing one,” according to the CBS episode description.

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