‘West Wing’s Stockard Channing Cast as Alicia’s Mom on ‘The Good Wife’

by | September 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM | Fall TV Preview 2012, The Good Wife

Stockard Channing (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The Good Wife” is expanding Alicia Florrick’s (Julianna Margulies) family ties this year.

Stockard Channing has signed on to guest star as Alicia’s mother on the upcoming fourth season of the CBS legal drama.

She’ll appear in at least one episode, and her character is described as “mercurial and influenced by her 1960s counterculture youth,” according to EW.

Channing is best known in movies for playing Rizzo in 1978′s “Grease” and on TV for playing the First Lady on “The West Wing.”

She joins a crowded list of Season 4 guest stars, including Maura Tierney, , Nathan Lane, Marc Warren, Amanda Peet, Kristen Chenoweth and Bill Maher (playing himself).

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Season 4 of “The Good Wife” premieres this Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on CBS.