'The Good Wife' Signs Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan as New Investigator

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The Good Wife will have a new investigator when the show returns for its seventh season this fall. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on as a regular on the series, playing Alicia Florrick's (played by Julianna Margulies) latest hire.

Alicia may have hired Alex, who CBS describes as "a calm, experienced hourly investigator," but no one has yet divulged whether he will work for the new firm Michael J. Fox's character proposed at the end of season six--or for Lockhart Argos.

The Good Wife executive producers Robert and Michelle King issued a press release about the new character.

"We've loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe," they wrote.

When Jeffrey Dean Morgan arrives on The Good Wife, viewers might think he looks a bit familiar. That's because he currently stars alongside Halle Berry in Extant, and he also appeared in Texas Rising--a recent miniseries.

Us Weekly speculates that Jeffrey Dean Morgan's new character might be The Good Wife's new Kalinda.

Fans will simply have to tune in for themselves to see if he plays a similar role.

Are you a fan of The Good Wife? Will you be checking out Jeffrey Dean Morgan in his new role starting this fall?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.