Matthew Perry reportedly joins the cast of 'The Good Wife'
Matthew Perry will return to television this season after his comedy "Mr. Sunshine" was canceled last year.
The former "Friends" star has reportedly signed on to join the cast of the CBS drama "The Good Wife," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Perry will play "an extremely charming Chicago attorney" named Mike and is set for a multi-episode arc. His first episode is on March 25.
His character will head a panel investigating a suspicious police shooting. The show's main character Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies) is also on the panel and she questions the new attorney's actions as chairman.
Before his stint on "Mr. Sunshine," Perry appeared on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" in 2006. The series, written by Aaron Sorkin, lasted only one season. Perry played Chandler Bing on "Friends" for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. He has also appeared in movies such as "The Whole Nine Yards" in 2000 and its 2004 sequel and in "17 Again" alongside Zac Efron in 2009.
Julianna Margulies won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Alicia Florrick in "The Good Wife" in September.
In "The Good Wife," Margulies stars as Alicia, the wife of a disgraced state attorney, played by "Sex and the City" actor Chris Noth, who renews her career as a junior litigator. The series premiered in 2009 and began its third season on September 25, 2011.