michael j fox good wife 'The Good Wife': Michael J. Fox returningMichael J. Fox is returning to “The Good Wife,” reports EW, and we could not be happier. Fox appeared just two weeks ago as manipulative lawyer Louis Canning in the episode “Poisoned Pill,” where he went head-to-head with Alicia Florrick in a class-action lawsuit.

We thought Fox did a bang-up job and were immediately hoping he’d come back. He was so delightfully smarmy and unabashed in using his disability to curry favor with the judge and jury. The episode also left a perfect cliffhanger for his character, as it turned out the firm thought they played him, but really it was the other way around.

“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 tell EW. “Luckily he agreed. He’s
amazing in this role: unpretentiously brave and funny. It’s good to
have him back.”

Fox will return in the 13th episode, titled “Real Deal,” which will see Alicia embroiled in another class-action lawsuit, Erin Brokovich-style. She once again encounters Canning, as they both rush to sign up the same cllients for their respective (and competing suits). The episode will air in early 2011.

What do you think, “Good Wife” fans? Are you excited for Michael J. Fox’s return?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."