Taye Diggs will guest star on the CBS critically acclaimed drama "The Good Wife" next season appearing in multiple episodes. According to E! Online, Diggs' character is named Deane Levine-Wilkins and is an equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner.His character decides to jump ship with Diane Lockhart played by Christine Baranski to Florrick/Agos. Robert and Michelle King, the showrunners of "The Good Wife" released a statement welcoming Diggs by saying,"We couldn't be more excited to have Taye on the show. We've been huge fans for years, and love his ability to play comedy and drama with equal ease."
"The Good Wife" is coming off a spectacular fifth season that saw the show get the same level of critical acclaim it received in its first season. Diggs' addition to the cast may help fans cope with the sudden loss of main character Will Gardner played by Josh Charles. Charles departed the series in episode 15 after Gardner was shot by one of his clients. The death of Charles' character sent the Twitterverse into overdrive and renewed interest in the show as Juliana Margulies' character Alicia Florrick had to cope with the loss of her former boss, mentor and lover.
The sixth season of "The Good Wife" will focus less on court cases and more on the drama surrounding the characters according to the Kings. Last season left off with Eli Gold, played by Alan Cumming, asking Alicia if she would consider running for State's Attorney. If she decides to run for office it would put the show back into the political realm it started off with in 2009.
With the addition of Diggs to the cast, "The Good Wife" is doing what it does best--bringing on memorable guest starts. The series is known for its motley of guest stars including both Carrie Preston and Martha Plimpton who have won Emmy awards for their guest stints on the show.
Diggs is currently starring on the TNT show "Murder in the First" alongside Kathleen Robertson which films on the West Coast. "The Good Wife" films in New York which would put Diggs on the same coast as estranged wife Idina Menzel and their 4 year old son Walker. Diggs has spoken before about his concern regarding being on opposite coasts from his son.
"The Good Wife" premieres its sixth season on Sunday September 21st on CBS, Cox Cable Channel 7.