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Matthew Perry to play recurring character in The Good Wife

Matthew Perry

Story by Jack Foley

MATTHEW Perry is to play a recurring character on hit legal drama The Good Wife.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the former Friends will play an attorney from Chicago named Mike.

His character will be charged with heading up a blue-ribbon panel looking into a police shooting.

Mike is described as “ultra-charming” but won’t have an easy time winning over Julianna Margulies’ Alicia Florrick, who fears his interest is more political than truth-seeking.

Commenting on the casting announcement, Good Wife co-creators and exec producers Robert and Michelle King told EW in a statement: “No one skates as effortlessly between drama and comedy as Matthew Perry, so we’re especially thrilled to have him on the show.

“We’re huge, huge fans, and are nearly giddy over what he can do with the role.”

The role marks Perry’s first significant TV drama part since Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, although he did star in last year’s short-lived ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine.

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