‘The Good Wife’ season 5 spoilers: Michael J. Fox will likely return this season

Is Louis Canning one of your favorite characters within the world of “The Good Wife”? If so, you are probably going to be more than thrilled at the news coming out that a return visit from the character is pretty likely to happen before this current fifth season comes to a close.

The glorious news for many came via executive producer Robert King at TCA today, who added that one of the major reasons why Michael J. Fox being able to come back is that his self-titled sitcom had a bit of an unusual filming schedule:

“We’re trying to make that work. Because he finished filming [The Michael J. Fox Show], so it looks like we’re going to get a chance to get him back.”

So how in the world is he already done finishing his show, when most other series of his nature do not wrap until at least late February or March? You can really cite the early 22-episode order as the biggest reason why. Fox had an opportunity to get to work earlier than most other series that had to wait around longer for the renewal news to break; were his show to come back, this also meant that he would be able to return to work rested and with a long time away.

Unfortunately for Fox, we sincerely doubt that his show will have another season on NBC. While critics liked the show at first, it has failed to really grab much of an audience, and languished as a part of a lineup that also includes the equally-disappointing series “Sean Saves the World” featuring Sean Hayes.

Who knows? Maybe Fox will be able to make some more frequent appearances on “The Good Wife” moving forward, even if we would be sad to see his comedy go.

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