The guest casting just keeps on coming when it comes to season 4 of “The Good Wife.” First, we heard that Maura Tierney and Marc Webber were going to be playing some major roles (with the latter being Kalinda’s estranged husband); then, the stories came out that Kristin Chenoweth was also jumping on board in the recurring role of a reporter.
Who are we adding to the mix next? It’s none other than Nathan Lane! CBS announced on Tuesday that the star of stage and screen will appear in multiple episodes during season 4. Unfortunately, no details are currently available as to what sort of character Lane will ultimately play. Some of his guest-starring roles over the years have included “Modern Family,” “30 Rock,” and “Sex and the City,” and he is also a previous Emmy nominee and a Tony Award winner.
Is “The Good Wife” even going to be able to fit in some of its past guest stars with this roster turning out to be as tremendous as it is? It’s going to be tough — but when you look at the fact that Michael J. Fox, Matthew Perry, and Martha Plimpton could all be nominated as guest actors in the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, there is at least no debate that this show is the go-to destination for big-name guest stars on TV.
Let’s just hope that Lane snags a role here on the show that goes a little bit against Broadway background, and does not require him to be theatrical in any way. After seeing him time and time again in comedic roles on television, the prospect of him doing something completely different is enticing.
What do you think about Lane’s casting?