“The Good Wife” has found itself a major casting crisis. After casting Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth for a multi-episode story earlier this summer, she is now having to say goodbye after suffering a head injury last month that caused her to be hospitalized.
In a statement to People Magazine, here is what Chenoweth had to say about why she has decided to step down after being struck in the head by a piece of scaffolding:
“It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife … [I’m] getting better slowly, and thank everyone for [their] concern.”
We do certainly wish Chenoweth the best, and for “Good Wife” executive producers Robert and Michelle King, this puts them in a rather unusual situation. Chenoweth’s role of a tough political reporter — one who was going to be a major thorn in Alicia’s side courtesy of her constant questioning about her relationship with Peter — was supposed to be for a number of episodes through at least the first half of the season. Many scripts have already been written, in fact, with her part in mind. The only real solutions now are to either go in a different direction when it comes to the story, re-cast Chenoweth’s role, or find a reason why her character had to be transferred elsewhere and bring in a new character to hound Alicia.
Do you feel for Chenoweth and the show after hearing this news, and what do you think should be done about the role? The season 4 premiere of “The Good Wife” airs on Sunday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. To check out some more news about a star from “The Sopranos” who is coming on board the show this season, be sure and read our story here.