Nathan Lane to Join 'The Good Wife' in a Recurring Role

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June 27th, 2012

via press release:




NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 – THE GOOD WIFE has cast Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane (“The Producers”) in a recurring role in season four, and will make his debut in September’s season premiere.


Lane will portray a bottom line-obsessed manager imposed on Lockhart & Gardner by the bank to cut costs and get the firm back to fiscal health. He finds himself at odds with Will, Diane and everyone else at the firm.


Lane is the latest in a stellar list of recurring guests for THE GOOD WIFE’s new season. Previously announced casting includes Maura Tierney, Marc Warren and Kristin Chenoweth.


THE GOOD WIFE, which stars Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies, is one of television’s most critically acclaimed dramas. In addition to receiving nine 2011 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most for a broadcast network series, the drama has won or been nominated for multiple awards, including the Peabody Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the People’s Choice Awards. THE GOOD WIFE airs Sundays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

  • Simon

    Nathan Lane! A legened if there ever wass one, amazing comic actor!

  • DW

    this is going ruin the mentalist ratings. :)

  • Cath

    What is going to affect The Mentalist isn’t one particular actor it is going to be those darned football overruns. The show will be on way too late for a lot of the audience (people who have to go to work or school on Monday). What I have never understood is why CBS airs 60 MInutes right after the football game when there is the hour overrun. 60 Minutes is a show that could be shown AFTER The Mentalist for the affected time zones. That way the normal sequence could be kept for the shows most affected by the football games.

    That would be too logical.

  • Gregg247

    I agree with Cath. It was different back when 60 Minutes was the #1 show on TV, but those days are long in the past. Run it last in the schedule whenever football runs 30+ minutes long.

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