The Good Wife Casts Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney - Stand Up To Cancer - Sony Studios, Culver City, Ca - September 10, 2010 Photo: ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan

Maura Tierney has booked a recurring role on The Good Wife's upcoming season as a wealthy Democratic bigwig, Deadline reports. Pretty much every character on TGW antagonizes Alicia in some capacity — the show's premise is that it's tough to be her — so we can't help hoping Tierney's character winds up being a straight-up friend or ally. Has anyone ever needed a pal more than Alicia Florrick? Former employees of County General need to stick together.