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'The Good Wife' exclusive: 'FNL' grad Scott Porter to romance Kalinda?

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Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos This doesn’t happen often: One of my favorite actors has scored one of the coolest roles on one of TV’s best dramas.

Friday Night Lights MVP Scott Porter is joining CBS’ The Good Wife as a professional and perhaps personal foil to Archie Punjabi’s sexually ambiguous Kalinda, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Porter’s handsome and mysterious character, Blake, is Kalinda’s private-eye counterpart at the D.C. firm that’s merging with Lockhart & Gardner. Per the casting breakdown, Blake “offsets his cynical attitude with lots of hidden humor and sexual charisma. He is disguised as a landlord when he first encounters Kalinda, who doesn’t appreciate being taken in by this ‘master of disguise.’ However, underneath their fractious interactions, there’s definite chemistry between these two.”

Porter’s exact episode count is still being worked out, but I’m told he could appear in as many as 10 episodes of Wife‘s second season.

Thoughts? Are you as stoked about this piece of casting as I am? And do you think the “definite chemistry” between Blake and Kalinda will lead to something romantic? And if so, what will Kalinda’s female bartender crush have to say about it? Sound off below!

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