Time to update the signage at Lockhart & Gardner!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Michael Ealy (FlashForward, Sleeper Cell) is joining the cast of CBS’s The Good Wife as Derrick Bond, the head of the D.C. firm that’s merging with Will and Diane’s cash-strapped outfit.

Per the initial casting breakdown, Derrick is described as a “casual, soft-spoken attorney whose egalitarian beliefs seem at odds with Will and Diane’s self-serving practices. However, under his pleasant and unassuming exterior, he has a steel-trap mind and can outmaneuver his most cunning adversaries and/or associates. Deeply impressed with Alicia’s quiet competence, he becomes her newest mentor.”

Ealy is set to appear in at least 10 episodes of Good Wife‘s upcoming second season.

As I reported last week, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard is also joining the show’s season 2 ensemble as a colleague of Cary’s.

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