There you are, Bebe Neuwirth! Fans have been looking for you.
Neuwirth, who stunned (and bummed out) viewers of Madam Secretary in October after announcing she was leaving the drama, has snagged a new gig at CBS. EW has learned exclusively that Neuwirth will enter the revolving door of character actors who serve as judges on The Good Fight.
She’s expected to appear this season as the Hon. Claudia Friend on the CBS All Access show, which begins streaming its second season this Sunday. She’ll join Rob Reiner and Denis O’Hare, who will also swing gavels this year.
Previously, Neuwirth played Nadine Tolliver on Madam Secretary. In the Oct. 22 episode, her character announced she was leaving by saying, “I love public service, but it’s gotten so vicious. Somehow, we’ve become our own worst enemy. And I don’t want to spend the rest of my career fighting.”
It was Neuwirth’s desire to leave the show.
In the new season of The Good Fight, the lives of lawyers are being threatened by bitter clients and Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) firm will audition for the chance to help impeach Donald Trump. For more information about the new season, pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands Friday.
The Good Fight airs Sundays on CBS All Access.