TV News: America Ferrera Joins The Good Wife

Betty Suarez is back on TV. Actually, the actress that portrayed her for four years, America Ferrera, is joining the cast of the CBS drama The Good Wife. The Emmy winner will appear in the CBS drama for a three-episode arc beginning in February.

Ferrera will play Natalie, a graduate student in whom Eli (Alan Cumming) develops a romantic interest.

“We’ve been watching and loving America for years now on Ugly Betty,” says exec producer Robert King, “and it’ll be fantastic to see her take on a completely different role, especially one that puts her across from Alan Cumming.”

This is Ferrera’s first TV gig since Betty signed off the air last year.

In other casting news, Seinfeld vet Jerry Stiller has also signed on to guest-star as a judge who has been known to doze off during trials. “Jerry is our dream judge,” raves King. “It was great when we got to stop saying ‘We need a Jerry Stiller type in the role’ and just got Jerry Stiller.’”

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