'Good Wife' exclusive: 'FlashForward' alum Michael Ealy named partner!

michael-ealyTime 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.

TV scoop is best served instantaneously, so follow me on Twitter via @michaelausiello

More Good Wife Scoop
Major season 2 spoilers
Julianna Margulies reacts to Emmy nod

Comments (41 total) Add your comment
Page: 1 2 3
  • tamara

    great news. He was amazing on Sleeper Cell.

  • beautiful man, lovely actor. this makes me more intrigued for the good wife but not enough to watch.

    • Jen

      you’re missing out.

      • Thiaguinho

        Great website [ ]we like to honor many other inreentt sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[ ]…

    • Bernice

      You are so missing out. CBS has been rerunning the season and I just started watching. Its really good.

      • Tim

        After read a couple of the arctiles on your site today, and I really like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my favorites blog list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my site also and let me know your thought.

  • JMaG

    Ooh I like that move a lot. Very good actor.

  • Hillary

    I wanted to watch this show and now and this addition has just sucked me in :)

  • Leesa

    My God, they’re adding a lot of characters to this show. The ones already on it already have hard enough time getting scfeentime.

    I do like the idea of him mentoring Alicia, though I hope he doesn’t become a cog in the love triangle plotless.one. Just being there to make Will jealous bores me.

    • Lori

      I completely agree that adding yet another character seems like a lot, especially since it’s only had one season thus far. But I’ll trust that the great writers know what they’re doing

    • Leonardo

      billiga webbhotell kan hje4lpa dig ve4lja ett se4kert, satiblt och billigt webbhotell. Det existerar me5nga webbhotell pe5 marknaden och me5nga e4r ve4ldigt bra medans andra kan ste4lla till med bekymmer pe5grund av icke-etisk marknadsff6ring och oe4rliga lovanden om funktionalitet, utrymme och resurser.

  • Mia

    Excellent news! LOVE Michael!

  • Sarah

    But can he cut hair?

  • TheObserver

    I look into my crystal ball….and I see sexy times in ‘The Good Wife’s future. Yay!

  • Carlos

    I love this show. In last season, the only black Attorney discussed the lack of diversity at the law firm with Wil and Diane. Bringing a black Attorney will give more diversity in the cast. I want to see Wil hook up with Alicia.

  • Carlos

    Correction: Bringing in a black Attorney (Michael Ealy) will bring diversity to the cast and law firm.

    • Ethan

      Um, Michael Boatman is black and he is already part of the law firm.

  • Cammie

    Damn he fine! This show is great and I am glad he’s going to be on the show. I too want Will & Alicia to hook uo too. Can’t wait for next season.

  • Charlotte

    And I thought Will Gardner was a little too young for a partner, this guy is even younger! Well, maybe this new lawfirm will make their name as young mavericks. So they seem to really pushing the DC stuff. Will there be bigger political aspirations for the characters in the future? I love this show, it combines two of my greatest loves – politics and the law.

    • Beth

      Please not for Alicia, Kalinda ok but I want her and Will to get together!

  • CiCi217

    Kalinda will be all over that

  • Mandy

    Awesome. I like that they cast him as someone so young. That will make interesting dynamic between him and Will.

  • Dave

    Lockhart Gardner & Bond. LGB. They can surely have a little fun with that acronym! This show is right there with SPARTACUS: B&S as best new show of last year, can’t wait for both to return.

Page: 1 2 3
Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Entertainment Weekly's EW.com | Entertainment News | TV News | TV Shows | Movie, Music and DVD Reviews

Photo Galleries

Top Stories

Latest News

TV Recaps

From Our Partners

More from Our Partners

Entertainment Weekly's EW.com | Entertainment News | TV News | TV Shows | Movie, Music and DVD Reviews

Photo Galleries

Top Stories

Latest News

TV Recaps

From Our Partners

More from Our Partners

Latest Videos in TV

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

TV Recaps | EW.com

TV Recaps

More from Our Partners

Powered by WordPress.com VIP