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John Noble is heading to "The Good Wife."

The actor -- who recently finished his run as the beloved Walter Bishop on Fox's "Fringe" -- joins the CBS legal drama as a man from Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) past. He plays "a man that I have flashbacks [about]," Margulies told reporters, according to TV Guide Canada. "He’s a client that I used to take care of all the time ... He’s a very interesting character who is sort of a brilliant techie guy that constantly sues people."

Margulies added that Noble "elevated the part to such a different level." She added, "It was remarkable to work with him and just a pleasure to have on set," noting she was "blown away" by his talent.

Look for Noble in the 18th episode of "The Good Wife," which is expected to air in March. He joins an impressive list of "Good Wife" Season 4 guest stars: Maura Tierney, Stockard Channing, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lane and Michael J. Fox.

For more from Margulies on Noble's "Good Wife" stint, click over to TV Guide Canada.

In other casting news ...

Margo Martindale is heading to "New Girl." The Emmy-winning actress will play Nick's (Jake Johnson) mom. Her episode, which will air on Fox in March, features Jess and co.'s trip to Chicago, where Nick was raised, and realize he's "actually the most responsible and mature member of his family." [EW]

"Prison Break" alum will cause trouble on "Rizzoli & Isles." Amaury Nolasco will guest star on the TNT drama as Lt. Det. Rafael Martinez, the new head of the Boston Police Department's drug unit. He also some history with Jane and his arrival forces her to relive a painful past experience. [TV Guide]

Dylan Baker is returning to "The Good Wife." Baker will reprise the role of Colin Sweeney in an episode of the CBS drama airing this spring. [TVLine]

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