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The Good Wife is preparing to say goodbye to another major character.

Archie Panjabi, who has played Kalinda Sharma on the CBS drama since Season 1 and won an Emmy for the role, will depart the series when her contract is up at the end of Season 6, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Panjabi has inked a development deal with 20th Century Fox Television, under which she'll star In a drama pilot next spring.

"Archie is an amazing actress who helped build Kalinda from the ground up as an enigmatic, powerful and sexy character," Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a statement. "It's been a pleasure to write for her, and we'll be sad to see her go; but we still have her for the rest of season six, so let's not exhaust our goodbyes yet. We look forward to meeting all the wonderful new characters Archie brings to the screen. But either way, we're keeping the boots."

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