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The Good Wife Adds Vanessa Williams

As a love interest for Eli!

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Liz Raftery

Vanessa Williams is joining The Good Wife for Season 7, TVLine reports.

The Ugly Bettyand Desperate Housewives alum has signed on for a recurring role playing a love interest for Eli (Alan Cumming) and will appear in multiple episodes, Cumming told TVLine.

The news comes on the heels of Williams' much-hyped return to the Miss America pageant earlier this month.

Additional details about Williams' characters have not been made public. She joins previously-announced new additions Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who's playing an investigator who works for Alicia (Julianna Margulies), and Margo Martindale, who will portray a campaign operative who works for Peter (Chris Noth).

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10/9c on CBS.

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