Michael J. Fox to Guest Star on "The Good Wife"

Actor Michael J. Fox receives the Distinguished Service Award during the National Association of Broadcasters show at the Las Vegas Hilton, Monday, April 12, 2010. Photos: Michael J. Fox AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

Actor Michael J. Fox receives the Distinguished Service Award during the National Association of Broadcasters show at the Las Vegas Hilton, Monday, April 12, 2010.
AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush

NEW YORK (CBS) Michael J. Fox is returning to the small screen with a guest spot on CBS' "The Good Wife."

The actor will appear as Simon Canning, a shrewd and cynical litigator who squares off with Alicia Florick (Margulies) in a massive class action suit. Fox's character is willing to use anything in court, including symptoms of his neurological condition, to create sympathy for pharmaceutical company client, the network said Friday in a release.

Pictures: Michael J. Fox

"We're absolutely thrilled that Michael has agreed to play this role," said executive producers and show creators Robert and Michelle King. "His intelligence as an actor, combined with his incredible comic timing will really bring this smart, cynical lawyer to life."

The five-time Emmy winner has been battling Parkinson's disease for years. He went public with his condition in 1998 after he was diagnosed in 1991.

Margulies is up for an Emmy at this year's awards, in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, for her role on the show.

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The second season of "The Good Wife" premieres on Sept. 28 on CBS.

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