True Blood’s Carrie Preston Set to Return to ‘The Good Wife’

October 12, 2014

Keep October Free if You Want to See Carrie Preston in The Good Wife:

Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler Bellefleur in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 7 entitled May Be the Last TimeFor fans of True Blood’s Carrie Preston (who played fiery redhead Arlene Fowler in the HBO vampire series) make sure you keep October 26th 2014 clear on your calendar! According to Hallels, this is the predicted day on which Carrie will return to her role of Elsbeth Tascioni in CBS’s The Good Wife.

They also list the synopsis for the episode (Episode 6 of Season 6) screening on this date as follows (although we can find no confirmation on this synopsis with any other website, so we must assume this is not yet the official synopsis):

Alicia and Elsbeth put their legal battle on hold when the government brings an economic espionage charge against both of their clients. Meanwhile, Diane sets her sights on moving Florrick/Agos/Lockhart into the Lockhart/Gardner/Canning office space, leading to a battle with her former partners David Lee and Louis Canning.

If you are planning to view Carrie’s return to The Good Wife, you may want to tune in a week earlier than the 26th though as Carrie’s IMDb page has her character Elsbeth Tascioni listed as returning for Episode 5 (entitled Shiny Objects) of Season 6.

Let us know if you will be tuning in to watch Carrie Preston’s return to The Good Wife by commenting below!

Sources: Hallels – ‘The Good Wife Season 6’ Spoilers: Alicia Makes Big Decision, Michael Fox, Carrie Preston Much Awaited Scenes – Carrie Preston

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Carrie Preston’s Busy Schedule and Season 5 Hints

November 16, 2011

Preston in Bag of Hammers, Law & Order, The Good Wife:

Carrie Preston in The Good WifeCarrie Preston (Arlene Fowler to Truebies) has had a busy schedule while True Blood filming is on sabbatical.  She’s starring in a new film called Bag of Hammers with Jason Ritter and Amanda Seyfried, which she has described as a departure from her other roles as of late.  Her character is a single mom who is way over her head.  She has no money, a kid and no job prospects; naturally the role is “more serious, darker.”  The characters who play opposite her are “two slacker con-artists.  Young men who are really just boys… [who] by encountering my character and son… they grow up,” Preston says.  “In some ways, [the film is] a subversive look at alternative parenting.”  The theatrical release of the indie flick Bag of Hammers is set for this fall or winter.

On the small screen, Preston has guest starred on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (in which she plays the aunt of a rape victim) and a recurring role on The Good Wife.  On The Good Wife, Preston plays Alicia Florrick’s (Julianna Margulies) “slyly dithering lawyer” who is “ditsy like a fox.”  Preston plays Elsbeth Tascioni, the “scatterbrained genius” with a “quirky rhythm” says Ken Tucker of  Elsbeth returns (from the first season) to help Alicia out of a sticky situation with her expected-terrorist client.  The episode entitled “Executive Order 13224” aired November 6th.

Of her role, Preston said that she was delighted with the character’s ripening.  In this particular episode, we see her “struggle a little more.  We see a little more of her vulnerability.  It’s always a rare thing… to have a character that is so unique and specific [in such an auxiliary character]… instead of just a talking head.”  She credits  The Good Wife with the ability to write characters back into plots successfully.  “[They have] a wonderful revolving stable of characters that they continue to bring back… They tend to want to give everybody that comes on the show a real, fleshed out character.”  She asserts that this ability, among other great qualities, is what keeps the audience interested.

But what we all want to know is what she can reveal about True Blood‘s Season 5!  Shooting begins shortly after Thanksgiving, and after reading the first episode, she affirms that it is “up to the usual True Blood standards with epic proportions of new characters and drama and comedy.  You know, romance and everything else we’ve come to expect.”  About Season 4 cliffhangers she declares, “fans will definitely be satiated almost immediately,” but then, “of course, a million more questions will come up, and those will propel us through the rest of the season.”  The actors that will play the new characters are not known to her, yet.  On her story-line she reminds us that Terry’s war buddy, played by Scott Foley, is still around and we’re not sure how that will affect their home life.  Her response is as tight-lipped and spoiler-free as her cast mates’.  We’re reminded yet again that we’re going to have to wait for the premiere to learn just about ANYTHING… but the element of surprise is what keeps us interested, right?

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Denis O’Hare to Appear in The Good Wife

January 28, 2011

True Blood Star in Recurring Role

Denis O'HareSpoiler TV is reporting that Denis O’Hare who plays Russell Edgington in HBO’s True Blood, will be reprising his role as Judge Abernathy in the CBS show, The Good Wife. The episode also has guest star Michael J. Fox, returning to the show as disabled lawyer, Louis Canning, who is quite happy to turn his disadvantage into an advantage. The episode is titled “Real Deal” and involves Alicia (played by Julianna Margulies) pitting herself against Canning in an Erin Brockovich-style lawsuit.

Tune in February 8th 10:00PM, ET/PT to see our favorite king serving in another seat of power.

Source: Spoiler TV – The Good Wife – Episode 2.13 – Real Deal – Press Release

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Edited by: Shanea O’Connor


Carrie Preston Takes Role on The Good Wife

March 16, 2010

Sources have confirmed that Carrie Preston who plays Merlotte’s waitress, Arlene Fowler on True Blood, will be starting in a multi-episode role on CBS, “The Good Wife.” Her character is a woman by the name of Elsbeth Mann and she is will be part of Peter’s legal team on the show.

This news has brought about many rumors about the fate of Carrie’s character, Arlene, on True Blood.  HBO declined to comment on the topic but a True Blood insider has said not to count on it.  We are reminded that Arlene is not a major presence in the third book considering that most of the action in the third book takes place outside of Bon Temps. Carrie may have just had a little bit of free time on her hands. Most True Blood fans will side with that!

Don’t forget, Season 3 of True Blood premieres June 13th!!


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