CBS has confirmed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join the popular drama “The Good Wife” as a series regular during the show’s upcoming seventh season. Morgan will play Alex, a calm, experienced hourly investigator whom Alicia hires.

“We’ve loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King.

Currently, Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in the CBS summer drama EXTANT. He also starred in the miniseries “Texas Rising,” which explored the formation of the Texas Rangers, and as hotel owner Ike Evans in the critically acclaimed series “Magic City.” Prior to that, he had a recurring role in the award-winning comedy series “Weeds,” and on the dramas “Supernatural” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Recently, Morgan completed the feature films “Desierto,” “The Salvation,” “Solace” and “Bus 657.” Previously, he starred in the films “Watchman” and “P.S. I Love You.”

THE GOOD WIFE returns for its seventh season Sunday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on CBS.

THE GOOD WIFE stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, Alan Cumming and Zach Grenier. It is produced by Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Brooke Kennedy, David W. Zucker, Craig Turk and Leonard Dick are executive producers.