In the final season of The Good Wife, Matthew Morrison (Glee) will guest star as Connor Fox, the Assistant U.S. Attorney who’s going after Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth). Florrick is represented by Mike Tascioni (Will Patton), but things don’t look good for Peter as Fox has a track record for unseating governors.
Morrison says he based his Connor Fox character on real life US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald who brought down Illinois Governors Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan. Fitzgerald was born and raised in Brooklyn, went to Amherst then Harvard Law. He became an AUSA in New York City in 1988. He was nominated and selected as US Attorney in Illinois in 2001, partly because he wasn’t from Chicago. In 2008, after Blagojevich was arrested on charges of corruption, Fitzgerald described Blagojevich’s actions as the “kind of conduct [that] would make Lincoln roll over in his grave.” The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9pm on CBS.