Articles for The Good Wife Season 1

Continuing in this exciting week of Fall schedules, CBS revealed its lineup today, and while many shows remain fixed, there are some big moves.  The Mentalist, this past season‘s top new show, will get the coveted post-CSI timeslot Thursdays at 10pm.And one day after NBC officially cancelled Medium, CBS scooped it up and Patricia Arquette will now see ghosts right after Jennifer Love Hewitt does the same thing on Ghost Whisperer.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW  Read more »
After her Emmy-winning stint on long-runner medical series ER, Juliana Margulies, who played Nurse Carol Hathaway on the NBC show for six seasons, is set to star in a new legal series.  The CBS legal drama The Good Wife follows a politician‘s wife (Margulies) who starts to carve out her own niche as a defense lawyer.  Wife and mother Alicia Florrick is forced to assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband‘s very public sex and political corruption scandal sends him to jail. Joining Margulies is Chris Noth, who plays her beleaguered husband.As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, Florrick joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, played by Josh Charles, who is very keen on finding out if his old buddy can still swing it on the court room after her 13-year hiatus.  For her part, Florrick is happy that the firm‘s top litigator Diane Lockhart, played by Christine Baranski, is willing to mentor her, but her gratefulness is snuffed out when she discovers that the help has some conditions and that she has to succeed on her own merit. Read more »
Today CBS announced when its fall shows will premiere, and many of thedates are easy to remember because CBS is essentially launching all ofits shows in a single week.  From Monday, September 21 to Sunday,September 27, CBS will premiere all but two of its shows.Those exceptions include the newest season of Survivor, which premieresone week early to allow a two-hour premiere on Thursday. September 17,and the series premiere of Three Rivers starring Moonlight‘s AlexO‘Loughlin which comes Sunday, October 4, one week late to allow TheAmazing Race to have a two-hour premiere. Read more »
Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will revealthis year‘s Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect. The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys,nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They‘ve also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year‘s Golden Globes.  Read more »
The Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning, and on the TVside, returning dramas ruled while new comedies pushed old favoritesaside.  Glee claims to top spot with four nominations, for BestComedy Series as well as individual nominations for stars MatthewMorrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.  Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen ActorsGuild nominations were this morning, and the TV results are a mixedbag.  The awards are a bit less experimental than the Globes,nominating old favorites like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Charlie Sheen,but they also have a little bit of new mixed in as well.  Glee and Modern Family both earned noms for their ensembles while The Good Wife picked up nominations for both Julianna Margulies and the ensemble.  Read more »
In a not-so-surprising move, CBS has announced that it has renewed procedural and NCIS spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles and legal drama The Good Wife for sophomore seasons. Both rookie shows, which premiered in the fall, have produced not-so-shoddy ratings during their run, so the early renewal was quite expected."Two great new series, fronted by talented stars on one big night of television," Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "We‘re proud of these shows and what they‘ve accomplished on Tuesday night." Read more »
The results are in! The 67th annual Golden Globes, the first Hollywood award ceremony of the year, kicked off tonight at 8pm EST on NBC with several fashion hits and misses, teary acceptance speeches and some witty punch lines served by British comedian host Ricky Gervais. Read more »
Today, in the most highly publicized press conference ever, golfer Tiger Woods spoke to a small group of friends and reporters in his first public appearance since the revelations of his infidelity.  The prepared remarks lasted approximately 14 minutes and Tiger Woods took no questions.Sadly, Americans have become all too familiar with the public apology from a cheating husband.  From President Bill Clinton in the ‘90s to more recent political figures like New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford.  The cheater‘s apology has become so popular that CBS has a high-rated, award-winning drama series, The Good Wife, based on the same premise.  Read more »
Carrie Preston, who plays Arlene Fowler on HBO‘s True Blood, has been cast on CBS‘ The Good Wife for a multiple episode arc, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello. On the legal drama, the 42-year-old actress will play a character named Elsbeth Mann, one of the associates of Peter‘s (Chris Noth) legal team. Read more »
The first season of CBS‘ The Good Wife will be wrapping up soon, and already it has gained plenty of followers. But the writers are upping the ante on its next installment, when Eli gets more exposure.Find Out How Much You Know About The Good WifeBefore that though, you should know that there‘s still one episode left before season one concludes. "Doubt" will be making its way onto our screen this April 6, and it promises to be quite a tension-filled episode. And we mean between Alicia (Juliana Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles). Read more »
CBS‘ legal drama The Good Wife has been gaining much success since its premiere. But that accomplishment doesn‘t come without obstacles, especially when you‘re playing the lead role. Actress Julianna Margulies admitted that it‘s been a great run so far for her, even though there are roadbumps along the way.Alan Cumming Lands Regular Spot on The Good WifeTalking to AOL TV, the Golden Globe Award-winning star revealed the difficulties she‘s encountered playing Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife. The challenge of her role is really what makes her enjoy it, which is why the fans just can‘t get enough of the series. Read more »
One of the secrets behind the success of The Good Wife is the chemistry between the characters, or more likely the characters themselves. You just can‘t help rooting for them as they go through their will-he-won‘t-he moments, especially Will and Alicia.Check Out What Difficulties The Good Wife Has to FaceOn the latest episode of The Good Wife -- "Doubt", things pick up after the penultimate kiss between the two aforementioned characters. Alicia (Juliana Margulies) even points out that their relationship was "romantic because it didn‘t happen." It might though, but it won‘t get ahead of this other couple that could just steal the show. Read more »
Even though The Good Wife hasn‘t finished its premiere season, watching previously aired episodes still has probative value. Last night‘s "Painkiller," first shown in January, is a case in point. Certain scenes become "ah ha" moments that take on more meaning in light of what‘s to come. This episode, about the overdose death of a popular high school football star, follows that M.O. throughout. And For the RecordAs is typical of many Good Wife episodes, the actual legal issues in "Painkiller" are in many ways less important than what we learn about continuing characters. In particular, much of the action revolves around people not being what they seem at first--and not just the pill-popping mom of the dead boy.   Read more »
The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies owes a lot to television, and of course fans of her hit CBS show owe a lot to her. She‘s gained plenty of success with the drama, leading her to grace the cover of the latest issue of W Magazine.Find Out More About The Good Wife Star Julianna MarguliesIn it, the actress discusses her wonderful life since the show and giving birth, making her a good wife in real life. Well, she couldn‘t help dishing out tidbits on this playing The Good Wife onscreen too. Check Out the Recap for "Painkiller" Read more »
In "Boom," the first new episode of The Good Wife in several weeks, a newspaper publisher may lose everything when a bomb kills one of his employees after he prints a cartoon depicting Mohammed. But he‘s not the only one with something precious on the line.  For the RecordBesides the publisher, several characters face the question: How far would you go to win a case? Save your business? Keep your job? Salvage your marriage? The dilemmas--moral, ethical, and romantic--push people to do things they‘re not proud of, all in the name of preserving what matters to them.  Read more »
In "Mock," this week‘s new episode of The Good Wife, the law most prominently on display is the universal one about unintended consequences. In several different threads, actions by some people change the lives of others, even when that wasn‘t the intention.   Read more »
You know your show is popular when Washington power player Vernon Jordan makes an unbilled cameo--as himself. Such is the fortunate position of The Good Wife, which enters the last few episodes of its premiere season as the hands-down new drama  winner of the year.In this week‘s episode, "Unplugged," a rock star becomes the subject of a battle over his estate when he winds up in a coma, with his wife and mistress wrangling over whether to keep him on life support or not. (Get it? "Unplugged"--he‘s a musician ... ) Anyway, this genuine life-or-death decision is the foreground to what viewers consider the real story: Who will win the Alicia-Cary job smackdown?   Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
For most shows, the reveal at the end of last week‘s episode--Alicia bested Cary to get the associate‘s job--would have been the season finale. But not on The Good Wife, which continues to  examine the fallout from the decision.  Everyone is telling Alicia she‘s a good lawyer, but she has to decide for herself if she‘s still a good woman.The mysterious name of this week‘s episode, "Hybristophilia," describes a condition where someone (usually a woman) has the irresistible urge to be with a dangerous man. As with all the show‘s titles, the meaning carries weight beyond the show. For Alicia, whether that "dangerous man" is Peter or Will remains to be seen.  Read more »
Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has one big decision on her hands, as opposed to the only one we have to make tonight: watching The Good Wife‘s season finale. On "Running," our protagonist has to choose between her husband and a new man. Check Out Our Recap of Last Week‘s EpisodeNow, many fans have stood by each of these guys in their own right. There‘s Team Peter and Team Will, of course. Tonight, Alicia will find herself torn between them and weighing out reasons to stay with either. Or could she choose neither and move on? Read more »
The Good Wife closes out a mostly stellar premier season with a mediocre legal case, but with plenty of good stuff about the main players. The title, "Running," at first refers to a cop trying to cut a deal to enter witness protection. But it soon takes on an entirely different meaning as Peter mulls a decision about whether to try regaining his former job as state‘s attorney. Besides the Alicia-Peter story, we also learn that Will is still seeing that law student who caused him so much trouble a few weeks back--and she‘s incredibly rich. (Based on the episode‘s end, though, I don‘t see Will becoming incredibly rich anytime soon.) And Diane is still involved with Kurt, the ballistics expert. But unlike Will and Ms. Richy-Rich, their oil-and-water romance continues to hold promise.  Read more »
Freshman comedies Modern Family and Glee, as well as critically-acclaimed drama Breaking Bad, lead the nominees for this year‘s Television Critics Association Awards.Modern Family got five nominations, with Glee and Breaking Bad following closely with four each. Also getting nods are critical darlings Party Down and Friday Night Lights, and surprise appearances from newcomers The Good Wife and Sons of Anarchy. Recently-concluded series Lost and 24 also scored nominations for the Heritage Award.  Read more »
Today CBS announced its plans for the fall, and while the vast majority of the schedule comes from returning shows, some of the biggest series are getting new timeslots.  CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Survivor and The Big Bang Theory are all moving to new nights.See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>> Read more »