CBS to End ‘The Good Wife’ After Seven Seasons
CBS is ending "The Good Wife," starring Julianna Margulies after seven seasons.
LOS ANGELES – CBS says it is ending the long-running political drama starring Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” after seven seasons.
The show will be ending with the original seven-season plan put forth by show creators Michelle and Robert King. Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios issued the following statement:
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television. But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show’s final run while at the top of its creative game. It has been CBS’s sincere privilege to broadcast and produce ‘The Good Wife’ for seven extraordinary seasons.
“We thank and applaud the outstanding cast, led by the impeccable Julianna Margulies, and the consummate writing and producing team, headed by the brilliant Robert and Michelle King, who brought to life a smart, sophisticated series that has delivered audiences so many memorable characters and unforgettable moments. It is a series that will only grow in prestige as its episodes are watched again or discovered by new viewers for many years to come.”
The show follows the story of Alicia who had been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. But after a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars and she must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.