CBS Announces Premiere Date for THE GOOD FIGHT

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If you’ve been missing the lawyers of THE GOOD WIFE, have no fear. Because the show’s new spinoff — THE GOOD FIGHT — has an official premiere date: Sunday, February 19 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS All Access,
with a Special Preview Broadcast on the CBS Television Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

THE GOOD FIGHT picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of THE GOOD WIFE. In the new series, “an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.”

The series, from THE GOOD WIFE creators Robert and Michelle King, stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Justin Bartha and Erica Tazel. Robert and Michelle King serve as showrunners and executive producers of the new series.

THE GOOD WIFE Series Final Recap: How Did It End for Alicia?

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THE GOOD WIFE came to an end tonight, as did Alicia Florrick’s story. Peter was prepared to take a two-year plea deal and everyone returned to court to enter the plea. But the judge stopped the proceedings because the jury wanted to hear the 911 call from the night of the murder. Lucca called Jason to court to help as the tape played and he realized that a strange sound in the middle of the tape was actually a ringtone, indicating that another person was there with the victim.

As the lawyers scrambled to handle this new evidence, Lucca told Alicia that she needed to speak to Jason about their relationship. Later that night, Alicia imagined coming come to Jason, Peter and even Will, trying to figure out who she really wanted. It seems like Will won the illusion battle, but he’s also no longer an option. She headed to the office to research some precedents for Peter’s case and had another vision of Will, who handed her a key piece of evidence. She also asked him for his advice and he said that she had a small chance with him and now she has romance.

Diane stalled for time as Jason tried to track down the owner of the other cell phone from the 911 call audio. He recruited Alicia to talk to Cary (now a guest lecturer at a college) to find out more.

Back in the courtroom, Diane questioned the woman whose phone was heard on the call until the judge put a stop to it and ordered the jury back to their deliberations. Cary, meanwhile, confronted Mattan about whether they didn’t do enough to solve the murder.

Connor Fox offered up a new plea deal (1 year of jail time), but Alicia refused on Peter’s behalf. At the same time, Peter confronted Eli, who had encouraged Peter’s donors to turn their attention to Alicia. Eli insisted it was the smart move and Peter eventually capitulated.

At Cary’s suggestion, Mattan searched the evidence room and found the missing bullets. Kurt called Diane to tell her that the bullets came from Locke’s gun and that Peter had reason to hide them. Diane tried to cover up the results, but Connor called Holly Westfall to testify that the bullets came from Locke’s gun and then called Kurt to the stand. Diane didn’t want to discredit Kurt and told Alicia to have Peter fire her if she disagreed. So Alicia turned to Lucca for Kurt’s cross-examination and Diane was forced to leave the room when Lucca accused Kurt of having an affair with Holly.

Connor offered up his final deal to Alicia: one year of probation, no jail time and Peter had to resign from his position as Governor. Alicia told Peter she would take the deal because the jury was unpredictable and his career was over anyways. He agreed, but he needed one more favor: he asked her to stand by his side during the announcement. She agreed.

But Imaginary Will appeared to Alicia and told her to go to Jason. It’s clear that Will is the man she really wanted to be with, but without him as an option any longer Jason is the man she chooses. She headed back to the firm only to learn from Lucca that Jason had bailed, so she left him a message to say her relationship with Peter was over and she wanted to see him.

And then, the next day, Alicia stood by Peter’s side during his press conference and she seemed to see Jason in the wings. Alicia chased after him only to realize it wasn’t him. Diane confronted Alicia and slapped her without saying a word. And Alicia gathered her composure and walked down the hall with tears in her eyes.

In the end, Alicia was alone. No Jason and, seemingly, she has lost Diane as well.

What did you think of THE GOOD WIFE finale? Were you disappointed by the lack of a happy or conclusive ending?

THE GOOD WIFE: Looking Back on Seven Seasons

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Seven seasons ago, the always stalwart Alicia Florrick was born. We saw her stand beside her philandering husband as THE GOOD WIFE began, but whether she’ll still be standing beside him as the series ends remains to be seen.

Series finales are always a hard thing for television fans to watch, because you never know what the writers are going to throw at you. Will the show have a satisfying conclusion? Will a decision be made that you abhor? Will the characters get a happy ending or a tragic one?

Whatever ending is in store for Alicia, it’s been seven years of great television. And so, in a new featurette, the cast takes a look back on what has made this series so terrific and some of their favorite episodes.

The series finale of THE GOOD WIFE airs on Sunday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: Peter’s Trial Begins

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Peter heads to trial in this week’s episode of THE GOOD WIFE and Diane has stepped in to represent him now that Mike Tascioni has backed out. Alicia is determined to keep Peter from returning to jail and is even in “Mrs. Florrick mode” when it comes to dealing with Jason. Lucca points out that Peter returning to jail could be beneficial for Jason and Alicia’s relationship, but Jason doesn’t want to “win” that way.

Meanwhile, Diane and Lucca team up to aggressively expand their female-led firm, but they’re facing serious opposition from David Lee, despite the fact that he agreed to the plan. Alicia also seems hesitant to expand in an aggressive manner.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight (May 1) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: The Aftermath of a Confession

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Alicia confessed her feelings to Jason in last week’s episode of THE GOOD WIFE and told him that she wanted to be with him. His reaction? According to a clip from tonight’s episode below, he gave her a deed to land on Mars. Apparently Alicia didn’t react well to the gag gift and isn’t returning Jason’s calls, but Lucca thinks she should give Jason the benefit of the doubt and let him explain.

Meanwhile, the Florrick family gathers together and many catastrophes happen, as you can imagine. Alicia throws a party to celebrate Howard and Jackie’s upcoming wedding and her mother, Veronica, spills the beans about Peter and Alicia’s divorce to both Grace and Jackie. Naturally, Jackie is flabbergasted by the news and Grace is understandably upset. Elsewhere, Eli asks Jason to investigate Peter in preparation for his trial.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight (April 24) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: Megan Hilty Guest Stars and Peter Gets [Spoilers]

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Does Diane have some competition on THE GOOD WIFE?

In the upcoming episode, Gary Cole returns as her husband, Kurt McVeigh, and he’s decided to retire and sell his business to a rival business owner, Holly Westfall (Megan Hilty). The lovely Holly strolls into Diane’s firm to discuss the transaction and it’s clear that Diane isn’t happy to meet her, particularly when Holly shares that she was Kurt’s favorite student. After having enough of Holly’s charm, Diane makes it clear that the price has gone up and Holly has to pay if she wants to acquire the business.

Meanwhile, Alicia and Lucca will be traveling to Toronto to represent NSA Agent Jeff Delinger (Zach Woods) who was detained by customs officers while attempting to re-enter the United States. And Peter is contemplating an uncertain future as he faces arrest….again. Fortunately, Alicia is determined to stand by her husband despite their rocky history and makes him look presentable even as the prosecution wants to “perp walk” him out of her apartment.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight (April 17) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: Power Play

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Alicia and Diane are teaming up on a case on this week’s THE GOOD WIFE and PITCH PERFECT’s Anna Camp is guest starring as a lawyer.

In tonight’s episode, Alicia and Diane come together to defend the privacy rights of a therapist whose neighbor, represented by Caitlyn D’Arcy (Camp), flies a drone over his home. We’re also going to see Matthew Morrison return as Assistant U.S. Attorney Connor Fox, who is now trying to use Eli’s daughter, Marissa, as leverage in the case against Peter.

Meanwhile, David Lee comes to Lucca to ask for her help with some research. Lucca is happy to do it, but first she has to finish a project for Alicia. And so David Lee throws his weight around and insists he doesn’t care what Alicia asked Lucca to do, because he outranks Alicia. Will we see another power play at the firm? CBS warns that the “power struggle at Lockhart, Agos & Lee reaches a boiling point.”

Finally, from the look of the photo below, Jason and Peter are going to come face-to-face. Awk-ward! Will Jason’s affair with Alicia be exposed?

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight (March 27) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).

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Tonight on THE GOOD WIFE: Plagarism and Broken Hearts

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Blair Underwood guest stars on this week’s episode of THE GOOD WIFE as the grieving father of a shooting victim. He approaches Diane, Cary and Lucca after he put up a billboard describing a gun store owner as a murderer. Naturally, the gun store owner wasn’t happy and is suing him for defamation.

Meanwhile, Alicia and Jason’s romantic rendezvous is once again interrupted — but this time it’s because of Grace. She’s going to her mother for help after she is accused of plagiarizing her college entrance exam. So Alicia calls in Jason for help investigating the situation.

Finally, it looks like there is some issues between Jason and Alicia after their most recent lost weekend. Lucca seems to think Jason isn’t cheating on Alicia as Alicia thinks and suggests she simply talk to Jason before the situation gets out of hand. But will Alicia’s issues surrounding infidelity get the best of her? Matthew Morrison is also returning as Assistant U.S. Attorney Connor and from the looks of a photo below, it appears that Alicia will be called in to testify before the grand jury that is investigating Peter.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS (U.S.) and Global TV (Canada).

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THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: Grand Juries and Quiet Weekends

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The federal investigation of Peter is going to reach a fever pitch in this week’s episode of THE GOOD WIFE.

A grand jury is assembled and Assistant U.S. Attorney Connor Fox (guest star Matthew Morrison) is leading the proceedings. Connor is happy to announce the existence of the grand jury to Eli, but he refuses to tell him what the charges are. Alicia teams up with Eli and Peter’s lawyer, Mike Tascioni, to figure out what charges are being leveled against Peter. And Alicia recruits Jason to find out why the government is pursuing her husband (awkward!).

Meanwhile, Alicia and Jason continue to get closer and try to spend a quiet weekend together but are constantly interrupting by her meddling family.

Don’t miss an all new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

THE GOOD WIFE Sneak Peeks: Elsbeth Tascioni Returns

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Alicia and Lucca’s transition to Lockhart, Agos & Lee was a difficult one in last week’s THE GOOD WIFE. Alicia went up against Cary and Diane when an employee asked them for help against Chum Hum, while Lucca struggled with taking orders from someone else. And Eli got wind that the FBI was investigating the Florricks.

In this week’s episode, Eli hires Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) to uncover why the FBI is targeting Peter. Will Patton will also be making an appearance as Elsbeth’s ex-husband, attorney Mike Tascioni. And Alicia will be joining a secret panel of attorneys that are advising the U.S. government on a controversial case.

Don’t miss a new episode of THE GOOD WIFE tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.