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'The Good Wife' Recap: Another Scandal On The Horizon?

November 17th, 2014 9:50am EST
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Sticky Content' - Another Sca
Sometimes, in politics, you've got to do some things that you don't want to do. Just like in relationships. And sometimes, you call in the guy from Numb3rs to help you figure it all out. Such is the case with this week's episode of The Good Wife.

Jonathan and "media specialist" Josh Mariner (David Krumholtz, making his return to the network since the cancellation of Partners) are putting together Alicia's campaign video, much to the displeasure of the candidate and her psuedo-assistant Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele). This keeps Alicia from being there as Diane and Cary meet with the FBI, who ...
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'The Good Wife': 'Red Zone' - Pick Your Side

November 10th, 2014 9:06am EST
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Red Zone' - Pick Your Side
Overstepping one's boundaries, either actual or perceived, seems to be the theme of this week's The Good Wife. Every major character is either finding some sort of trouble, telling someone else how to get out of it, or both. It's all quite the tangled mess, but it does come with some pleasant revelations at the end.

While Jonathan (a returning Steven Pasquale)'s focus group rambles in half a dozen directions, Owen (Dallas Roberts) asks Alicia to help one of his students with a rape case, and no sooner has he put on the "puppy dog face" than Diane drags her over to listen to the tape of Car...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Message Discipline' - Almost Everyone Plays Dirty

November 3rd, 2014 9:08am EST
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Message Discipline' - Almost
This week's episode of The Good Wife throws a few wrenches into the best laid plans, introducing another potential rival who could keep Alicia out of the State's Attorney's office and revealing a hidden motivation for Cary's predicament. Some of these things work and some of them don't. But honestly, any time you can get David Hyde Pierce on your show, you take it.

Hey, Finn has something to do! Too bad it's finding out about missing cocaine that vanished during Cary's tenure as an Assistant State's Attorney, which also conveniently had something to do with Lemond Bishop. At least he's pol...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Old Spice' - Crossing Personal (And State) Lines

October 27th, 2014 9:06am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Old Spice' - Crossing Persona
Now The Good Wife fans have seen Alicia kick off her campaign for Cook County State's Attorney, and see the roles reversed from the pilot six seasons ago. As if that wasn't one big image to put into our heads, Sunday's episode gave us another one: Alicia reclaiming Will Gardner's office. Oh, and Cary's in trouble again and Elsbeth is her typical awesomely out of left field self, but mostly, this one was about the chair.

Picking up the plot from last week's "Shiny Objects," Alicia's sexual discrimination case has now become a first-rate cluster since AUSA Josh Perotti (Kyle MacLachlan) is p...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Shiny Objects' - Hackers, Penguins And Endorsements

October 20th, 2014 9:20am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Shiny Objects' - Hackers, Pen
With it having been established that Alicia will run for Cook County State's Attorney, it's time for The Good Wife to get her back into the courtroom. The show does that with a flourish, bringing back some familiar faces to give her some stiff competition, while Diane tries to deal when a hacker gets into the Florrick/Agos/Lockhart computers and the political process drives another wedge into the Florrick marriage.

Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) is back and still as quirky as ever, which is driving her co-counsel Rayna Hecht (Jill Hennessy) a little crazy. Especially when the company t...
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Carrie Preston Returns To 'The Good Wife' Tonight

October 19th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Carrie Preston Returns To 'The Good Wife' Tonight
Emmy Award winner Carrie Preston is once again lighting up The Good Wife, as she'll reprise her role as quirky litigator Elsbeth Tascioni starting with tonight's episode, "Shiny Objects."

The installment sees Elsbeth on the opposite side of the legal aisle from Alicia Florrick (fellow Emmy winner Julianna Margulies), as she and her co-counsel Rayna Hecht (Jill Hennessy, Law & Order) defend a company being sued by Alicia's client for sex discrimination.

Also returning in the episode are Taye Diggs as Alicia's co-counsel Dean Levine-Wilkins, Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) as Assista...
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Archie Panjabi To Exit 'The Good Wife' After Season 6

October 16th, 2014 7:51am EDT
Archie Panjabi To Exit 'The Good Wife' After Season 6
Alicia Florrick is about to lose another of her friends.

Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy Award and earned two additional nominations for her work as enigmatic investigator Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, will be leaving the CBS series at the end of this season.

The change is due to a talent holding deal the actress has signed with 20th Century Fox. According to reports, the plan will then be for Panjabi to star in her own drama project for 20th. Her Good Wife contract was already set to expire at the end of the season.

"Archie is an amazing actress who helped build Kalinda from the grou...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Oppo Research' - Alicia The Candidate

October 13th, 2014 9:19am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Oppo Research' - Alicia The C
Now that Alicia's entertaining the idea of running for State's Attorney, The Good Wife can kick the political part of itself back into full consciousness. In an episode devoted entirely to whether or not she's going to chase political office, the show almost gleefully enjoys exposing all the warts and quirks of the life of Alicia Florrick, in a rapid-fire hour that checks off a whole list of dirty laundry while we just try to keep up.

Olivia Pope's not the only one drinking this week, as Alicia's breaking out the wine and cheese for a "talk" with Eli, not realizing that if she's going to r...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Dear God' - A Star-Studded, Semi-Religious Argument

October 6th, 2014 9:26am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Dear God' - A Star-Studded, S
Cary may have gotten out of jail last week, but that doesn't mean he's out of trouble - or that there's not more than enough drama to go around in this week's episode of The Good Wife. In addition to her partner's ongoing criminal troubles, Alicia gets to square off against familiar foe Carter Schmidt in a unique case that goes to Christian arbitration.

It's new territory for her, for us, and one would presume most legal dramas. At least she has some backup from Terry English...erm, I mean Taye Diggs is still here. Along with quite a few other people. That's what happens when you're the be...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Trust Issues' - Diane Says Goodbye

September 29th, 2014 9:05am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Trust Issues' - Diane Says Go
After last week's surprising premiere that landed Cary in some serious hot water, showed that Finn still has some claws that he's willing to use, and pushed Peter into a political corner, Alicia Florrick is going to need some serious help in this week's episode of The Good Wife. Thankfully, Taye Diggs has some time off from Murder In The First, and so he's coming to the rescue. Kind of. And Diane finally makes the leap she's been threatening to for weeks now. Everything is not okay, but things are looking pretty good in chapter two.

While Cary remains behind bars, Alicia visits, telling hi...
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8 Potential Breakout Stars In Television

September 27th, 2014 5:08pm EDT
8 Potential Breakout Stars In Television
You know them: the actor who's really good at what they do, but for whatever reason, doesn't get as much attention as they deserve. Maybe they're on a show that doesn't have a huge audience. Maybe they get less screen time than their costars. Maybe they ought to have won several awards by now and they've never even been nominated. But you love watching them every week, and you just wish everyone else would give them more respect already.

The 2014-2015 TV season has quite a few of those actors, several of whom are poised to break through to bigger story arcs and wider acclaim. Whether they'...
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'The Good Wife' Season Premiere Recap And Review: 'The Line' - Somebody's GoingTo Jail

September 22nd, 2014 8:32am EDT
'The Good Wife' Season Premiere Recap And Review: 'The Line' - S
After season five of The Good Wife left our jaws - and our hearts - on the floor, now it's time to see what the award-winning drama plans to do in the wake of its massive changes. "The Line" picks up exactly where the end of season five left off, with Alicia (Emmy winner Julianna Margulies) being asked to run for State's Attorney, while still trying to run her own law firm and move on from the death of someone she loved. And after all that, it's not even really her episode.

Rebuffing Eli's (Alan Cumming) request to run for the office (and laughing at his "Saint Alicia" nickname for her), s...
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What To Watch For In 'The Good Wife' Season 6

September 21st, 2014 2:03pm EDT
What To Watch For In 'The Good Wife' Season 6
Last season of The Good Wife had us on pins and needles in a whole new way. Whether it was that jaw-dropping plot twist (you know the one!) or the gutsy decision to carve up the show, the long-running drama's fifth cycle reminded us why it's the best program currently on network television.

Needless to say, that has us anticipating a lot from the sixth season, which begins tonight. Here are five things to watch for in the next chapter of The Good Wife. Check them out and then don't forget to tune into the sixth season premiere, "The Line," tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on CBS.

[SPOILER ALERT - Th...
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What To Watch For In Fall TV 2014

September 20th, 2014 6:07pm EDT
What To Watch For In Fall TV 2014
Tomorrow officially kicks off the fall TV season, with the small screen's biggest hits coming back for more and scores of new programs vying for your attention. Every night is jam-packed with a variety of options across literally hundreds of channels. With so many shows and so little time, what's a fan to do?

But never fear - we're here to alert you to the small screen happenings that you can't miss. We've compiled a list of six things you most definitely want to keep your eye on as you're channel-surfing this fall.

[SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the returning series we've in...
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Dominate The 2014 Emmy Awards (Photos & Winners List)

August 26th, 2014 12:23am EDT
'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Dominate The 2014 Emmy Awards (P
AMC's hit drama Breaking Bad dominated the 2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards on Monday night, taking five awards during the 66th annual event.

The series picked up its second consecutive win for Outstanding Drama Series, and its three main stars, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all landed awards in their respective acting categories (see list of winners below). Cranston won his fourth Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy, while Paul took home his third Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Gunn her second consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series...
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'The Good Wife' Season 5 DVD Review: Brilliant Season, Fantastic Set

August 24th, 2014 1:06pm EDT
'The Good Wife' Season 5 DVD Review: Brilliant Season, Fantastic
Season five of The Good Wife was a game-changer, but is its home video counterpart as impressive? On Tuesday, CBS Home Entertainment released The Good Wife: The Fifth Season on DVD, and we've examined the multi-disc set to render a verdict about whether or not it belongs on your shelf.

(SPOILER ALERT - This DVD review contains discussion of the fifth season of The Good Wife. If you're not aware of the season's major plot twist and don't want to be spoiled, skip this review.)

By the fifth season, many TV shows have settled into a comfortable routine. The creative teams know what works for ...
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6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV

August 18th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV
As the Rolling Stones once sang, you can't always get what you want. And so it is for TV as well. For a variety of reasons - network decisions, production demands, behind the scenes developments - sometimes what happens or doesn't happen isn't what we would've wanted. Even though that might have been a good thing, even if we completely understand why, we can't help but wonder 'what if.'

This TV season has had quite a few of those moments, whether it's plot twists that broke our hearts, cancellations we wish we could reverse, or just things we would have enjoyed seeing even if they had no r...
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'Unable To Move... Anyone Who Prays Please Do'

August 5th, 2014 3:33pm EDT
Kristin Chenoweth
Yesterday, at one in the morning, Kristin Chenoweth was unable to move and felt tingling in her arm.

Fans were justifiably worried when Chenoweth described her condition to her Twitter fans as they happened. The first came yesterday at one in the morning, and Kristen continued to keep her followers in the loop as she had an MRI and waited for the results.

Back in la. Unable to move. Numbness and tingling in arm. Going to cedars dr tomorrow. Ah anyone who prays please do!

— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 4, 2014

Chenoweth suffered a fractured skull in 2012 when she was hit by...
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The Top 10 Television Lawyers

June 10th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The Top 10 Television Lawyers
In honor of the return of Suits - which features Harvey Specter, the best attorney currently practicing on television - we're recognizing our Top 10 Television Lawyers. Legal dramas are a staple on the small screen, and they've given us some fantastic litigators over the years.

Our list has only two criteria for inclusion: 1) That the character must be a practicing lawyer. No characters who just have law degrees, retired lawyers, or ex-lawyers. During the run of their show, we have to have seen them in the courtroom.

2) The characters are ranked by who we'd most want to represent us in co...
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Top 4 Memorable Imaginary Moments On Season Five Of 'The Good Wife'

May 20th, 2014 9:20pm EDT
Top 4 Memorable Imaginary Moments On Season Five Of 'The Good Wi
If there’s ever a show’s title that encompasses the overall series season it was ‘The Good Wife’s’ “A Weird Year” label slapped on its season five finale. And boy, did it ever hold up. In an effort NOT to whip out the spoiler alert card, let’s just say if the last few minutes made you gasp and scratch your head, viewers have been doing it all season. Specifically with the trippy mind games we watched Alicia and the late Will (still not over it) Gardner play out in their heads. Peep the videos and photos below for four of the most memorable imaginary moments on The Good Wife this season.

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China Censors 'The Big Bang Theory,' Other U.S. Shows For Promoting Criminal Activities

May 20th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
China Censors 'The Big Bang Theory,' Other U.S. Shows For Promot
China has pulled several U.S. shows from video streaming websites, claiming the programs contain harmful content.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) made the order last week to remove "The Big Bang Theory," "The Good Wife" and "NCIS," from public viewing.

It's not known exactly why the watchdog group made the move, although officials have been planning to increase censorship of foreign content, a source told The Hollywood Reporter.

There was a public outcry following the ban, prompting SAPPRFT officials to claim they pulled the programs o...
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'The Good Wife' Season Finale Review: 'A Weird Year'

May 19th, 2014 8:52am EDT
'The Good Wife' Season Finale Review: 'A Weird Year'
Could there be a more apt title for the season finale of The Good Wife? This cycle has seen one firm split into two (each with their own contentious problems), the death of one of the show's most beloved characters, a political scandal, and the apparent demise of the Florrick marriage. A weird year, indeed.

Legally, things are crazy as both firms find themselves in the line of fire regarding the failed adoption story that was last touched upon in 'The Last Week'. This gives us the excuse to see more of Christian Borle as uptight attorney Carter Schmidt, who's now suing both teams for six m...
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Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May Not Work

May 15th, 2014 2:40pm EDT
Fall TV 2014: A Night By Night Comparison Of What May And May No
Now that all the big networks have revealed what they’ll be showing us this fall, let’s take a look at what may or may not work.

SUNDAY:

ABC is essentially playing it safe, and keeping Sunday Night intact. American Crime will swap for Resurrection at midseason. Resurrection was a buzzy drama that started seeing a ratings decline. Not waiting till midseason is probably a smart move. You don’t want to lose any more audience. It’s not a winning strategy, but ABC just doesn’t want to be in last place.

NBC has football, another super safe move. CBS is shaking things up, banishing Amazing Race...
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5 Season Finale Spoilers You Need To Know: 'Supernatural,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Arrow,' And More...

May 13th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Supernatural
It seems like it was just yesterday when the fledging seasons's epic stories were just beginning to blossom. In the blink of an eye, the 2013-14 season is coming to an end, and it's time to prepare to spend the summer, mourning (or cheering) the dead, swooming from the proposals, weddings or births and hanging from all those cliffs. Here are 5 season finale spoilers on "Supernatural," "Grey's Anatomy" and more...

"Supernatural" (The CW)

The CW's sci-fi thriller has literally gone to hell and back, so what's in store for "Supernatural's" season 9 swan song? According to supervising p...
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'The Good Wife' Review: 'The One Percent'

May 12th, 2014 8:42am EDT
'The Good Wife' Review: 'The One Percent'
As we're just one week away from The Good Wife's fifth-season finale, this is where you'd expect hints to start appearing and pieces to begin falling into place. That's exactly what happens in "The One Percent," which handily dispatches a case of the week while playing out various scenes meant to ramp up the underlying tensions before we get to the finish line.

One of Alicia's clients, Fortune 500 CEO James Paisley (Tom Skerritt, Leverage) gets pied in the face, then opens his mouth and threatens a very pricey merger (is there any other kind?). It's then a struggle for Alicia and Cary to d...
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'The Good Wife' Review: 'The Deep Web'

May 5th, 2014 10:49am EDT
'The Good Wife' Review: 'The Deep Web'
After last week's uncomfortable episode, The Good Wife opts for a lighter touch this week, and it mostly works. When Alicia meets Daniel Irwin (Nestor Carbonell, from every show ever made, but we're always going to think of him as Batmanuel from The Tick) while both are going through the tedious process of jury duty, flirting is immediate.

Everything else that follows is awkward, from Alicia talking to herself when she doesn't know what to do, to her watching some intentionally bad film that's way too on the nose. The good news here is that Carbonell's a natural in the romantic foil role (...
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'The Good Wife' Review: 'Tying The Knot'

April 28th, 2014 8:37am EDT
'The Good Wife' Review: 'Tying The Knot'
You could call this the "reunion" episode of The Good Wife. Should be future Emmy winner Josh Charles is back, directing the action, while Dylan Baker once again reprises his role as the show's creepiest client, Colin Sweeney. The result is an installment that's kind of like Clue, except without the three different endings.

Needing a very important signature on some merger paperwork, Alicia gets roped into Sweeney's engagement party and stuck having to convince his equally bizarre fiancee Renata (played by Laura Benanti, previously seen as Det. Nick Amaro's wife Marie on Law & Order: Speci...
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Josh Charles Returns To 'The Good Wife' As Director

April 27th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Josh Charles Returns To 'The Good Wife' As Director
Just a few weeks after Will Gardner's exit, Josh Charles is returning to The Good Wife - but it's behind the camera. The former series star is the director of tonight's episode, "Tying The Knot," which also sees the return of Dylan Baker as recurring client Colin Sweeney.

It's the second episode Charles has directed in Season 5; he previously helmed the season's eighth installment, "The Next Month", which aired back on November 17. He made his directorial debut with another segment of The Good Wife, Season 4's "The Art of War."

Earlier this year, Charles won a People's Choice Award for hi...
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'The Good Wife' Season 5 Episode 18: Tying Up Loose Ends

April 23rd, 2014 4:17pm EDT
The Good Wife
A powerful Good Wife 5.18 Sunday night, which tied up lots of loose ends, and moved the narrative along to new, more stable ground, which will be a good foundation for future developments.

The realization that the NSA had been tapping her phone conversations snapped Alicia out of her depression about Will's death. This had all kinds of beneficial consequences. She gave an aggressive defense of Finn, which shut down, at least for now, the dastardly attempt of the new state prosecutor to make Finn the scapegoat for Will's death. (But it's great to see Michael Cerveris aka the Observer fr...
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'The Good Wife' Review: 'All Tapped Out'

April 21st, 2014 8:37am EDT
'The Good Wife' Review: 'All Tapped Out'
With the big bombshell of Season 5 out of the way, now we're starting to see where The Good Wife is headed. There's another power struggle ahead. That pesky wiretapping business to wrap up. And the segue of Finn Polmar from State's Attorney to free agent. All these things are addressed in Sunday's episode. Never let it be said these writers aren't efficient.

When Clarke Hayden (a returning Nathan Lane) and Cary find out about Diane's suggestion of a merger, Clarke suggests that Cary start making decisions without Alicia, who's apparently still having "difficulties." The subsequent conversa...
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