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Archie Panjabi Talks 'Good Wife' Finale

May 27th, 2015 11:22am EDT
Archie Panjabi
When "The Good Wife" finale aired earlier this month, fans finally got what they'd been waiting for -- former BFFs Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) reuniting in a scene together.

Then people started speculating that the scene in question didn't actually happen but was spliced together to make it look like the two actresses were together. The characters didn't come into contact with each another, the lighting was off, and the whole thing just didn't feel right.

E! caught up with Panjabi at the "San Andreas" premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday and asked about the cont...
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Did 'The Good Wife' Season 6 Reach Its Full Potential?

May 11th, 2015 9:07am EDT
'The Good Wife' Finale Recap And Review: 'Wanna Partner?' - Let'
The sixth season of The Good Wife draws to a close with "Wanna Partner?," which sees Alicia Florrick put the finishing touches on her new career direction as well as tangle with the government one more time over a secret police facility detaining one of her clients. But does it cap off the season the way it should? Yes and no.

With her new home office all set up, Alicia is chatting with Eli and Peter, the latter of whom says he's been asked to run for President of the United States by the Illinois Democratic Committee.

Before she can do more than awkwardly chuckle at that, she gets a voic...
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'The Good Wife': What Does The Future Hold For Alicia?

May 4th, 2015 9:07am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Don't Fail' - Where To From H
After last week's drama-filled episode, The Good Wife has just two more left in its bag for season six. And the first of these, "Don't Fail," sees Alicia having more flashbacks to the earlier days of her law career. When she's not trying to write her new book.

The show takes pains to show us how mundane her life has become now that she's no longer State's Attorney-to-be and isn't sure of her future with the firm that she founded. She has to hang up on telemarketers, go shopping at the hardware store, and call all the donors who gave money to her now failed campaign so that they can hang up...
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'The Good Wife': Kalinda's Exit Story Becomes Clear

April 27th, 2015 9:45am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'The Deconstruction' - How Doe
After The Good Wife blew up its State's Attorney storyline two weeks ago, we've been asking ourselves what this show is going to do, not just for the end of season six but for a potential season seven. In "The Deconstruction," we find out that it's a little bit of deja vu: toying with the same splitting-firms storyline from season five, except in this case everyone behaves like children.

Meanwhile, Kalinda's exit story finally becomes clear, as she takes big steps toward resolving the Lemond Bishop situation. But all you really need to know is that no one is happy with anyone and that some...
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'The Good Wife' Doesn't Paint A Very Flattering Picture Of Chicago

April 13th, 2015 9:05am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Winning Ugly' - Crimes Come O
"Winning Ugly" is an apt title for this week's episode of The Good Wife, which focuses on all the bad things that the main characters didn't know that they were getting away with, and who's going to be held responsible now that they're no longer getting away with them.

Fresh off her email problem, Alicia faces a voter fraud investigation, while Diane Lockhart becomes aware that the evidence she used to save Cary from prison was actually manufactured by Kalinda. Needless to say, no one has clean hands. Except for maybe Finn.

Alicia is looking all despondent as she watches a CBS News report...
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'The Good Wife' Leaked Email Drama Continues

April 6th, 2015 9:24am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Loser Edit' - Spin The Emails
After last week's mess of political scheming and Internet hacking, Alicia Florrick has a lot of questions to answer. But in "Loser Edit," this week's episode of The Good Wife, she's still trying to get out of answering them, this time with some help from Peter.

Meanwhile, Diane is pulled into a highly charged argument, and everyone else finally catches on to Kalinda, but is it too little, too late? Things aren't looking good (pun intended) for any of the show's leading ladies.

Reporter Petra Moritz (a returning Lily Rabe from American Horror Story) is putting together a piece on Alicia's ...
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'Madagascar' Series 'All Hail King Julien' lands A-list Addition

April 4th, 2015 12:07pm EDT
David Krumholtz Joins 'Madagascar' Series 'All Hail King Julien'
Netflix's Madagascar original series, All Hail King Julien, just landed an A-list addition to an already great voice cast. David Krumholtz provides the voice of new character Timo, who's King Julien's (Danny Jacobs) scientific go-to guy, and David joined us on Tuesday to discuss his first-ever voice acting role as well as his current recurring role on CBS's The Good Wife.

"It's interesting," he said of becoming a voice actor for the first time. "It's been a learning process. I've been doing this for about 23 years, and it's great at this point in my career to jump into something new and ha...
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'The Good Wife' Email Hack And Post-Election Drama

March 30th, 2015 9:09am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Undisclosed Recipients' - Don
So the State's Attorney's election is over - so now what? That's the big question at the heart of this week's episode of The Good Wife, "Undisclosed Recipients," which between the post-election drama and another hacking problem, feels like it's going back to some of the same plot wells.

In what could've been a jumping-off point to start something fantastic for the remainder of the season, ultimately the biggest takeaway for the audience is to be more careful with one's emails.

Everyone at Florrick, Agos & Lockhart is celebrating Alicia's victory for two seconds before their motivations be...
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'The Good Wife' Recap and Review: 'Red Meat' - Who Won The Election?

March 23rd, 2015 9:03am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap and Review: 'Red Meat' - Who Won The Elect
Election day is finally here on The Good Wife, putting an end to the storyline that's been the focus of most of the sixth season. "Red Meat" wraps up Alicia's campaign in precisely the way you could've predicted it would end a while ago, but the lack of surprise is compensated for with some humor in unexpected places that makes the road more traveled still entertaining.

Alicia and Jonathan are pretending that they didn't just make out as Alicia meets up with Peter, who naturally is not thrilled that she took aim at him in her latest speech. She retorts that once the day is over, they can g...
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'The Good Wife' Teaches Us Lessons About Working With Your Spouse

March 16th, 2015 9:04am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Open Source' - Spousal Differ
This week's The Good Wife teaches us that you should never work with your spouse, because inevitably, your work will cause you to do things that will spoil your personal relationship. Diane and Alicia both face that problem in "Open Source," while Alicia is also concerned with Jonathan and hey, a couple of people we've missed seeing surface again.

3D printers are fun, but like many things, can inevitably be used for both good and not so good. Such as the the case of Carsten Pope, who prints a gun which malfunctions and injures an innocent bystander. Florrick, Agos and Lockhart's newest cli...
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'The Good Wife' Gets Inside Alicia's Wild Thoughts

March 9th, 2015 9:05am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Mind's Eye' - Inside Alicia's
The Good Wife takes a right turn with this week's episode, "Mind's Eye," which as the title implies spends half of its time inside the head of Alicia Florrick. While Alicia's mind is racing with thoughts that are often funny and sometimes uncomfortable, back in the real world, a longtime nemesis is back to harangue Florrick, Agos & Lockhart just a little more.

Alicia has a massive interview with the conservative newspaper Editorial Board that everyone is convinced will be crucial to the State's Attorney's race, but she's also come down with laryngitis, so Jonathan (Steven Pasquale) orders ...
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'The Good Wife' At PaleyFest: Matt Czuchry Talks Cary In Season 6

March 8th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
'The Good Wife' At PaleyFest: Matt Czuchry Talks Cary In Season
The Good Wife finally joined the PaleyFest LA lineup on Saturday night, and we were on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre to quiz star Matt Czuchry about the ups and downs that his character, Cary Agos, has been through so far in the current season - as well as the one big change that's about to come his (and our) way.

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers if you are not caught up with the current season of The Good Wife.

The character of Cary may be the most changed over the entire run of the series, and he certainly was thrown for a loop during the first half of season six. Fan...
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'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Dark Money' - Horrible Bosses

March 2nd, 2015 7:36am EST
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Dark Money' - Horrible Bosses
The Good Wife is back, returning from its midseason break with another of its well-established recurring characters, a well-known special guest star, and, of course, more campaign drama. "Dark Money" is just one ring shy of a circus and underneath that, a slow start to the second half of the season.

The eccentric Colin Sweeney believes that a television program has based a character on him, using the "ripped from the headlines" phrase famously coined by Law & Order - hilariously, Dylan Baker plays both parts - and has enlisted Florrick, Agos and Lockhart to file suit on his behalf.

It's D...
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'The Good Wife' Recap: 'The Debate' - Political Showdown

January 12th, 2015 9:12am EST
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'The Debate' - Political Showd
Now that The Good Wife has answered the burning question hanging over it all season, it's time for the series to refocus on Alicia Florrick's campaign for State's Attorney. The political side of the show takes center stage in "The Debate," in which Alicia and Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce) finally go head-to-head, and her estranged husband Peter worries about a potential riot in the streets of Chicago.

The episode opens with a news report about two police officers facing a grand jury verdict over the death of a civilian - just minutes before Alicia goes on stage for her debate with Prady....
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'The Good Wife' Review: 'Hail Mary' - Desperate Times Lead To Surprises

January 5th, 2015 9:02am EST
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Hail Mary' - Desperate Times
After leaving us on a tear-jerker of an ending back in November, The Good Wife returns for the second half of its season with two of its principals heading on seemingly unstoppable courses in two opposite directions: one facing imminent time in prison, and the other continuing her campaign for political office. By the end of the episode, they both get surprises - and so do we.

Alicia's coughed up several thousand dollars to hire Bill Kroft (Domenick Lombardozzi, aka Herc from The Wire), a "prison consultant" who's supposed to prepare Cary for the next four years - two with good behavior - ...
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TV's 10 Best Female Characters Of 2014

December 27th, 2014 11:43am EST
Television's 10 Best Female Characters Of 2014
No more simple sidekicks. No more dopey love interests with no purpose other than mooning over the smoldering leading man. Female characters have come a long way. From the anti-hero badasses who don’t mind destroying lives if it means getting their way to intelligent, compassionate women with ambition, 2014 was home to dozens of amazing female characters. These women push boundaries, more than hold their own against their male counterparts, and entertain audiences all over.

While it was tough to narrow down the barrage of awesome women to a short list, we have the 10 best female characters...
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2014: Television's Most Shocking Moments

December 26th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Television's Most Shocking Moments Of 2014
Television creators, writers, and producers are constantly attempting to grab headlines with shocking moments that outdo their previous seasons and outshine the competition. 2014 was no different, with dozens of jaw dropping and instantly unforgettable twists and turns. Here are the top moments that made us gasp, cry, cheer, and stayed with us long after our screens went dark. Beware there are tons of spoilers to be found within.

The Good Wife’s Shocking Departure

Alicia Florrick and Will Gardner were meant to be. Typically, a television series introduces a love interest and then takes ...
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Best TV Shows Of 2014

December 17th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Best TV Shows Of 2014
Last week, we brought you the Best TV Moments Of 2014. But what about the best TV shows - the ones that didn't have just one or two good moments, but that impressed us all year long? What was going to make up for the end of Breaking Bad or the absence of Strike Back?

Here now then, is our list of the Best TV Shows Of 2014. In alphabetical order, we present to you the eight small-screen series that were at the top of their class, that were appointment television in our book and the reasons that lists like these are made.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the current season of tele...
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8 Great TV Moments From 2014

December 10th, 2014 2:04pm EST
Best TV Moments Of 2014: From 'The Good Wife' To 'The Newsroom'
2014 has been another interesting year for television, whether you're talking about the arrival of a new series or the reinvention of an existing hit show. There's been no shortage of buzzworthy happenings on the small screen, across all kinds of channels and genres, and they deserve a little applause.

It's time once again to recognize the best TV moments of the year and the people who made those moments happen. Below, we've selected the eight moments that still have us talking weeks or even months after they aired, in chronological order.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the cu...
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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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