In the series premiere, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), a politician's wife, resumes her career as a defense attorney after her husband is jailed for corruption. Her first case is the retrial of a woman accused of murdering her spouse. The first trial ended with the jury deadlocked. Alicia is told by her new boss to stick with the firm's original strategy, but she decides not to do so when more evidence surfaces. Watch & Discuss: Watch The Good Wife Season 1, Episode 1 - 'Pilot' Read The Good Wife's Review Season 1, Episode 1 - 'Pilot'
* NCIS: Los Angeles (9/8c CBS) This drama has the distinction of being a spin-off from a spin-off (NCIS, which had its start in JAG), but that's not the only intriguing thing about it. Topping the list would be the pairing of LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell, who team up as undercover agents with the NCIS Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles. In the two-part NCIS episode that introduced the characters, agent G. Callen (O'Donnell) was shot at the end. In the series opener, he returns to work four months later and joins the team on a kidnapping case. * The Good Wife (10/9c CBS) Julianna Margulies is excellent as Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced politician, in a top-drawer drama that also boasts a first-rate supporting cast, which includes Chris Noth, Christine Baranski and Josh Charles. In tonight's stellar pilot, Alicia's philandering husband (Noth) is jailed for corruption, which forces her to resume her career as a defense attorney in order to support her family. But it's been 13 years since Alicia last tried a case, and her first one back is a doozy. It's a retrial of a woman accused of murdering her husband. * Warehouse 13 (9/8c Syfy )' Considering the power - and problems - linked to items stored in Warehouse 13, it's a bit scary to imagine what would happen to those oddities if they ended up for bid. Roger Rees, who is ingrained in our pop-culture psyche as Sam Malone's nemesis on Cheers and a British ambassador in The West Wing, returns as James MacPherson, an antagonist-turned-auctioneer in the first-season finale. * The Forgotten (TV) (10/9c ABC) Christian Slater fans will no doubt hope this series is more memorable to viewers than his short-lived stint on My Own Worst Enemy . Slater, who achieved fame as Winona Ryder's psychotic boyfriend in Heathers, returns to TV to head up a network of volunteers who try to ID victims of unsolved murders. In the crime drama's debut, the group tries to put a name on remains recovered from the woods. * Hell's Kitchen (8/7c Fox) The seven remaining contenders took last week off (Suzanne, in particular, needed a break after her near-death experience at the Sept. 22 elimination), but they're likely to make up for it in this two-hour episode, when the red and blue teams merge.They get a virtual tour of the Whistler, B.C., resort that will host Winter Olympics fans next year. Guest judges include Winter Olympic medalists Sasha Cohen and Jonny Moseley. After all of tonight's judging, the field will be down to five. Source Here
Watch a sneak peek of the season premiere of The Good Wife "Pilot" from CBS which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Synopsis: After having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration, Alicia is assigned her first case - a straightforward retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband. Since her firm successfully deadlocked the first jury, sticking to the same strategy should work again, but Alicia soon discovers that she has a real fight on her hands, on the series premiere of THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here
Julianna Margulies slapped Chris Noth three times for the scene in the CBS pilot in which The Good Wife goes bad. In a good way. The first time, she didn't hit him hard enough. The second time, the camera was off. The third time, she left a red welt on his face. "Chris Noth is so great," she said at press tour for the Television Critics Association. "He's like, 'Oh, please, I've been hit so many times.' " In the new CBS drama, Margulies plays a wife and mother who re-enters the work force as an attorney after her husband (Noth) lands in jail following an embarrassing political corruption scandal. Co-created by husband-wife team Robert and Michelle King, the series was inspired by recent political scandals, Robert King said. "It was right after a flurry of scandals where the politician's trajectory seemed pretty predictable," Robert King said. "Usually there was a resignation and then a period of time when they reflected, and then they tried to get back right in the spotlight. So what interested us more was the politician's wife's trajectory because it seemed much less certain, much more interesting, because how do you really remake your life when everybody seems to have an opinion about how you should remake your life?" Continue reading
Take a first look at the season premiere of The Good Wife "Pilot" from CBS which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Synopsis: After having to return to work following her husband's corruption scandal and incarceration, Alicia is assigned her first case - a straightforward retrial of a woman accused of murdering her ex-husband. Since her firm successfully deadlocked the first jury, sticking to the same strategy should work again, but Alicia soon discovers that she has a real fight on her hands, on the series premiere of THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, Sept. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). To Read More Click Here .
CBS will start its Fall 2009 season after mid September, putting "Survivor" as the opener. The Samoa edition of the survival game will kick off on Thursday, September 17 at 8/7c. On a later date, " Survivor " will be attached to "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "The Mentalist" at 9/8c and 10/9c respectively. The second wave of premiere begins on Monday, September 21 with half-hour comedies like "How I Met Your Mother" and the newbie "Accidentally on Purpose". Meanwhile "NCIS: Los Angeles" debuts its series after a lead-in from the original series on Tuesday, September 22. "Medium" which was ditched by NBC is coming Friday, September 25 right after the fifth season premiere of "Ghost Whisperer". The latest to have its premiere, meanwhile, is the new medical drama "Three Rivers" which only airs effectively on October 4 at 9/8c. Thursday, Sept. 17 8:00-9:00 P.M. " Survivor: Samoa " (19th installment premiere) Monday, Sept. 21 8:00-8:30 P.M. " How I Met Your Mother " (5th season premiere) 8:30-9:00 P.M. " Accidentally on Purpose " (series debut) 9:00-9:30 P.M. "Two and a Half Men" (7th season premiere) 9:30-10:00 P.M. " The Big Bang Theory " (3rd season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " CSI: Miami " (8th season premiere) Tuesday, Sept. 22 8:00-9:00 P.M. " NCIS : Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (7th season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " NCIS: Los Angeles " (series debut) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " The Good Wife " (series debut) Wednesday, Sept. 23 8:00-8:30 pm " The New Adventures of Old Christine " (5th season premiere) 8:30-9:00 P.M. " Gary Unmarried " (2nd season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Criminal Minds " (5th season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " CSI: NY " (6th season premiere) Thursday, Sept. 24 9:00-10:00 P.M. " CSI : Crime Scene Investigation" (10th season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " The Mentalist " (2nd season premiere) Friday, Sept. 25 8:00-9:00 P.M. " Ghost Whisperer " (5th season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Medium " (network debut) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " Numb3rs " (6th season premiere) Sunday, Sept. 27 7:00-8:00 P.M. " 60 Minutes " (42nd season premiere) 8:00-10:00 P.M. " The Amazing Race " (15th edition premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " Cold Case " (7th season premiere) Sunday, Oct. 4 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Three Rivers " (series debut) Source Here
Declaring itself as "America's Most Watched Network", CBS has launched a promo for its Fall 2009 line-up. A video is released to welcome the network's new series such as " Accidentally on Purpose ", " NCIS: Los Angeles ", " The Good Wife ", " Three Rivers " and NBC-dumped " Medium ". The Fall promo is utilizing Black Eyed Peas' new single "I Gotta Feeling" which has the line "I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good (good) night". The executive vice president of CBS Marketing Group, Ron Scalera, said previously that they wanted to achieve "a positive message" to lead their summerlong promotional campaign. "The Black Eyed Peas know how to make hits, and we know their music can help us make some hits of our own," Ron added. The promotional effort was first aired by CBS during the Sunday, June 7 telecast of 63rd Annual Tony Awards, introducing also the network's new slogan "Only CBS". Source & Promo
Law & Order: SVU: There's still no deal in place for Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni to return next season, but I hear talks are "moving in the right direction." Greek : Kadeem Hardison ( A Different World ) has been cast as Ashleigh's father, Brian Howard, in a season 3 episode. Pops arrives on campus to spend Father-Daughter Weekend at the ZBZ sorority with Ash. Gilmore Girls : Nope, the show isn't returning. And I don't have an update on a possible movie. I do, however, have good news for fans of Gilmore guy Matt Czuchry. The pilot for his new CBS legal drama, The Good Wife , doesn't suck. Like, at all. (Watch a clip here .) Blind item: The coolest casting coup in recent memory was supposed to be finalized this week. Now I'm hearing it's not happening at all. The only hint I can give you is that it involves an actress we adore and a show we're obsessed with. And no, this is not a follow-up to my Summer Glau- Dollhouse story. Source
New shows that looked good enough for a fall pick-up are fine-tuning their casts before going into production. For starters, CSI alum Louise Lombard will not be making the trek to NCIS: Los Angeles, despite having appeared in the two NCIS episodes that served as a backdoor pilot. The spin-off instead will recast its female lead. Similarly, says the Hollywood Reporter, CBS' Three Rivers is on the hunt for a new head of transplant surgery, now that the decision has been made to replace Julia Ormond. Any ladies out there want to work with Alex O'Loughlin...? Recent Lostie Reiko Aylesworth can forget about being part of The Forgotten, as the ABC drama is recasting not just her amateur detective but also the lead character played by British actor Rupert Penry-Jones. The Good Wife, starring Julianna Margulies as a lawyer forced back to work when her hubby (Chris Noth) is imprisoned, has to divorce itself from Gillian Jacobs. Jacobs was recurring on the CBS drama, but has a series regular gig on the new NBC comedy Community. And speaking of comedies, NBC's 100 Questions will be replacing Amir Talai (The Ex List), who in the pilot played the dating service rep who works with Sophie Winkleman's Charlotte. Well-placed sources tell me Louise Lombard is available. Source
The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit. Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary (Matt Czuchry), a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that's available. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), the firm's tough in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny. Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Robert King, Michelle King, Dee Johnson and David Zucker are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Source & Video