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The Good Wife Episode Promo: Welcome, Matthew Perry!

From Michael J. Fox to Matthew Perry. Can The Good Wife do guest stars right or not?!? Following an episode that saw Alicia use Fox's Louis Canning for leverage at work, our favorite female attorney will square off against another famous foe on "Blue Ribbon Panel," as Perry makes his first appearance in the role of Mike Kresteva, the chairman of a panel looking into a police shooting. Don't look for this lawyer to be so friendly, however, as the following CBS trailer makes clear:

The Good Wife Preview: Matthew Perry Guest Stars in Episode 3.19

This week's episode of The Good Wife saw Alicia securing herself a bonus and managing to pull a switcheroo on Louis Canning (guest star Michael J. Fox).  After Canning got involved in a lawsuit involving a Lockhart Gardner client suing a snowmobile manufacturer, he once again offered Alicia a position.  Desperate to secure more money so that she could afford to buy her old house, she approached Diane about the offer, asking if the firm could match it.  While some of the other partners didn't want to single Alicia out for a raise, Diane used her managing partner authority to grant Alicia a bonus.  Also, she and Kalinda have somewhat reconciled, with the understanding that their relationship cannot be what it once was, but needs to involve a rebuilding of trust. Read More...

TV ratings: NCAA tournament runs long, 'OUAT,' 'Celebrity Apprentice' down

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 18, 2012CBS' "The Amazing Race" got a bit of a boost this week over last Sunday's numbers, while ABC's "Once Upon a Time" dipped with total number of viewers -- most likely due to the NCAA basketball tournament running over by almost an hour and bumping shows from their time slots. However, the fairy-tale show did manage to pick up some more 18-49-year-old viewers this week, winning the demographic for the time slot.Also down a bit was NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," though it did tie with "GCB" -- also down this week -- for most viewers in the 18-49 demo for the 10 p.m. hour.CBS got the top spot among total viewers for the evening, averaging 9.7 million and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households for the night. ABC (7.5 million, 4.6/8) came in second ahead of NBC (6.4 million, 4.2/7) and FOX (4.3 million, 2.4/4).In the adults 18-49...

Top Moments: Desperate Housewives' Tragic Death and Walking Dead's Zombie Shocker

Our top moments of the week: 13. Best Wigging Out: The Real Housewives of Orange County get together for an '80s party and — surprise! — there's drama when Slade stops by, just days after ripping Vicki and calling her ugly in his stand-up act. Vicki, complete with big hair, gets up to leave, telling Slade that her parents think she's beautiful and that she has never been mean to him. When Gretchen brings up Vicki's "deadbeat dad" comments about Slade, as well as Vicki's new boyfriend's own problems with paying child support in the past, a full-blown argument breaks out. Neon colors have never made us more depressed. 12. Best Reality Check: On Life's Too Short , Ricky Gervais calls up his Office pal Steve Carell to see if he'll do a guest spot on Gervais' new project. Carell only agrees to "consider" the role, which...

The Good Wife “Gloves Come Off” Season 3 Episode 18

The Good Wife  "Gloves Come Off" Season 3  Episode 18  airs Sunday March 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television  Network. Episode Synopsis:  Alicia once again faces Louis Canning in court, but recent financial concerns lead her to reconsider his standing job offer. Meanwhile, Diane takes charge in her personal life, on "THEGOOD WIFE ," Sunday, March 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television. Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning. Bryan Brown ("The Thornbirds") returns as Jack Copeland and Gary Cole returns as Kurt McVeigh. Read More...  

The Good Wife: Series Renewal Means More Law, Love and Political Liaisons

Fans of The Good Wife can officially rejoice: the show has been renewed for a fourth season!  For people who have followed The Good Wife for years, this news shouldn’t be surprising (though, admittedly, welcomed), but for those who strictly track ratings, this show can often be found "on the bubble."  Why?  Your guess is as good as mine.  The Good Wife has everything going for it, including an undeniable knack for drama, charm and wit, all rolled into a tidy package earmarked for endlessly enjoyable Sunday nights.  Okay, that could be the only downfall of the show: Its Sunday night time slot often results in scheduling conflicts on the east coast, caused by everything from football to golf (seriously… golf?  The only thing that could be worse would be being delayed by bowling… or billiards).  While the delays can be frustrating, it hasn’t deterred diehard fans one bit. Read More...

Julianna Margulies Talks Matthew Perry Joining 'The Good Wife'

On the same day that CBS announced a whole slew of renewals, including the critical darling "The Good Wife," series star Julianna Margulies appeared on " Anderson " (Weeknights, 4 p.m. ET on Fox). There she talked about how she helped orchestrate Matthew Perry jumping on board the legal drama for an eight episode run. All it took was Perry telling her he was interested. The two bumped into one another at a Halloween party, and Perry told her " The Good Wife " was his favorite show and telling her he wanted to be on it. It's probably something actors hear a lot from fellow actors, but they don't always mean it. But Margulies immediately pounced on the idea. "If you say that, I will do something about it, so are you sure?" she asked him. And when he said he was, the very next day she was on the phone with the show's producers helping to make it happen, slotting Perry into a role they were already developing. She said it took him about three days to get back into the rhythm of the long shooting hours that come with a weekly series, but he settled back in nicely. Fans can look forward to Perry's first appearance with the episode airing Sunday, March 25. Julianna Margulies stars in "The Good Wife," airing at 9 p.m. Sundays on CBS. "Anderson" is syndicated nationally. Check local listings for channel and time. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

CBS Announces Multiple Show Renewals: The Good Wife, Undercover Boss, Blue Bloods & More!

CBS has decided to be first up to the plate for renewals of its shows (not including The CW, who only renewed America's Next Top Model ).  The network has announced that many of its shows will be returning in the fall, including: Blue Bloods: The show, starring Tom Selleck, will return for its third season in the fall.  Even on Friday nights, the series averages 10.4 million viewers. The Good Wife: The series' ratings may have dropped since its move to Sunday nights (now averaging about 10 million viewers), but the Julianna Margulies led drama has been renewed for a fourth seson. Criminal Minds: This long-running series averaged 11.6 million viewers this past season and will return for its eighth season in the fall. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Ted Danson took over one of the lead roles this season, but the show is still averaging over 10 million viewers and will return for a thirteenth season. NCIS: It shouldn't be a surprise that this Mark Harmon series will return for its tenth season.  It continues to be the highest rated scripted show on primetime, averaging 17.7 million viewers this past season. NCIS: LA : The spinoff starring LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell doesn't perform as well as the original, but it's average this season of 14.8 million viewers is nothing to scoff at.  The show has been renewed for a fourth season on CBS. The Mentalist: The Simon Baker series averaged 12 million viewers this past season and has been given a fifth season renewal. Person of Interest : The freshman drama starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson has been given a second season.  The series averages about 12 million viewers. 2 Broke Girls: The freshman comedy averages nearly 11 million viewers on Monday nights and will return for a second season. Hawaii Five-O: The Monday night drama will be returning for a third season in the fall and currently averages 9.8 million viewers. Mike and Molly: The Melissa McCarthy led comedy will return for a fourth season and currently averages nearly 11 million viewers. Reality Show: CBS has also renewed Undercover Boss and The Amazing Race . News Programs : Renewals were also given to veteran news programs 60 Minutes and 48 Hours Mystery. Unknowns: The Patrick Wilson drama, A Gifted Man , and the Poppy Montgomery series, Unforgettable, have not yet received renewals.  Their futures are currently uncertain.  Apparently talks are also taking place on the fate of Two and a Half Men. Already Renewed: How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory were already given multi-season renewals, so they will return next season.  The same applies to Survivor.

Sneak Peek: Matthew Perry Meets The Good Wife

On March 25, Matthew Perry begins a multi-episode arc on CBS' The Good Wife as hotshot Chicago attorney Mike Kresteva. Producers Robert and Michelle King wanted the character "to be more charming and charismatic than Alicia's previous adversaries" and Perry, a self-professed fan of the show, was on the top of their list.

The Good Wife's Great Guests

Even by the CBS drama's lofty standards, this week's roster of visiting performers was impressive: Dylan Baker reprised his Emmy-nominated role as venture capitalist and unlikely ladykiller Colin Sweeney, this time accused of sexually harassing — and impregnating — a former employee (Morena Baccarin, on leave from Homeland ).  Opposing Alicia Florrick and Co. was Grey's Anatomy mom (and Richard Burton's daughter) Kate Burton, and presiding was the honorable Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth. Read More...