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Jennifer Carpenter on The Good Wife

There are no guns in sight and nary a cuss word to be heard when Jennifer Carpenter — best known as Dexter 's foulmouthed cop sister Debra — guest stars as a religious Republican professor on the December 4 episode of CBS' The Good Wife .

The Good Wife Teaser: Diane Knows!

Even The Good Wife can produce an uneven, subpar episode. Such was the case with this week's " Death Row Trip ." But I'm already excited over net week's "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," partly because that is one awesome episode title. But also because the installment will feature Diane confronting Will over his affair with Alicia. Look for one partner to issue an ultimatum to the other in order to protect the firm. Elsewhere, as previewed below, Eli's confidence will get shaken and Alicia and Will will try a case in front of a military judge.

TV ratings: Patriots-Jets gives NBC a Sunday win, 'Once Upon a Time' steady for ABC

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011NBC cruised to a ratings win Sunday as its "Sunday Night Football" game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets scored typically strong numbers (though not quite as big as last week). "Once Upon a Time" continued its remarkably steady run for ABC, and "Desperate Housewives" improved a little as well.NBC brought in 15.8 million viewers and a 10.1 rating/15 share in households for the night (numbers that will change some with the live NFL telecast). CBS (10.9 million, 7.1/10) was up a little bit in viewers from last week and finished second. FOX, which got a boost from late-afternoon NFL games bleeding into primetime, took third with 8.9 million viewers and a 5.5/9, while ABC came in at 8.4 million viewers and a 5.3/8.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.8 rating, finishing two full points ahead of FOX's 3.8. ABC came in third...

THE GOOD WIFE “Here Comes Santa” Season 3 Episode 8

THE GOOD WIFE  "Here Comes Santa" Season 3 Episode 8  airs Sunday November 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television  Network. Episode Synopsis:  Alicia races to win a stay of execution for a guilty man who has information which will keep another client from a murder conviction. Meanwhile, Eli tries to get ahead of a client’s potential scandal and Kalinda may have met her match, on THE GOOD WIFE , Sunday, Nov. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Journalist and political commentator Chris Matthews guest stars as himself. Read More...

The Good Wife Episode Preview: On Death Row

Fresh off an episode centered around terrorism , The Good Wife will dive right back into another contentious topic this Sunday night: death row. Look for Alicia to attempt to garner a stay of execution for a guilty man because he actually possesses information that could keep another one of her clients from a murder conviction. This is complicated stuff, practicing law. Elsewhere, Eli will race to stay ahead of a client's potential scandal and MSNBC's Chris Matthews will make a cameo as himself.

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' solid again Sunday, NFL scores for NBC

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011"Once Upon a Time" is proving to be a very consistent performer early in its life on ABC. The show posted solid ratings for the third week in a row Sunday, beating everything that wasn't the Ravens-Steelers game in its timeslot. The news wasn't as good for the rest of ABC's lineup, though, as "Desperate Housewives" was off a bit from last week and "Pan Am" was flat in adults 18-49 and down a tick in viewers.Elsewhere, "Sunday Night Football" gave NBC another victory for the night, while FOX also got a bump from NFL games bleeding into primetime -- although "Allen Gregory" continued to struggle. CBS was its usual steady self.Network numbers coming shortly. Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: NFL overrun/"The OT" (21.2 million viewers, 12.2/19 households)CBS: "60 Minutes" (13.7 million, 8.6/13)NBC: "Football Night in America" (7.85 million, 4.8/7)ABC: "Once Upon a Time" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)18-49...

THE GOOD WIFE “Executive Order #13224? Season 3 Episode 7

THE GOOD WIFE  "Executive Order #13224? Season 3  Episode 7 airs Sunday November 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network . Episode Synopsis:  Alicia worries that she will break confidentiality when the Treasury Department forces her to report on her latest client, while Peter reluctantly digs into Will’s past transgressions, on "THE GOOD WIFE," Sunday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Carrie Preston (" True Blood ") guest stars as Elsbeth Tascioni, Peter’s former lawyer. Read More...

The Good Wife Preview: What is Executive Order 13224?

The Good Wife didn't produce its best episode of the season this week, that's for certain. Read my problems with it in this review of "Affairs of State." But the following preview and synopsis for next Sunday's "Executive Order 13224" are awfully promising. Carrie Preston will guest star as an attorney who actually defends Alicia because the Treasury Department gets involved in a case with a suspected terrorist, while Peter stars digging into Will's past. What might he find there? View the CBS promo for the upcoming installment now.

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' holds up well Sunday, Eagles-Cowboys leads night

Fast national ratings for Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011ABC got encouraging second-week ratings from "Once Upon a Time" Sunday. The new drama fell a little in total viewers from its premiere but matched its solid adults 18-49 rating. The news wasn't as good for "Allen Gregory": FOX's new animated series debuted to somewhat soft ratings, despite a better-than-usual "Simpsons" lead-in.NBC averaged 16.8 million viewers and a 10.1 rating/16 share in households to lead Sunday night, beating out the 14.5 million viewers and 9.1/14 for CBS. Both networks were affected by live NFL coverage, so their numbers will change some. ABC (7.9 million, 5.0/8) came in third. FOX trailed with 5.6 million viewers and a 3.2/5.NBC dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 6.7 rating, finishing three points ahead of No. 2 CBS (3.7). FOX scored a 2.7 in the demo to beat out ABC (2.5) for third place....

The Good Wife Photos: Carrie Preston Returns in Episode 3.07

In this week's episode of The Good Wife , Alicia and her new associate, Caitlin, defended a Taiwanese national against a murder charge.  The case was a tangled mess about diplomatic immunity.  Eli called upon his ex-wife for assistance, as she has connections with the State Department.  In return, she asked him to vet her history as she was considering running for office.  Kalinda learned that his ex-wife actually slept with a relative of Osama Bin Ladin during their marriage.  Meanwhile, Cary had a dalliance with one of his colleagues and Matan continued to find ways to make his work life increasingly more difficult.  But Peter recognized Cary's contributions in the end and awarded him an amazing office. In the November 6 episode of The Good Wife, Carrie Preston returns for another guest appearance.  In the episode, the Treasury Secretary (guest star Bob Balaban) calls upon Alicia to report on her latest client.  But Alicia is concerned about breaking confidentiality rules so she hires Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston) to protect her rights.  Meanwhile, Peter decides to go digging into Will's past to uncover his secrets and transgressions. Click the arrows above to view photos for the November 6 episode of The Good Wife.