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'The Good Wife' exclusive: Season 2 kicks off with game-changing twist!

No one can accuse CBS’ The Good Wife of playing it safe in season 2. When the Emmy-nominated procedural returns this fall, Lockhart & Gardener will be in the midst of merging with another firm. The ensuing shakeup throws “everyone for a loop,” reveals executive producer Robert King, “[especially partners] Will [Josh Charles] and Diane [Christine Baranski]. And Alicia [Julianna Margulies], who thought she was [in the clear], once again has to prove herself in new surroundings.” She’s not the only one. Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) finds her private eye turf threatened by her counterpart at the new company. The character, Blake, is described as a thirtysomething hottie whose cynical attitude is offset by lots of humor and sexual charisma. Wife is also casting the role of Corey, the head of the new firm and a mentor of sorts to Alicia. “We want to improve on what we did the first season,” says King. “We want to continue to take chances, be contemporary, and push the envelope.” Sounds like Wife is well on its way to accomplishing all three. Wouldn’t you agree? Source Here

Emmy Nominations: Freshmen Series Glee, Modern Family Dominate

New faces and old veterans highlighted the prime-time Emmy nominations Thursday as freshmen series Glee , Modern Family and The Good Wife entered the ballot that includes The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien . Glee led all series with 19 nominations, followed by two-time defending drama series winner Mad Men with 17. HBO received a leading 101 nominations. The Fox hit, which earned lead comedy acting nominations for stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, is up for comedy series, alongside Modern Family , Curb Your Enthusiasm , Nurse Jackie , The Office and three-time defending champion 30 Rock . In the drama series race, The Good Wife and Mad Men will face off against Breaking Bad , Dexter , Lost and True Blood . O'Brien, who entered his Tonight Show for Emmy consideration himself, nabbed a nomination for comedy/variety series, while The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - submitted by NBC - was snubbed. The Emmys air on NBC this year. To Read More Click Here .

TV ratings: 'Got Talent,' but not NBC, leads Tuesday

"America's Got Talent" was the most-watched show on TV Tuesday night, but NBC didn't win the night because the rest of its lineup was pretty soft. The total-viewer title went to CBS, which drew 7.9 million people and a 5.3 rating/9 share in households for the night. NBC (6.4 million, 3.9/7) came in second, a little ahead of FOX (6.2 million, 3.6/6). ABC finished fourth with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.0/5, and The CW (1.05 million, 0.7/1) was at the back of the pack. FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.7 rating, beating NBC's 2.0. ABC took third with a 1.7, followed by CBS, 1.2, and The CW, 0.4. To Read More Click here .

Top Moments: Lost Lets Go, 24 Moves On and Idol Says Goodbye

Season finales provided a lot of healthy closure this week, at least according to our shrink Mitzi Cohen-McGinty, Ph.D. She says that The Biggest Loser is not just about how we look on the outside. She praised Glee for showing us that there is no "right" when it comes to the relationship between a child and the mother who gave her up for adoption. She thinks Jack and Chloe are totally 24's most codependent coworkers, so it's good that they've decided to spend some time apart. And finally, according to Dr. Cohen-McGinty, Lost's season finale is just a metaphor for the journey to self-actualization that we all must take - except, you know, while we're still truckin' on this mortal coil - and preferably from the couch of her stately Upper West Side salon. Welcome to Top Moments: Everybody in Therapy Edition. To Read More Click Here .

The Good Wife' finale phone call: Reactions wanted

Over on Ken Tucker’s TV blog, we have an eloquent, thought-provoking critique of last night’s season 1 finale of The Good Wife. Here, I just want to know what you were doing while watching those final moments (relive them again below). Me, I was laying on my couch, literally kicking and screaming. The beauty/danger of watching a show you DVR’d is it’s easy to lose track of where you are in the hour when you don’t have a clock telling you it’s 10:59. There was a tiny part of me that didn’t think it was time to end on the cliffhanger of whether Alicia would answer Will’s second call to hear his “plan” or ignore the ring and step onstage to support Peter. (That was the part of me shouting a “Do not do it!” warning at the TV, willing the episode not to stop there, and kicking the sofa cushion because, of course, deep down I love that the writers got me to that unglued place.) What was your reaction? I also found myself wondering if Will opened that $8,000 wine for liquid courage (if so, I hope he drank more than a sip) or because you only open a bottle like that on a special occasion - and manning up, at that moment, counted. Source & Video

The Good Wife: Will Alicia Choose Peter or Will?

Her husband is out of prison, but Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) hardly has reason to celebrate. On the season finale of The Good Wife, airing Tuesday at 10/9c on CBS, Alicia must decide whether to stand by her husband Peter (Chris Noth) as he prepares to re-enter the political arena after a sex scandal. "With Peter's exoneration, the question will turn toward whether politics makes him that way or whether there's something in him himself," series co-creator and executive producer Robert King tells "With him possibly wanting to run again, Alicia faces the idea of, 'Even if I do forgive my husband, does that mean that he will always make these same mistakes?'" Alicia also has to figure out if her heart lies with someone else: her old law school friend and boss Will (Josh Charles). Since their passionate kiss earlier this season, however, Will has met someone else: law student Giada Cabrini (Karen Olivo). "As they've said, they have bad timing," King says. To Read More Click Here .

TV Tonight: What's On Tuesday 5/25

Holy GaGa! The Glee gang takes on hits like "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face," not to mention a whole slew of GaGa's signature outfits. Also, Lee & Crystal duke it out for the American Idol crown on Fox, while the coveted mirrorball trophy is finally handed to this season's Dancing with the Stars champ on ABC! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c American Idol on Fox NCIS on CBS -- season finale! The Biggest Loser on NBC -- season finale! 9/8c Glee on Fox Dancing with the Stars on ABC -- season finale! NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS -- season finale! 10/9c Parenthood -- season finale! The Good Wife on CBS -- season finale! Justified on FX Law & Order: Criminal Intent on USA Network The Hills on MTV 10:30/9:30c The City on MTV Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?

The Good Wife Season Finale Preview: Who Will Alicia Choose?

Tuesday's season finale of The Good Wife will come down to revenge and relationships. First, the revenge: Matt Czuchry says his character of Cary will take on Alicia, Will and Diane as part of Childs' team. 'It's a great set-up for next season,' he told 'It's going to up the competition. And [taking a job with Glenn] it's such a direct F-U to Alicia.' As for the relationships, Alicia will be faced with the decision she's been weighing for weeks: remain by Peter's side as he runs again for office, or take a chance with Will? The following promo for "Running" hypes this installment, as do the episode stills below it... Source & Preview

TV Ratings: FOX cries 'Hallelujah' Tuesday

As "American Idol" enters the home stretch, it continues to pull in stronger ratings than it had been previously, and Tuesday's performance brought FOX the total viewers crown, barely edging its chief rival CBS. FOX nabbed 14.9 million viewers and an 8.6 rating/13 share, just ahead of CBS' 14.3 million and 9.0/15. ABC followed with a 9.8 million, 6.1/10, then NBC with 7.6 million, 4.6/7 and then The CW in last with 1.3 million, 0.8/1. The adult demo flocked to FOX, which led with a 5.7. ABC and NBC tied for second with a 3.0 each, then CBS, 2.9 and The CW, 0.6. To Read More Click Here .

THE GOOD WIFE "Hybristophilia" Episode 22 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out some images of THE GOOD WIFE "Hybristophilia" Episode 22 Tuesday May 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: Eli Gold works on getting Peter's charges dropped, and Alicia defends Colin Sweeney, (Dylan Baker, "Ugly Betty"), a client and accused wife killer, who claims self defense after she finds him handcuffed to a dead woman, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, May 18 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview