News for The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox to Guest-Star on The Good Wife

Five-time Emmy winner Michael J. Fox has signed on to guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Good Wife, CBS announced Friday. Fox will play Simon Canning, a shrewd and cynical litigator who goes up against Alicia (Julianna Margulies) in a massive class action case. According to CBS' description of the character, Simon is "willing to use anything in court, including symptoms of his neurological condition, to create sympathy for his otherwise unsympathetic client: a giant pharmaceutical company." To Read More Click Here .

Mamie Gummer Returning to The Good Wife

Before she heads to ABC's mid-season Off the Map, Mamie Gummer will reprise her role as prosecutor Nancy Crozier on The Good Wife, has learned. The 27-year-old actress, and daughter of Meryl Streep, will return in the fourth episode of the season. After working on opposite sides of a murder case last season, Nancy and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) will team up as co-counsels representing a DJ and security team who are being sued for a fatal stampede at a rave concert. Gummer will next star in Shonda Rhimes' new series Off the Map, about a medical clinic in South America. The series is scheduled to debut midseason on ABC. The Good Wife's sophomore season premieres on CBS, Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c. Source Here

The Good Wife Executive Producer Says Alicia's Ties to Peter Will Be Problematic in Season 2

Has Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) found her groove? When we left Alicia at the end of Season 1, her financially distraught firm had found a life preserver in attorney Derrick Bond (Michael Ealy), and her husband, Peter (Chris Noth), had been acquitted and released from jail. But things won't stay peaceful for long, executive producer David W. Zucker tells Alicia's confidence continues to grow, "but she's going to be confronted with a whole new intensity of challenges" when The Good Wife returns next month, he says. One of her bigger hurdles will be her newfound partnership with Derrick's firm, which will bring many road bumps to the new Lockhart, Gardner and Bond. To Read More Click Here .

Anika Noni Rose and Bobby Steggert to Guest Star on The Good Wife

Throughout the first season of The Good Wife, we sung the praises of this CBS drama. Now, a new pair of guest stars will sort of be doing the same! Anika Noni Rose and Bobby Steggert, both veterans of Broadway and both Tony Award nominees, have signed on to appear in the same episode of the Julianna Marguiles hit. The network won't reveal anything about Rose's character, but we can confirm that Steggert will play the son of a deceased man who had been the suspect in a series of sniper attacks. The Good Wife returns with new episodes on September 28. Early in its second season, viewers will also meet Alicia's gay brother, played by Rubicon star Dallas Roberts. Source Here

Good Wife Casts Role That "Immediately Impacts" Alicia, Executive Producer Says

Viewers are quite familiar with Alicia's marriage and children on The Good Wife, but little is known about the litigator's background. Look for that to change when her gay brother, Owen, visits next season and makes his presence felt right away. "I think [creators and executive producers] Robert and Michelle [King] came up with a very sort of compelling and surprising way to introduce her brother into the world that immediately impacts [her] and Peter, and then gets us to explore a little bit of what their history was and how it pertains to their future," executive producer David W. Zucker tells us. To Read More Click Here .

CBS Announces Fall Schedule & Premiere Dates!

Finally, the last of the big networks releases their Fall premiere schedule! From old favorites like How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory (on its new day!) to new series like $#*! My Dad Says , the new fall line-up is sure to deliver! Check out the schedule below: Wednesday, Sept. 15 8/7c: Survivor: Nicaragua Monday, Sept. 20 8/7c: How I Met Your Mother 8:30/7:30c: Rules of Engagement 9/8c: Two and a Half Men 9:30/8:30c: Mike & Molly 10/9c: Hawaii Five-O Tuesday, Sept. 21 8/7c: NCIS 9/8c: NCIS: Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 22 9/8c: Criminal Minds 10/9c: The Defenders Thursday, Sept. 23 8/7c: The Big Bang Theory 8:30/7:30c: $#*! My Dad Says 9/8c: CSI 10/9c: The Mentalist Friday, Sept. 24 8/7c: Medium 9/8c: CSI: NY 10/9c: Blue Bloods Saturday, Sept. 25 10/9c: 48 Hour Mystery Sunday, Sept. 26 7:30/6:30c: 60 Minutes 8:30/7:30c: The Amazing Race 10/9c: Undercover Boss Tuesday, Sept. 28 10/9c: The Good Wife Sunday, Oct. 3 10/9c: CSI: Miami For more info on upcoming new fall series, check out our Fall TV Preview page !

'The Good Wife' exclusive: 'FNL' grad Scott Porter to romance Kalinda?

This doesn't happen often: One of my favorite actors has scored one of the coolest roles on one of TV's best dramas. Friday Night Lights MVP Scott Porter is joining CBS The Good Wife as a professional and perhaps personal foil to Archie Punjabi's sexually ambiguous Kalinda, sources confirm to me exclusively. To Read More Click Here .

'Good Wife' exclusive: 'FlashForward' alum Michael Ealy named partner!

Time to update the signage at Lockhart & Gardner! Sources confirm to me exclusively that Michael Ealy (FlashForward, Sleeper Cell) is joining the cast of CBS's The Good Wife as Derrick Bond, the head of the D.C. firm that's merging with Will and Diane's cash-strapped outfit. Per the initial casting breakdown, Derrick is described as a casual, soft-spoken attorney whose egalitarian beliefs seem at odds with Will and Diane's self-serving practices. However, under his pleasant and unassuming exterior, he has a steel-trap mind and can outmaneuver his most cunning adversaries and/or associates. Deeply impressed with Alicia's quiet competence, he becomes her newest mentor. Ealy is set to appear in at least 10 episodes of Good Wife's upcoming second season. As I reported last week, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard is also joining the show's season 2 ensemble as a colleague of Cary's. Source Here

The Good Wife Season Two Spoilers: Merge Ahead!

As if the anticipation of who Alicia chooses - Will or Peter? - isn't enough of a reason for you to tune in to The Good Wife next season, producer Robert King has teased new episodes with this major scoop: Lockhart & Gardener will merge with another firm. Such a major development will throw everyone for a loop, King told Entertainment Weekly, 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. To Read More Click Here .

'The Good Wife' retains Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard to play [spoiler alert]

In what marks the first significant piece of casting for The Good Wife's sophomore season, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard is joining the hit CBS drama as one of Glen Childs' underlings and a confidante to Cary (Matt Czuchry). Described as a fair-minded assistant state's attorney who looks more like an indie-band drummer than a lawyer, Blanchard's character - who will likely recur - befriends the department's newest employee, Cary (who joined Childs camp after getting pink-slipped by Will and Diane in the finale). Blanchard, whose credits include Guiding Light and Broadway's Gypsy: A Musical Fable, won rave reviews and an Emmy award for her transcendent portrayal of a young Judy Garland in the 2001 ABC miniseries Me and My Shadows. (I never understood why Shadows didn't make her a bigger star.) To Read More Click Here .