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 .
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.Â 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
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,Â 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.Â To Read More Click Here .
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 .
No one can accuse CBSâ 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 âeveryone for a loop,â reveals executive producer Robert King, â[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.â Sheâs 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. âWe want to improve on what we did the first season,â says King. âWe want to continue to take chances, be contemporary, and push the envelope.â Sounds like Wife is well on its way to accomplishing all three. Wouldnât you agree? Source Here
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 .
"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 .
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 .
Over on Ken Tuckerâs TV blog, we have an eloquent, thought-provoking critique of last nightâs 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 DVRâd is itâs easy to lose track of where you are in the hour when you donât have a clock telling you itâs 10:59. There was a tiny part of me that didnât think it was time to end on the cliffhanger of whether Alicia would answer Willâs second call to hear his âplanâ or ignore the ring and step onstage to support Peter. (That was the part of me shouting a âDo not do it!â 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
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 TVGuide.com. "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 .