As a vital cog in the The Good Wife cast, Josh Charles plays Will Gardner. He's Alicia's friend, boss... and maybe something more. When asked by Entertainment Weekly if he could have predicted the kind of success and critical acclaim this show has received in its first season, the actor replied: no way. "I knew it had a great cast. But other than that, what else do you know? You're sort of jumping into this ship," Charles said. "The things that I was able to tell you come out of talking to [co-creator Robert King] about the character and getting more a sense myself of the character." To Read More Click Here .
There are so many things to dissect in last night's episode of The Good Wife (check out Ken Tucker's recap). But naturally, it's 'the phone call' - and specifically, the line Will (Josh Charles) said off-camera that caused Alicia (Julianna Margulies) to respond 'Will, don't say that please' while discussing the post-kiss weird place they're inhabiting - that I zeroed in on. Since a few of you were also wondering what he said, I asked. According to cocreator Robert King, in their minds, it would be something like this.. To Read More Click Here .
CBS' legal drama The Good Wife has been gaining much success since its premiere. But that accomplishment doesn't come without obstacles, especially when you're playing the lead role. Actress Julianna Margulies admitted that it's been a great run so far for her, even though there are roadbumps along the way. Talking to AOL TV, the Golden Globe Award-winning star revealed the difficulties she's encountered playing Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife. The challenge of her role is really what makes her enjoy it, which is why the fans just can't get enough of the series. Asked about the immediate positive response to the show, Margulies easily pointed out the concept of The Good Wife. "It's an adult show that doesn't condescend to its audience, and I think people really appreciate that," she explained. "The writing is just so good. I got a cable show; it just happens to be on network." But it's her portrayal of Alicia that won over audiences and critics. "Alicia is probably the hardest role I've ever played, because I wouldn't react the way she reacts to anything," Marguiles said. "She really knows how to rein it in and how to think before she acts." As it was mentioned before, things weren't always that easy; Julianna Margulies eventually just dealt with it. "Of course [I was] nervous, because I've never carried a show like that on my own. But I have such a good support team. I felt very taken care of. It's the answer to being able to be a mom and stay at home: a television show." That doesn't stop the actress from heading straight to the big screen though. The Good Wife star recently appeared on the film City Island and played another mom, Joyce Rizzo. It's been her favorite role so far, but we're betting Alicia Florrick comes close. Still, Juliana Margulies can't quite agree that she's similar to either character in real life. "I'm so not like either of them, honestly," she declared. "[...] I'm probably more like Joyce in just the way that I'm more reactionary and emotional. But dear Lord, if I was like Joyce, I wouldn't blame my husband. I don't think I'm much like either of them." Source here
Watch a sneak peek and check out some photos of THE GOOD WIFE "Doubt" Episode 18 Tuesday March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: Alicia and Will defend a college student (Bianca Stark) accused of killing her sorority sister while under the influence of a sleep aid. At the same time, they also deal with their growing sexual tension and Diane and Kurt McVeigh continue their flirtation, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, April 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Gary Cole ("Entourage") returns as ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh. David Paymer ("Line of Fire") returns as Judge Richard Cuesta. Source & Preview
Two weeks after Alicia and Will's passionate kiss, it looks like they may not be the only ones getting some office action on The Good Wife. On Tuesday's episode (airing at 10/9c on CBS), Diane (Christine Baranski) and ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole) take their flirtation to the next level. "He shows up and you can see Diane can kind of light up when she sees him," Baranski tells TVGuide.com. "You can see how a woman of Diane's stature would have trouble just finding a guy who can match her in terms of strength, but she finds somebody who matches her and she's intrigued by him because he's very much his own man." The spark between Diane and Kurt hits a big speed bump when their personal connection becomes public knowledge. "He comes to our rescue again ... but then it backfires because of my personal involvement with him," she says. "The case is in jeopardy because of it, and the professional and personal cross over for Diane and she's horrified by it." The episode also deals with the aftermath of that liplock between Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles). "The characters are a bit blindsided by their own emotions and the consequences of their getting involved," Baranski says. "There's a price to be paid for venturing out in any direction that maybe is unanticipated." To Read More Click Here .
More bad news for the ailing sci-fi genre: The heavily hyped return of V only averaged 7.2 million viewers last night and was bested by a rerun of CBSâ The Good Wife (8.07 million), according to fast national ratings provided by ABC. The return of the serialized drama about an alien species did win its timeslot among the all-important adults 18-49 (2.9 rating/8 share) but that number is sure to drop when Julianna Margulies and Co. comes back with original Good Wife episodes next week. That was Vâs lowest 18-49 rating for this season and it only retained 73 percent of its Lost lead-in, though the episode is likely to pick up a million or more viewers when the numbers come in for DVR playback. Overall, ABC had a respectable showing on Tuesday. Thanks to the reality show powerhouse Dancing with the Stars and Lost, ABC averaged 10.4 million viewers last night - enough to earn second place behind Fox and the Death Star that is American Idol (21.3 million). V was already facing an uphill battle by returning to the schedule after such a long hiatus. Before its three-month break, the show had lost 35 percent of its audience over just four airings last fall (14.3 million to 9.3 million). FlashForward faced similar difficulties when it returned to the schedule two weeks ago. ABC did itâs best to tout the return of V, a redux of the 1984 series. The network aired multiple promos for the show during last monthâs Oscars and risked the ire of Lost fans last night by running a countdown to the premiere in the corner of the screen. Both V and FlashForward have yet to receive second season pickups. Source Here
Alan Cumming will return for Season 2 of The Good Wife as a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The 45-year-old Tony-winning actor currently guest-stars on the legal drama as Eli Gold, the new campaign manager helping fallen State's Attorney Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) plan his return to politics. Cumming's promotion to series cast member for next season was first reported by Entertainment Weekly. The Good Wife received an early renewal for a second season in January. Are you excited Cumming is sticking around? Source Here
This week, TV confused us. On Ugly Betty , little Justin kissed a girl... and a boy. Lost threw us for a loop by making bad-boy Sawyer a cop. American Idol 's Kara DioGuardi made us ask: Ignorance or just a really dry sense of humor? And the titular heroine of The Good Wife went bad, cheating on her cheating husband with her attentive boss. Welcome to Top Moments: Land of Confusion Edition. 13. Weirdest Love Triangle, Part I: On Ugly Betty , little Justin finds himself torn between two acting-class pals: sweet Lily and snarky Austin. When the trio gets together to watch DVDs, Lily asks: "Which Romeo + Juliet should we watch - Zefferelli or Luhrmann?" "Luhrmann," Justin and Austin reply in unison. Justin frets about kissing Lily during a scene, but in the end it's an impromptu peck from Austin that totally unnerves him. 12. Best Moment of Reckoning: In the premiere of HBO 's World War II epic, The Pacific , we watch as Marine Bob Leckie guns down hundreds of Japanese soldiers. He's stopped dead in his tracks when he rifles through a dead man's pack and finds a picture of the dead soldier's wife - and a toy that presumably belongs to his child. To Read More Click Here .
Matt Czuchry reveals "The Good Wife" is making him a badder guy ... on television, anyway. Formerly Rory's beau Logan on "Gilmore Girls," the actor now plays Cary Agos, Alicia Florrick's (Julianna Margulies) ambitious rival for a permanent job at a Chicago law firm on the Tuesday CBS drama series. Cary turns more scheming, Czuchry tells Zap2it, as the show's first season nears its end. "In this last chunk, one of the big story lines is going to be that contest," Czuchry confirms. "A piece of that is how Cary tries to make sure he gets that spot, and he does it through some manipulation. The audience is going to be seeing another side of Cary, and that's a crucial part of the end of the season." To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek and check out some photos of THE GOOD WIFE "Heart" Episode 17 which airs Tuesday March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery. Meanwhile, Alicia gives Peter a proper welcome home, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, March 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Alan Cumming and Martha Plimpton return as guest stars. Source & Preview