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The Good Wife': Alan Cumming on the 'little bombs' Eli will be dropping

It's D-Day on The Good Wife Tuesday (CBS, 10 p.m. ET), when we'll finally learn who wins the law firm's junior associate 'bake off' - Julianna Margulies's Alicia or Matt Czuchry's Cary. From the promo (embedded after the jump), it's not hard to guess who plays a surprising role in the decision: Alan Cumming's Eli, the sharp-tongued, impeccably-dressed image consultant to Alicia's disgraced politician husband Peter (Chris Noth), who knows that Peter will need Alicia by his side if he's going to run again and win. (We won't spoil Eli's play, but after this episode, you'll understand how he becomes a regular in Season 2.) We recently caught up with Cumming as he was finishing a five-night engagement with his cabaret show in New York and preparing to fly to South Africa to shoot a limited-run British TV series, The Runaway, in which he stars as a transvestite named Desrae in 1960s London. That explains why we end up talking about his preferred method of hair removal. To Read More Click Here .

THE GOOD WIFE "Mock" Episode 20 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out some images of THE GOOD WIFE "Mock" Episode 20 Tuesday May 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: The police are quickly at the door when Peter's electronic monitor sounds after he chases Alicia out of the apartment. As a result, Grace and Zach scramble to figure out a way to keep him from being arrested, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, May 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

The Good Wife Episode 20 Stills: "Mock"

Before this season of The Good Wife concludes, we'll know for sure if Kalinda is a lesbian and, according to Josh Charles, we'll get 'a bit more' background on Will and Alicia's relationship at Georgetown. But that's looking too far ahead. The main focus of next week's new episode, "Mock," is on the conclusion of last week's episode; i.e. the fallout from Peter's decision to break his house arrest and set off his ankle monitor. Source & More Photos

The Good Wife Promo: "Mock" Episode 20

It's over. With those words, Alicia closed a tremendous episode of The Good Wife this week and set into motion a series of events that could land Peter back in prison. That's what happens when your ankle monitor alarm goes off. As the preview below for "Mock" depicts, the police respond quickly to this violation. It also looks like the Florrick children get involved. Watch and see what we mean... Source & Preview

THE GOOD WIFE "Boom" Episode 19 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out some photos of THE GOOD WIFE "Boom" Episode 19 Tuesday April 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: When Alicia goes head-to-head in the courtroom with former boss Jonas Stern, she debates whether or not to use personal information to her advantage. Meanwhile, Peter uses religion to work on his appeal, on THE GOOD WIFE Tuesday, April 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Source & Preview

Julianna Margulies Discusses Difficulties in Being 'The Good Wife'

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

THE GOOD WIFE "Doubt" Episode 18 - Preview

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

TV Top Moments of the Week: The Good Wife's Threesome, South Park's Tiger Spoof, and More!

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 .

THE GOOD WIFE "Heart" Episode 17 - Preview

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

THE GOOD WIFE "Fleas" Episode 16 -Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out some photos of THE GOOD WIFE "Fleas" Episode 16 which airs Tuesday March 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Synopsis: As Peter strategizes on how to handle his retrial and the next steps in his public rehabilitation, Alicia and Will defend an attorney arrested for murder, on THE GOOD WIFE, Tuesday, March 9 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ana Gasteyer ("Saturday Night Live") guest stars as Pam Lester, a difficult judge whose respect Will needs to earn. Source & Preview
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