The Good Wife
CBS' award-winning drama The Good Wife was the first panel to sell out at the star-heavy New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend this past Friday. One hot topic for stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, and executive producers ...
Archie Panjabi and Julianna Margulies
That sigh of relief coming from fans of The Good Wife Sunday was not over an Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) reunion, nor even a possible rekindling of the passions between Alicia and Peter (Chris Noth). It was for the CBS legal drama's real fan-favorite duo, Alicia and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), and what appeared to be the beginning of a reconciliation for the former best friends.
Alicia didn't exactly...
Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy waits 15 years for girl to separate from husband. And then girl breaks up with boy ... because she "can't." Yes, The Good Wife's Team Will fans had to close the door on "Willicia" almost as quickly as those elevator doors opened just a few months ago.
"We don't want this show to be in that Cheers mode of "when will they or won't they" kind of thing. As good as that is, we wanted to show the reality that Alicia has a lot of things pressing on her and a lot of guilt trips and emotions that factor into whether she carries on an affair," co-creator and executive producer Robert King tells TVGuide.com. "There was an emotional moment last year where Grace says, 'Mom, you need to protect us more.' That has been nagging at Alicia all this...
The Good Wife
You might say a love affair that kicks into high gear with a steamy embrace in an elevator is predestined to have its share of ups and downs. And sure enough, as external pressures start to close in on The Good Wife's Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Will Gardner (Josh Charles), their clandestine courtship is in for a very bumpy ride.
After two seasons of anticipation, Willicia supporters — as opposed to those who continue rooting for a reunion of Alicia and her estranged philandering politician hubby Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) — are finally being rewarded for their patience with a passionate payoff each week. The once dutiful spouse at the center of the drama has been transformed into a woman who giggles(!) and says yes to lunchtime lust with her fellow lawyer — but there's still plenty working against the fledgling couple.
Parker Posey, Alan Cumming
The Good Wife viewers are about to see a part of Eli that some probably never even knew he had — a soft side. "In this episode, we find out that there is something very shocking that happened when Eli was married," Alan Cumming tells TVGuide.com. "So you see Eli very, very vulnerable for the first time ever."
Why? The arrival of Eli's ex-wife, Vanessa, played by Parker Posey, has a lot to do with it. It's no coincidence that the two actors have shared the screen several times before (most memorably in The Anniversary Party and Josie and the Pussycats) and Cumming immediately suggested...
Lisa Edelstein, Good Wife
After years of playing second fiddle to Hugh Laurie's selfish, outspoken misanthrope on House, Lisa Edelstein is ready to have some similar fun of her own.
"I loved playing Cuddy for all this time, but I definitely wanted to shift out of that, because I've been playing this sort of repressed control freak for seven years," she tells TVGuide.com. "I want to have a little bit of fun."
Edelstein shocked House fans earlier this year when she announced she was hanging up her stethoscope after seven seasons — essentially leaving the complicated "Huddy" relationship unresolved. (The last fans saw of Cuddy was when House was driving his car into her dining room, so complicated may be an understatement). Now, just six months after her departure, Edelstein is already back on the small screen with a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife.
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"They called me...
While The Good Wife's Season 3 premiere showed that Alicia and Will are so on, the cast provided plenty of off-screen entertainment during Sunday's episode. As part of CBS' Tweet Week, Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles and Alan Cumming all live-tweeted the East Coast airing. The trio shared on-set secrets, answered fans questions and spilled a few upcoming spoilers (but not too many). Our seven favorite revelations:
The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies
New night, new time, new look... new Alicia? The Good Wife returns for Season 3 on Sunday and the times, they are a-changing for Alicia Florrick. She's still split from Peter and furious with Kalinda, but this season will also see Eli join the ranks at Lockhart Gardner and Peter take back his position as top dog at the State's Attorney's office. Before the new season officially begins, catch up on all the intrigue from last season and the teases for what's ahead. Plus, we share our biggest burning questions for one of TV's most unpredictable series:
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Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)
Where Were We: Her husband, Peter, won back the State's Attorney office, but Alicia had little to celebrate when she learned he had slept with...
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