With back-to-back Sundays devoted to the Super Bowl and the Grammys, CBS has enjoyed a spectacular February so far. This Sunday, the only week in February with no major TV event — next Sunday belongs to ABC and the Oscars — the network's ratings will no doubt come back down to earth. But two of CBS' Emmy-winning crown jewels take center stage, and in one case shouldn't be missed.
Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies
Chris Noth is pumped for the upcoming election. "I love politics!" he crows a few weeks before the presidential showdown. But today he's talking about a fictional Democratic gubernatorial primary in the great state of Illinois — and it's a juicy one. After all, Noth's candidate on the CBS drama The Good Wife, Cook County State's Attorney Peter Florrick, has been known to get a little dirt on his hands. Not to mention a little lipstick on his collar.
Archie Panjabi and Mark Warren
"You don't give James Bond a girlfriend." That's how The Good Wife co-creator and co-showrunner Robert King defines what went wrong with the introduction of fan favorite Kalinda's (Archie Panjabi) estranged husband, Nick (Marc Warren). The story line has left fans of the critically acclaimed drama surprisingly split after three seasons of following the seductive and mysterious private investigator's every move. "Some characters you actually don't want to see that much backstory. We're adjusting," he tells TVGuide.com. "No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go." But as King and his wife, co-creator and co-showrunner Michelle King, prepare to send Nick packing sooner than expected, The Good Wife (Sundays at 9/8c on CBS) will also welcome a formidable new political opponent to Peter (Chris Noth). Find out what's coming up...
Dallas Roberts; Anika Noni Rose
The Good Wife already boasts a long roster of big-name upcoming guest stars, but the CBS legal drama is making room for two fan favorites to return.
Dallas Roberts and Anika Noni Rose are set to reprise their roles later this season, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Roberts, who plays Alicia's rebellious, outspoken younger brother Owen, will appear when...
Marc Warren and Archie Panjabi
[SPOILER ALERT! This story reveals the details of a very sexually suggestive scene from Sunday's episode of The Good Wife. If you haven't watched it yet or if you're easily offended, don't read any further.]
Sunday's episode of The Good Wife spoiled viewers...
The Good Wife's Kalinda Sharma has been called a lot of things: resourceful investigator, protective friend, seductive temptress. One thing she's she never been called? The good wife. Until now.
"The question that came up in my mind quite a bit, and also in the creators' minds is: Was she the good wife?" Archie Panjabi tells TVGuide.com. "She was married for a certain number of years, which we'll learn as the episodes progress. But what name did she change? Was she what we perceive to be the good wife? What happened to her in life? Nothing will be spelled out, but you definitely will get a bigger insight into her and her past."
Michael J. Fox
Twelve years ago, Michael J. Fox left ABC's Spin City in order to focus on his fight with Parkinson's disease. At the time, the actor stressed that he was not "retiring," but just looking to "relieve the strain of producing and performing a weekly network series."
Now it's back to the future for the sitcom king, who once again feels up to the task — and is returning to TV in a big way. NBC, where Fox became a superstar in the 1980s as young conservative icon Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, has given a rare 22-episode guarantee (before a lick of film is even shot) to a new sitcom based on Fox's life.
To say Diane Lockhart has had her hands full this season on The Good Wife would be an understatement.
First, she had to deal with her firm partner, Will (Josh Charles), sleeping with a subordinate, only to see him receive a six-month suspension from the law altogether. In his absence, she has had to lead the firm solo in addition to keeping its power-hungry staff at bay -- David, Julius and Eli, we're looking at you. But while her work husband is away, Diane Lockhart is going to play.
"This is the one episode where you see Diane say, 'Screw it. I'm just going to find a little time for myself,'" Christine Baranski tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "And then it gets a little bit more complicated than she anticipates."
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What causes this sudden wild streak? The return of not one, but two of Diane's suitors: process server Jack Copeland (Bryan Brown) and "Marlboro Man," ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole) this Sunday (9/8c on CBS). "People so often ask me about [Kurt]; when he's coming back and is the relationship still alive," Baranski says. "I've had the embarrassment of riches of having...
The Good Wife
On March 25, Matthew Perry begins a multi-episode arc on CBS' The Good Wife as hotshot Chicago attorney Mike Kresteva. Producers Robert and Michelle King wanted the character "to be more charming and charismatic than Alicia's previous adversaries" and Perry, a self-professed fan of the show, was on the top of their list.
Merritt Wever and Josh Charles
After 15 or so years of practicing law, The Good Wife's Will Gardner is about to face his toughest jury yet: his sisters.
"Will is an alpha male, and he loves to be the one questioning," Josh Charles tells TVGuide.com "To see a character that has a lot of strength in the office being put back against the wall while his sisters harass him and question him about his personal life — that was fun to play. I haven't been able to do anything like in the last couple of years with this character."
The Good Wife exclusive sneak peek: Is Will going to crash? Kalinda sure thinks so
Chicago's 16th most eligible bachelor will roll out the welcome wagon — and a guitar! — on Sunday's episode (9/8c, CBS) when his sisters Aubrey and Sara (played by Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever and The Big C's Nadia Dajani, respectively) come to town. "When you meet...