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The Good Wife Postmortem: What's Next for Will?

Josh Charles

[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Good Wife. Read at your own risk.]

He survived the wrath of Peter Florrick and the State's Attorney office, but Will Gardner (Josh Charles) was no match for the Illinois State Bar Association on Sunday's episode of The Good Wife. Faced with the possibility of losing his law license forever, Will took responsibility for that $45,000 loan and agreed to a six-month suspension. So what's next? How will his time away from the law change Will? How will Lockhart Gardner Lockhart and Associates, and Alicia (Julianna Margulies), change without him? TVGuide.com spoke with show bosses Robert and Michelle King to get our burning questions answered.

Matthew Perry joins the cast of The Good Wife

How long has this been in the works?
Robert King: We started this year thinking the theme would be about risk. It really turned fairly quickly into being about consequences. Our people have a lot of close scrapes and get off. This one felt like it should come down like a lot of bricks on Will's head. And we didn't want to just... read more

The Good Wife: Can Alicia and Kalinda's Friendship Come Back Stronger Than Before?

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... read more

The Good Wife Bosses: We Don't Want Will and Alicia To Be a Will-They-Or-Won't-They Couple

Julianna Margulies

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... read more

Ardor in the Court: Behind the Scenes with The Good Wife's Hot Couple

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. read more

The Good Wife Casts Amy Sedaris to Go Up Against Eli Gold

Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris has booked a multi-episode arc on The Good Wife, a show rep confirms.

Sedaris will play Stacie Hall, a lobbyist who starts stealing the clients of Alan Cumming's Eli Gold.  "We love Amy. We sometimes have dreams of switching all the actors from The Wire and... read more

Who Are the Top 50 Showrunners?

Shonda Rhimes

Who are the people behind television's most successful or critically acclaimed shows?

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of the top 50 showrunners including the no-brainer choices, such as Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Mad Men's Matthew Weiner. Then there's the somewhat less obvious, such as The Vampire Diaries team of Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.

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The Good Wife Recruits Lie to Me's Monica Raymund — Will She Romance Cary?

Monica Raymund

Cary could finally be getting some action!

The lucky lady? Lie to Me's Monica Raymund, who has signed on for a recurring role on The Good Wife, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Raymund, 25, will play... read more

The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi on Kalinda's Connection With Eli, Uncertainty With Cary

Archie Panjabi

The end of The Good Wife's second season left a marriage and — more heartbreaking for fans — a close friendship in its wake as the revelation surfaced that Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) had once slept with Alicia's husband. But those fans still mourning the end of Alicia and Kalinda have a new twosome to watch out for: Kalinda and Eli Gold (Alan Cumming).

"I am as excited about Kalinda's relationship with Eli as I am devastated about her relationship with Alicia," Panjabi, who won an Emmy for her role last year and is nominated again this year, tells TVGuide.com.

"Here you've got two people who just instantly connect. They can read each other's minds and because of that, they're quite... read more

Exclusive: Eddie Izzard to Guest-Star as Lockhart/Gardner Rival on The Good Wife

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard has booked a guest-starring role on The Good Wife, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Izzard will play Abbott Thrush, an upper-class English barrister brought in to fight Lockhart/Gardner in a libel case that... read more

Alan Cumming Sets the Gold Standard on The Good Wife

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming has a clone. What other explanation is there, really, for how he can simultaneously play an integral part on The Good Wife, travel the world with a cabaret act, star in movies and stage productions, host PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! — oh, and do enough charitable work to be honored by the U.K. with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) citation. "I like to stay busy, try different things, mix and match," acknowledges the exuberant Scottish actor. "I'm quite good at multitasking!"

The clone theory works for Robert and Michelle King, the married cocreators of the sophisticated, deeply satisfying sophomore CBS drama about love, law and politics in Chicago. read more

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