Sure, everyone knows that Thanksgiving is this week. But fans of The Good Wife have another reason to be thankful aside from the requisite turkey and stuffing coming to a dinner table near you. This Sunday marks the drama's 100th episode (9/8c, CBS), and boy, does the show deliver. Already in the middle of an acclaimed, high-octane season, the 100th episode includes the return of several fan-favorite guest stars, a suspenseful (and very personal!) legal case, some juicy new...
Another familiar face is returning to The Good Wife this season.
Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Clarke Hayden this season, TVGuide.com has learned.
Hayden, who served as Lockhart/Gardner's court-appointed trustee during their bankruptcy, will return to...
The Good Wife is in store for some motherly advice when the CBS legal drama returns this fall — whether she likes it or not!
Stockard Channing is set to reprise her role as Alicia's mother, Veronica, in the...
Diane Keaton and Ellen DeGeneres
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12. Worst Dating Rule: Ryan Lochte may not want to do The Bachelor, but he's still looking for love on What Would Ryan Lochte Do? the only way he knows how. Seriously, he only knows one way: take a girl out for a little raw fish, because he's "never met a girl that didn't like sushi." (Until he meets Megan, who has never eaten sushi or even heard of wontons.) When his older sisters learn this, they reprimand him for taking all his dates to the same place. "It might be the same place. It might be the same table," he says. "But it's a...
Nick who? That's what fans of The Good Wife are — thankfully — asking after a recent string of strong episodes have erased the unpleasant first half of Season 4 from memory. In September, the legal drama (airing Sundays at 9/8c) suffered a rare critical misfire when it introduced Kalinda's (Archie Panjabi) cold and abrasive estranged husband Nick (Marc Warren), who was not popular with the fans. No irreparable damage was done, but for a show that was regularly in critics' top 10 lists during its first three seasons, the negative attention was surprising. Producers caught on and quickly expunged Nick. Less than four months later, the show is stronger than ever. So how'd they do it? Here's seven ways...
Helen Mirren and Al Pacino
When a terrific series is truly on its game, some episodes can feel like absolute perfection. Happened Tuesday with a thrillingly entertaining and pivotal episode of FX's Justified, and the same feeling applies to Sunday's sensational The Good Wife (9/8c, CBS). It has everything: sex, suspense, surprise, humor, emotion — and as usual with this sophisticated standard-bearer for network drama, a dazzling array of guest performances.
The Good Wife is getting a big blast from her past.
The CBS procedural has cast Private Practice alum Audra McDonald as Alicia's nemesis from...
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15. Best Alternate Reality: On The New Normal, David reveals the surprising way he thought his life would turn out. He always thought he would have a son to play catch and drink lemonade with, but instead of marrying a man, his childhood dream involved marrying Brenda Walsh, aka Shannon Doherty, who makes a hilarious and unexpected cameo in the show's opening moments. 9021...
Talk about a fast recovery!
After co-starring on the first casualty of the fall season — RIP Made in Jersey! — Kyle MacLachlan has rebounded with a multi-episode arc on CBS' other legal drama...
Mark Harmon, Jennifer Morrison, David Boreanaz
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Got any Gibbs scoop on NCIS? — Vanessa
ADAM: You've heard that ER's Alex Kingston is going to be guest-starring, yes? Well, surely you've also noticed that she's a redhead, which means that she will definitely catch Gibbs' eye as Miranda Pennebaker, Gibbs' source on D.C.'s underbelly. "She is someone with a bit of a shady past who knows a lot about the underground sale of things," executive producer Gary Glasberg says. In this case, it's the selling of a teenage girl. "Gibbs turns to her for information," Glasberg continues. "They clearly have a bit of a sordid past. It's never really determined how far their past went, but there's flirtation in the air. This is the first time that they are really working together on something." If Cupid has his way, it's likely that Kingston will recur on the show.
So the mystery man is Henry's baby daddy on Once Upon a Time? — Monica