The Good Wife
CBS' The Good Wife will change showrunners, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The current executive producer and showrunner, Dee Johnson, will leave the series, with co-executive producers Michelle and Robert King set to take over.
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Marisol Nichols, 24
Last week on Fox's 24 (Mondays at 9 pm/ET), CTU staffer Nadia Yassir was identified as a mole feeding info to this season's baddies, prompting Ricky Schroder's Mike Doyle to give her a helluva scare in the interrogation room. But is Nadia really a turncoat? Or is she the victim of a masterful, 24-style setup? TVGuide.com debriefed Marisol Nichols on her character's unfortunate pickle.
TVGuide.com: First off, talk CTU to me....Marisol Nichols: "I need you to upload the link to the variable... thing and decode it to my computer."
TVGuide.com: "The variable thing"?Nichols: How about, "Upload the video image to my feed and decrypt it using an H5 QS"?
TVGuide.com: Wow. You and Mary Lynn [Rajs
Reunion, Love Monkey and Commander in Chief
Reunion. Threshold. E-Ring. Invasion. Emily's Reasons Why Not. Love Monkey. Commander in Chief. Heist.
What do these shows have in common? They all debuted at some point during this soon-to-wrap TV season, yet each saw their run either cut surprisingly short or handicapped by irregular scheduling. Was 2005-06 the worst year ever to sample a new show? Were the networks especially hasty in deciding the fate of freshman series? TVGuide.com consulted a panel of experts with unique points of view to examine this strange little season gone by.
Are New Shows Getting Short Shrift?Jeff Bader, executive vice president of ABC entertainment programming and scheduling, dismisses the suggestion that prime time is a crueler-than-ever proving ground for new series. "
Question: I'm wondering if you know what's happening to In Justice? I think that show is wonderful, and it's the only Friday show I have ever watched. The three issues of TV Guide magazine I have sitting here don't have the show listed. Tell me it wasn't canceled!
Answer: First off, bless you for having all of those TV Guides around; your TV room sounds a lot like mine. As for In Justice: ABC aired all of the episodes that were produced for the mid-season tryout run. They aired consecutively, in order and without interruption (or without much), and the last scheduled episode aired March 31. We won't know if it's renewed until May. The numbers weren't great, but on Fridays they rarely are. And my mail suggests that the audience that watched the show was loyal. So we'll just have to wait and see. I'd guess its chances are 50/50 at best, and its renewal would depend on how strong ABC's drama development is for next season, although it's tough to know just what would work for ABC on
Question: Why is In Justice being adjourned? I love that show — almost as much as Veronica Mars.
Answer: Well, it has something else in common with VM: bad ratings. Although ABC isn't officially saying it's a goner, several cast members — including upcoming Desperate Housewives star Kyle MacLachlan — have committed to other projects. Always a bad sign.
Question: Has In Justice been canceled? I just read on the entertainment news page that Jason O'Mara has been cast in a new show. I quite like In Justice. It's perfect for Friday night, and it would be a shame if ABC didn't give it more of a chance.
Answer: When stars of "on the bubble" shows like In Justice take roles in pilots for the following season, these new roles are in what's called "second position." In other words, if In Justice gets renewed (which seems unlikely, though it's not dead quite yet), he'd have to stay with his previous show and they'd have to recast his new role or otherwise rework that pilot. Kind of like what happened to John Stamos when Jake in Progress got a pickup (what a mistake) and ER's producers had to rethink the cast-regular role they had planned for him ...
Former Twin Peaks G-man Kyle MacLachlan — most recently the star of ABC's now-adjourned legal drama In Justice — is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives on April 16 for a multiepisode arc. "He’s a lovelorn, single dentist who is trying to make a connection with Susan," says executive producer Tom Spezialy. "She’s already entangled with her ex-husband and Mike, so he’s very much the fourth wheel in this situation." MacLachlan will appear in a handful of episodes and it’s possible he could return in the fall. "It depends how he plays," says Spezialy. "I would think he would fit in nicely in our world." Another variable: ABC hasn’t officially canceled In Justice. Not sure what they're waiting for.
Tonight's two-hour 24 "event" (beginning at 8 pm/ET on Fox) will host a parade of faces new and familiar, including Elisha Cuthbert's return as Jack's beleaguered daughter and the debut of C. Thomas Howell as Kim's (overdue, if you ask me) therapist. The evening also introduces us to Vice President Hal Gardner, who has been choicely cast with Ray Wise, a star of the Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck and who is familiar to TV fans as Twin Peaks' very bad dad, Leland Palmer. TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to ask Wise about his 24 VP, working with George Clooney
Monday's two-hour 24 "event" (beginning at 8 pm/ET on Fox) will host a parade of faces new and familiar, including Elisha Cuthbert's return as Jack's beleaguered daughter and the debut of C. Thomas Howell as Kim's (overdue, if you ask me) therapist. The evening also introduces us to Vice President Hal Gardner, who has been choicely cast with Ray Wise, a star of the Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck and who is familiar to TV fans as Twin Peaks' very bad dad, Leland Palmer. TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to ask Wise about his 24 VP, working with George Clooney
A wise man once said, "When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object in inquiry we must always pay strict attention." The wise man in question? If you have to ask, you clearly weren't a fan of Twin Peaks' resident java junkie Agent Cooper. Well, I was a fan (a huge obsessive one, in fact) and those sage words came in handy last month when I happened to run into Kyle MacLachlan (Event No. 1) just days after hearing a rumor (Event No. 2) that Twin Peaks cocreator Mark Frost was in early development on a series of TV -movies featuring Coop. Creepy, huh? Well, not only did I pay strict attention to the coincidence, I went a