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Julianna Margulies on The Good Wife's Big Move

Dallas Roberts, Julianna Margulies

It'll be The Good Wife verse Desperate Housewives next fall. CBS announced last week that the legal drama is moving to Sunday night, where it will go head to head with ABC's Housewives. But The Good Wife's star, Julianna Margulies, who accepted a Peabody ...
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Ask Matt: Finale Fever, Cougar Town, The Killing, Cancellation Fallout and More!

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Question: I know that last week was packed with season finales, talk of cancellations, and predictions of the successes for next fall, but I hope The Good Wife might get some attention. I'm in no way a TV expert, but the gestalt of the last scene was surprising. From the editing to the acting to the music (so out of place for the show, but somehow appropriate at the same time), those few minutes just felt like what great TV is. In particular, the editing of the elevator ride made me feel as though I was watching a cabler. While on the page the plot was perhaps mundane or even cliché, the execution was impressive. — Erin

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Matt's TV Week in Review

Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles

Welcome to the season finale/Upfront edition of our Week in Review, recapping one of the busiest weeks of any TV year. Every day a different splashy song and dance (in some cases, literally) heralding the new shows that are going to save network TV, while at night the season-ending sweeps frenzy means potentially game-changing moments on show after show. The irony is that Upfront week is also a social week, with parties and other commitments keeping a loyal viewer away from the TV for too many precious hours. Still, I managed to get through much of my playlist, so here goes.

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Top Moments: Good Wife's Great Timing, Bones' Baby Boom and Castle's Confession

Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles

Our top moments of the week:

16. Scratching Our Heads Award: We know we wouldn't be perfect on live television ourselves, but we're pretty sure we wouldn't flub something as simple as a coin toss. During Dancing with the Stars' Winner Takes All Cha-Cha, Brooke Burke tells top scorer Hines Ward to call the toss to decide the ...
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Ratings: Breaking In Entering Oblivion?

Bret Harrison, Christian Slater

Looks like Breaking In is a goner. Given a second chance for a second season to see how it would perform without American Idol's help, the show lost nearly half of its new lead-in's audience.

The Fox sitcom pulled in 3.32 million viewers at 9:30/8:30c after Raising Hope attracted 5.53 million at 9/8c — or some 44 percent less. The show — which Fox moved to Tuesday after axing it last week — also only managed a 1.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds. In its previous post-Idol time slot, Breaking In was averaging some 7.7 million — about two-thirds smaller than Idol's audience.

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Upfronts: CBS Releases Fall Schedule

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There's lots of shuffling on the CBS fall slate, as the network will move veterans CSI, The Good Wife and Rules of Engagement to new slots to pave way for five new shows.

J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest, starring Michael Emerson, will take over CSI's longtime Thursdays-at-9 berth, pushing the procedural to Wednesdays at 10/9c. Preceding Person of Interest at 8:30/7:30c is ...
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CBS Fall Lineup: CSI, The Good Wife and Rules Go on the Move

Laurence Fishburne, Julianna Margulies

CBS has shaken up its fall schedule, shifting CSI to Wednesdays to make room for J.J. Abrams' new thriller Person of Interest on Thursdays and moving The Good Wife to Sundays.

Fall 2011 TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Person of Interest gets the Thursdays-at-9 slot, which had been inhabited by CSI since 2001. The project reunites Abrams with ...
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The Good Wife's Josh Charles: Will Has a "Deep Love" for Alicia

Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles

It's been a busy — and heart-wrenching — couple of weeks on The Good Wife.

Moments after becoming Mrs. State's Attorney, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) learned about Peter's one-night-stand with Kalinda (err, Leila) and kicked him out. Last week, she drew enemy lines against Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) after two years of friendship. In the midst of the blow-ups, the tears and the divorce talk, has a chance for Alicia and Will (Josh Charles) to be together finally emerged?

"The nature of what's transpired with Alicia and Peter, Alicia and Kalinda — these things push Alicia and Will closer together as friends," Charles tells TVGuide.com. "I think — at its core — there is a deep love... read more

Matt's Picks: May 16-19

NCIS: LA, Claire Forlani

Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
This week is a smorgasbord of season (and in some cases, possibly series) finales, and Monday is overstuffed with them, including CBS's comedies, a Chuck wedding on NBC, a 90210 graduation on the CW, and a showdown with the legendary villain Wo Fat capping the first season of Hawaii Five-0. But the nicest surprise of this spring has been the resurgence of ABC's comedic crime procedural Castle, which wraps its season by returning to the ongoing mystery surrounding the murder of Kate Beckett's mother. When hitman Hal Lockwood (Max Martini) escapes from... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Larry David's Family Ties

Curb Your Enthusiasm

It's been a year and a half since HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm signed off with a Seinfeld reunion. Now, with Season 8 finally premiering July 10, star and creator Larry David is saluting another beloved series from NBC's classic Thursday-night lineup, landing guest appearances from two Family Ties faves... read more

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