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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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
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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Person of Interest gets the Thursdays-at-9 slot, which had been inhabited by CSI since 2001. The project reunites Abrams with ...
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...
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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...
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...