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The Good Wife: On Track for Season Three Renewal

Good WifeIt may be hard to believe but The Good Wife is one of CBS’ weakest shows when it comes to the 18-49 demographic. Despite having devoted fans and the love of critics, the series averages a 2.2 rating in the all-important demo category. With the exception of the Friday night line-up, The Good Wife is the lowest-rated scripted series still on the network.

Not to worry though, its looking like a sure thing that The Good Wife will be back for a third season. CBS hasn’t announced it yet but the Julianna Margulies drama will be on the schedule for 2011-12.

Alan Cumming recently signed a new deal that locks him in as a series regular for seasons three, four, and five. Though this is no guarantee that the series will go on that long, CBS wouldn’t bother to make a new long-term deal with him if they weren’t going to renew the show for next season.

In addition, Josh Charles just told AOL TV that he and others in the cast are going to attend CBS’ advertiser upfronts session next week in New York. As the actor notes, “I’m imagining they’re not inviting us to tell us we’re not picked up, you know?”

The CBS upfronts will be held next week, the afternoon of May 18th. You can bookmark our CBS cancel/renew list to keep up.

What do you think? Do you want The Good Wife to return next season? Would you like to see anything change? Why do you think it’s not getting better ratings?

 

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kh May 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

My sister and I both love this show. Please do not cancel this show. We may not be in the 18-49 age group any longer, but we enjoy this show. I know the younger generations like the reality shows. But I have no use for fake shows.

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kim southcott March 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

The Good Wife is my favourite. Great storylines and characters. I hope it is renewed. I was already crushed several years ago when Juliana Margulies’ Canterbury’s Law was cancelled after just one season. She and the rest of the cast are superb in The Good Wife. Long may it reign.

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Grithel January 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I love the Good Wife! I am so upset that they changed it to Sundays because it starts at all different times; this takes away from the continuity of the show and so does the fact that the network had the nerve to have re-runs two Sundays in a row, it’s bad enough that it is not an all year round show now,the network shows re-runs during the very short new season!

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Bredagh July 21, 2011 at 4:27 am

I think this programme is excellent and hope it continues for many more series. I cannot understand why it is not more popular.

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lin May 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Absolutely LOVE The Good Wife, it is 1 of 2 shows my husband and I watch together…….I hope it returns for MULTIPLE SEASONS! The legal stories as well as all the sub-plots with the various relationships/personal dynamics. are great…..along with all the “eye candy”!

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Debbie May 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I LOVE this show! I can’t wait to see what’s new for each week (never gets boring). I am glad they are not canceling this show.

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LB May 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I’ve watched this show from the beginning, and I admit that my main draw was Chris Noth & Josh Charles-eye candy with major talent! I also like Julianna, and Archie’s charachter really blew me away! The story line is great, and I love how the characters have come along, and I can’t wait to see how the next season will be! To cancel a show this good would be insane.

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