The Good Wife: CBS Show Renewed for Season Two

The Good Wife season twoAfter spending many years on ER, Julianna Margulies left life as a series regular 10 years ago. She went on to guest roles on shows like The Sopranos and returned to weekly television as the star of FOX’s Canterbury’s Law. The legal drama only lasted six episodes. She tried the genre again this season on CBS and has had much better luck.

The Good Wife revolves around the wife (Margulies) of a disgraced State Attorney (Chris Noth). She returns to work to rebuild her reputation and provide for her children. The series also stars Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Mary Beth Peil, Josh Charles, and Christine Baranski.

The series has the plum spot on the schedule following the very successful NCIS: Los Angeles. Good Wife debuted to 13.71 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Those numbers slipped a bit over the following weeks but have been rising again. The most reason installment attracted 13.70 million viewers and a 3.0 rating.

To no surprise, CBS has renewed Good Wife for season two. The network hasn’t specified an episode order but it’s expected to be a full season of 22-24 installments.

What do you think? Is Good Wife worth watching? Where would you like to see it go for season two?

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  1. says

    Excellent law drama with terrific female characters — and actresses. Chris Noth finally has a role he can sink his teeth into, not just be eye candy. Josh Charles is a favorite since Sportsnight. Writing, casting — it’s all good. Can’t wait for season two.

  2. Jon R says

    This show has more potential to be something huge than I think most people are seeing. Yes there are avid fans of this series, like any other cult following series. But when you think about shows like ‘Law and Order’ and CSI, etc.. they all give you a problem in the first 10 minutes.. a resolve in about 38 min, and a happy fairy tale ending or a SO obvious problematic ending (to get you to watch the next week) that its gotten lame. With the ‘The Good Wife’ nothing ever feels likes its a stretch to sell, or the conclusion in episodes they end with are ‘REALISTIC’, or at least a more believable reality that us non-law background people can appreciate. I could go on for ever, but the writers for this show should ask for more money.

    Some bullets.

    Great Cast-
    Great Setting- (Glad its not NYC)
    Realistic Story line (Eliot Spitzer probably helped this one)
    And has total feature film potential… without all the bullshit… Same cast, big screen, etc…

    But please, don’t sell out to an HBO etc..

    Can’t wait for Season 2. This is the only show I watch….

  3. says

    Please keep the show going .. please!

    People from Malaysia where I live watch the season 1 episodes back 2 back and hungry for more…so that should be good enough reason to keep the show going don’t you think so?

  4. kiki says

    the good wife is absolutely watchable, more, more, more and please more seasons please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. No Name says

    The Good Wife is one of the smartest dramas on television. I am so exicted that there will be a 2nd season. There is never too much of Chris Noth!

  6. jo woolven says

    so happy to know a second series of the good wife will go ahead cant say how it should go until ive seen the last in this series which is fantastic alicia brilliant so is will keeps you on the edge of your seat hope they get it together .

  7. eaglebird says

    Great storyline, excellent cast, and Julianna brings a believable character on-screen with a magnetizing appeal surpasses only by her winsome smile.

  8. sunshine1 says

    The Good Wife is amazing!!! It’s one of the best shows that has come out in a while. I hope it continues for another good season

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