This Will Officially Be the Last Season of The Good Wife

Following an announcement from creators Robert and Michele King in January that this season would be their last working on The Good Wife, it was unclear if the show’s lead, Julianna Margulies, or CBS would let it go quietly into that good night. Now that’s been put to bed: a promo that aired during the Super Bowl Sunday night referred to this seventh season as its last.

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A few weeks ago, Margulies all but made her decision on the matter clear, saying during a panel discussion that she would be “unemployed come April.”

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The consensus seems to be that it’s a good time to nip the show in the bud, as its plots have been spiraling out of control. But in better news, former member of The Good Wife’s cast Archie Panjabi has a deal with ABC to star in a new pilot called The Jury, which, according to Deadline, “follows a single murder trial a season as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment, and how their preconceptions change along the way.”

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The finale of The Good Wife will air May 8.


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I knew it was going to be the last season and honestly, the show lost its way after Will died. They definitely mishandled Kalinda’s/Archie’s exit from the show (and I think the Kings allowing that filming fuckery to run amok is ridic...I hope they learned from it since they have gotten nothing but questions about it since). Matt Czurchy joining the GG revival is also another tell that it’s over.

I think this season has gotten new life after Eli confessed to Alicia that he deleted the VM she never heard from Will, but it definitely felt like the writers were starting to ‘wrap up’ the series with that moment. Julianna has been acting her ass off since that reveal. She’s definitely brought the freshness of the loss to the surface in a palpable way.

All of that said, seeing that commercial last night was still a bit of a gut-punch. I’m going to miss the parts of this show I loved and be sad that they let issues ruin the last 2.5-ish seasons of a once great show.