There are three open slots in the Emmy race for Best Drama Series, which means things are looking up for CBS’s “The Good Wife.” The broadcast drama has an on-again, off-again track record with the TV academy, something of which creators Robert and Michelle King are well aware.
“We would pay every voter $10 for a nomination,” the Kings joke on the Paley Festival red carpet at the Dolby Theatre (watch below). “Ten dollars!”
“The Good Wife” is known for its impressive roster of guest stars, but who do the Kings hope will pop up next on the show? “We’ve gotten close to John Lithgow a couple of times,” but the scheduling couldn’t be worked out, they admit. Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and James Earl Jones round out their list.
Does “The Good Wife” miss out by not having the luxuries of cable TV in terms of cursing and sex? “Personally, I don’t need those swear words. And the sex we are able to do on network is in some ways so much more interesting, because there are lines you’re not allowed to cross. But again, those fewer episodes and the additional time is very appealing.”
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