After seven years on the air, CBS just announced during Super Bowl 50 that “The Good Wife” will say goodbye at the end of this season. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, with showrunners Robert and Michelle King disclosing they wouldn’t come back for a potential eighth year and star Julianna Margulies hinting she’d follow them out the door. Will the show go out with a bang at the Emmys for its final hurrah?
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“The Good Wife” was a rarity for CBS — a show that brought in viewership ratings, critical raves and Emmy Awards. In fact, its first six seasons earned a whopping 39 Emmy nominations including two bids for Best Drama Series (2010 and 2011).
From that tally, “The Good Wife” nabbed five wins, all in the acting races. Margulies won in Seasons 2 and 5, supporting player Archie Panjabi scored a surprise victory in Season 1, while guest stars Martha Plimpton and Carrie Preston earned trophies for Season 3 and Season 4, respectively. (Preston just announced on Twitter that she will be back for the show’s final episodes.)
Last year, three of the show’s actors were nominated: supporting actress Christine Baranski, supporting actor Alan Cumming and guest star Michael J. Fox, though the show failed to take home an acting trophy for the first time ever.
Now that CBS has announced the end of “The Good Wife,” will we see it take home any farewell Emmys? Don’t forget, in the past two years Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) all prevailed for their final seasons, indicating Emmy voters like to give goodbye hugs for their favorite drama stars.
“The Good Wife’s” final run of nine episodes will conclude on May 8 with a series finale titled, appropriately, “End.”
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