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The Good Wife Renewed For Season 4

The on-the-bubble drama will return for the 2012-2013 season.


March 14, 2012

CBS has renewed The Good Wife for a fourth season, which will come as a pleasant surprise for fans of the show. The critically acclaimed, award-winning series has never been a ratings powerhouse, but has developed a devoted fanbase over the years.

Still, its numbers have declined over the course of its run, with numerous episodes this season falling under 10 million weekly viewers for the first time. Today's renewal clearly shows the network's confidence in the series and at the same time allows its fans breathe a sigh of relief.

Along with The Good Wife, CBS also announced today renewals of other dramas Person of Interest, both NCIS', Hawaii Five-0, Criminal Minds, CSI, Blue Bloods, and The Mentalist.

Notably absent from the list of pickups are CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, A Gifted Man, and Unforgettable. While not yet considered cancelled, the future of these series does not look promising at this point.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)

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Comments (9)

Gene
Posted 02/16/13 at 16:40:57

What a great series. We look forward to it each week as a must see. You guys are killing their ratings running it against football. Give them a good slot again mid week and you will see your ratings go back up.
Bert
Posted 06/10/12 at 13:41:52

I agree that the Sunday time slot in the fall is bad for rating due to football. Put it back to a week night and it will pull over 10 million. Too much going on Sunday nights.
Heather
Posted 05/11/12 at 20:10:09

I missed half the season due to the show starting more than an hour after when it was supposed to. I refuse to set my DVR to tape 3 hours of shows for a one hour show, especially since I occasionally let shows pile up and quickly run out of room when I get busy! They need to move back to Tuesday or Wednesday.
Jeff
Posted 04/30/12 at 12:30:41

The Good Wife is an amazing show and I, by the way am a huge sports fan! Basketball, Football, golf, tennis, summer Olympics, baseball(playoffs/world series only) but it should be slotted for either 8 or 9pm on Wednesday or Friday nights to capture more viewers. I just hope they keep going to 10 seasons! I think they need to keep Kalinda on and get rid of Perter's mother next season at last. And get back to good topics and show some more interesting cases maybe a little more violence and drama...
Linda
Posted 04/29/12 at 19:47:16

I LOVE Good Wife, but it became disjointed this season because of all the interruptions on Sunday nights. PLEASE return it to it's old time slot. The last show has me anxiously awaiting the new season.
Paul
Posted 04/29/12 at 19:12:32

I really enjoy the show, but moving it to Sunday night was a big mistake because of either sports events or "The Amazing Race" which almost always goes over time. I for one wish it would move back to a weeknight like Mon. or Tues. when there's less chance of it being delayed.
Dennis Davis
Posted 04/26/12 at 18:55:49

Does anyone else think that the Sunday timeslot is a horrible choice for this show? Sports (whichever kind,depending on the season) almost always runs long, so Good Wife's starting time is almost always pushed. If you are a sports fan, who watches all the games to bitter end, this might be okay. But seriously, how many viewers of Good Wife are hardcore sports fans? (Okay, I'm sure there are some, but I'm also sure that a sizable majority of Good Wife fans are merely annoyed and inconvenienced by the virtually inevitable slippage!)
Kendra
Posted 03/15/12 at 15:29:04

great news!!!
Colette
Posted 03/14/12 at 19:45:51

Fantastic news, I love this show.

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On Air: 09/22/09 - Present

Network: CBS

Genre: Drama / Legal

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Synopsis

A drama following the wife of a fallen-from-grace politician who revives her career as a defense attorney.

Cast

Julianna Margulies (Alicia)
Christine Baranski (Diane)
Josh Charles (Will)
Matt Czuchry (Cary)
Archie Panjabi (Kalinda)
Chris Noth (Peter)