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)