February 7, 2016
CBS confirmed today what many have been anticipating for some time. The Good Wife will be concluding after this season. Speculation about the veteran drama's impending end began picking up steam when in January, creators Robert and Michelle King announced they would be stepping down from the series at season's end. Also in January, star Julianna Margulies raised eyebrows when she stated she would be unemployed come April.
The network made it official in a promo spot that aired during the Super Bowl, promoting the show's last nine episodes and confirming this as the final season. The following release was also issued shortly afterwards:
It's never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television. But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show's final run while at the top of its creative game. It has been CBS' sincere privilege to broadcast and produce The Good Wife for seven extraordinary seasons. We thank and applaud the outstanding cast, led by the impeccable Julianna Margulies, and the consummate writing and producing team, headed by the brilliant Robert and Michelle King, who brought to life a smart, sophisticated series that has delivered audiences so many memorable characters and unforgettable moments. It is a series that will only grow in prestige as its episodes are watched again or discovered by new viewers for many years to come.
The series finale of The Good Wife will air on Sunday, May 8. The show ends after seven seasons and over 150 episodes.