An amicable split: The Good Wife ends on good terms

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For the critically adored CBS legal drama The Good Wife, there will be a conclusion that is advantageous to all parties.

Executive producers and co-creators Robert and Michelle King announced early this year that they were leaving the series after the current Season 7. The cast, studio and CBS agreed that it was an opportune time to end the show on top and on its own terms. The series finale, simply titled “End,” airs Sunday, May 8, at 9pm ET/PT.

“We felt very fortunate and flattered that we’re being allowed to end the show with the other writers and the other producers the way we hoped it would end,” says Michelle King.

“It has been an absolute honor to be a part of a series that, throughout seven years, never settled on being just good … but always strived to be extraordinary,” star Julianna Margulies says. “There will always be a special place in my heart for our Good Wife family. As we close the book on our beloved show, I am humbled and grateful to know that together, we created and were a part of something truly remarkable.” Margulies has won a Golden Globe, two Emmys, a Critics’ Choice Award and two SAG Awards for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick.

Last week’s episode saw Alicia desperately trying to keep her husband Peter (Chris Noth) from going back to jail. The biggest question to be answered in the finale: Will Alicia and Peter get a divorce?

After the finale, the biggest question will be: Could there be a Good Wife spinoff series? “Nothing’s off the table,” Michelle King says, though no specific plans for a companion series exist. Robert and Michelle King are the creative team behind the comic political thriller BrainDead coming to CBS in June.

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