CBS used Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 platform to confirm that the current season of The Good Wife will be its last. The series finale will air Sunday, May 8, the network confirmed in a release shortly following the on-air promo
“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,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller and CBS TV Studios president David Stapf said Sunday in a joint statement.
“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 Good Wife has remained an important part of CBS’ slate primarily because of its prestige, drawing such high-profile guest stars as Michael J. Fox and David Hyde Pierce in addition to earning Emmys for Margulies and former star Archie Panjabi, among others.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter