Carrie Preston Is Returning to The Good Wife

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Your favorite is coming back to The Good Wife. That’s right, Carrie Preston will soon return to the drama. CBS has confirmed the True Blood star will reprise her Emmy-winning role of Elsbeth Tascioni during the upcoming season six.
Preston took home the 2013 Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for playing kooky attorney Elsbeth Tascioni. “That’s the most incredible role ever,” Preston told us.
Taye Diggs is the only other announced Good Wife season six guest star so far.
Preston’s character is both a fan-favorite and a favorite of the creators, Robert and Michelle King. There’s even been some chatter (mostly by fans) about spinning the character off.

“We’ve discussed it internally,” Robert King told E! News in April. “It always comes down to where you can put your energy. Our worry is that—we’re not the kind of showrunners, unfortunately, who can take our eyes off this and do two things at once. I wish we could because there’s no one more fun to work with and better comedian than Carrie Preston. There’s such a cool show there.”
Season five of The Good Wife ended with Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) asking to join Florrick/Agos, the firm headed up by Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry). But then Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) asked Alicia to run for State’s Attorney. So what happens next?

“The first episode takes another u-turn and you don’t see it coming,” Baranski told E! News. “It’s great. These writers are so skilled at coming at stories from an angle that you’re not anticipating and they’re really extraordinary writers.”
Last time Preston showed up on The Good Wife she had a run-in with an anti-Semitic bear. How will The Good Wife top that this time?
The Good Wife season six premieres Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. on CBS.


Gold Derby Q&A: Josh Charles

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Christine Baranski on The Good Wife’s Emmy Snub: I’m Glad People Are Upset

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n some strange twist of fate The Good Wife did not get nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Series category or in the Drama Writing category. Its stars—Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles and Christine Baranski— picked up nominations, and despite having a season heralded by critics and fans alike, The Good Wife was snubbed.

“If you really look back on season five and just watch the whole season unfold, there’s such artistry to it. The court cases are interesting; the personal relationships are so interesting and adult. The office politics—people can really relate to it because it’s very much a grown-up world,” Baranski told E! News. “I’m always saying this: This is a show that doesn’t rely on sensationalism or violence, rape, sex, beheadings and people being in strange, weird, aberrational—particularly women. I love that the women in this show—we’re not victims, we’re not arch-bitches, we’re adult characters living in a tough moral…in a new world where there’s just moral ambiguity and it gets harder and harder to see what’s the right and the wrong thing. I always like to call this show shades of gray. There’s a real skill involved in writing a show that has that complexity and sophistication.”

So where’s the nomination? Ask just about anybody who’s seen more than one episode of The Good Wife and they’ll agree with Baranski’s sentiments. With her 12th nomination overall and fifth for playing Diane Lockhart, Baranski is an awards veteran. While The Good Wife’s snub stings, Baranski is finding some solace in the reaction its caused in the media and fans.

At this point, does getting nominated lose its thrill?
No, I’m no longer a virgin, though…I remember the first time I got a nomination and actually that was the nomination I actually won for Cybill. It is a very cool first feeling, very cool. But you know what? It’s like the wonder of it. This is my 12th nomination—it’s an amazing thing to get the nomination and know you’re with your peers. It’s a pretty wonderful feeling, I’m not jaded about it, believe me.

Watching your work this season it just felt like a done deal because your work as Diane was amazing.
Well, you know, I’ve got to say—look what they gave me to do. I mean, the breakup of the firm, losing the judgeship, getting married and then the loss of my partner and literally leaving the firm in the final episode. As dramatic arcs go, [Laughs.] I really had a good one. I thank the Kings for that. I think they wrote a phenomenal season this year. I’m sorry they’re not being recognized because I think the reason you have three actors with these nominations—Josh and Jules and I—is we were just given such great material and it was a brilliantly conceived season, brilliantly executed.


Josh Charles on his Emmy nomination — and the ‘Good Wife’ Best Drama snub

Posted by Chanel in Jul 11,2014 with Comments Off

Josh Charles received his second Best Supporting Actor nomination this morning for playing (the late) Will Gardner on CBS’s The Good Wife. Sick with a cold and cough, he went back to bed after getting up early to let out his dog, Zeus—and learned of his nod when he rolled over and saw a congratulatory email on his iPhone. “Nothing super fancy or exciting, sorry,” he jokes to EW. “I’m really excited about it even if my voice doesn’t sound normal.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Lead and supporting actors don’t have to choose an episode to submit until after they’re nominated. Will you go with “Hitting the Fan”?
Josh Charles: The two episodes that stick out to me, as an actor, would be “Hitting the Fan” and “The Decision Tree.” So one of those, probably. I’ll just have some people who I really trust watch them both and tell me which one they feel is best. Or however that works.

The “Hitting the Fan’” scene when Will sweeps off Alicia’s desk in anger after learning she’s leaving the firm [No. 3 on EW's list of the 50 best TV scenes of the year] is almost iconic now. When did you know how great that was going to be?
I knew when I read that script that it was brilliant writing. The accumulation of everything that had been planted at the end of season 4 and the build-up of the first four episodes of season 5 to that moment—you were anticipating when you were gonna read the episode where Will found out. How it was structured, it was a master class in writing. It got me super excited to play it, because Will goes through so many different things. I think in both of those episodes—but maybe more so in “The Decision Tree” when Will cross-examines Alicia [EW gasps]—you get to see a little more under his armor. You got to see more raw emotion that was covering a lot of the anger and rage.

I see your dilemma.
I’ll figure it out. I have no shot of winning anyway. [Laughs] I’ll go with which one I feel proudest of.


First Day On Set Pictures

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Today was the first day of filming for TGW season six. Added a few pictures in the gallery!

Emmy Nomination

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Julianna Margulies is nominated for lead actress in drama, Josh Charles & Christine both also got noms in the Supporting actor in drama series and supporting actress in drama series respectively. Unfortunately The Good Wife got snubbed yet again this year:(


Gold Derby TV Award nominations

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‘The Good Wife’ also has eight nominations, including Best Drama, Best Drama Actress (Julianna Margulies), and supporting nods for Josh Charles and Christine Baranski.


Taye Diggs Joins The Good Wife

Posted by Chanel in Jul 09,2014 with Comments Off

Taye Diggs, prepare to meet The Good Wife. E! News has exclusively learned Diggs will guest star on CBS’s The Good Wife for multiple episodes of the upcoming sixth season.
Diggs, who can currently be seen in TNT’s drama Murder in the First, will play Dean Levine-Wilkins. His character is described as a “meticulous” and “talented” equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who decides to join Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) at Florrick/Agos, the firm run by Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry)
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Taye on the show,” Robert and Michelle King, executive producers and showrunners of The Good Wife, said in a statement. “We’ve been huge fans for years, and love his ability to play comedy and drama with equal ease.”

Diggs’ other TV credits include Private Practice, Kevin Hill and Will and Grace.
In addition to its main cast including Margulies, Baranski, Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Matthew Goode, Zach Grenier, Makenzie Vega and Alan Cumming, The Good Wife has been home to many recurring faces. Matthew Perry, Nathan Lane, Martha Plimpton, Carrie Preston and Maura Tierney have all popped up during the show’s celebrated tenure.
The Good Wife is coming off of what many have hailed its best season yet. The fifth season saw Alicia leave her law firm home, split from her husband (Chris Noth) and deal with the devastating death of her former lover/boss Will Gardner (Josh Charles). The season ended with Diane leaving Lockhart/Gardner and Canning and joining Florrick/Agos. In the very last moments, Eli Gold asked Alicia to run for state’s attorney.
The Good Wife season six premieres Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on CBS.


Season Six Premiere Date

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The good wife is starting its sixth season on Sunday September 21. Source.

Drama Actress Roundtable

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