"The Good Wife" on CBS is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter (Chris Noth), Alicia Florrick (Margulies) starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles), who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she's going to need to succeed on her own merit.

Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary (Matt Czuchry), a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but will use any means to ensure that he, not Alicia, secures the one full-time associate position that's available. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), the firm's tough in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach (Graham Phillips) and 13-year-old Grace (Makenzie Vega). For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny.

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Network: CBS
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: September 22, 2009
Seasons: 7
Production Company: CBS Television Studios

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bwinla says:
Tonight's show in Los Angeles (3/23/2010), a repeat, featured a kickback sub-plot that was virtually lifted from a CSI-type prime time show from last season. I would think that the producers would have known better than to have the writers steal a sub-plot from another show their audience most likely watches, or, if the producers are unaware that this has been "done," then they need to do their homework! The sub-plot was used too recently to give credibility to this show's use of it, and, come on, these simple sub-plots have no mirror in reality., which this show tries to portray obviously by the very premise of the show being taken and molded by recent revelations of politicians using whores paid for by special interests.
virginia says:
imissed it because of dancing with the stars would like to see a replay or just tell me what did Alicia do stay with huband or go with boss?
08201954 says:
OK I want Will and Alicia to begin their love story!!!!
buckeye says:
If Alicia/Will bonding, trust, & respect issues turn more negative....so does my interest in the coming weeks' story development ...because a sharp lady does not fake caring in a relationship with a once philandering and now "user" of a husband.
guategal says:
My 75+ age group of chums are 90% pro Will/Alicia. We feel Peter is a cad not to be trusted again regardless. Follow your heart's passions, Alicia, These experiences will keep you smiling when you are 75!

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