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Gloria Steinem will guest star on 'The Good Wife'

The strong women of The Good Wife are about to come face-to-face with a feminist legend. EW has confirmed that activist Gloria Steinem will guest star on the upcoming sixth season of The Good Wife. Steinem, who’s a fan of the show, will play herself in the season’s third episode. There’s no word yet on which characters she’ll interact with, but one can only hope she’ll offer Alicia a few words of wisdom.

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.

'The Good Wife': Your One-Minute Refresher

Season 6 of The Good Wife returns Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m on CBS. (Note the special time, courtesy of football runover.) Season 5 was one of the best—and most dramatic—in the show’s history, and star Julianna Margulies walked away with an Emmy as proof. See where the show left off by watching EW’s 60-second refresher video. READ FULL STORY

'Good Wife' creators' new show is like 'The West Wing' meets 'The Strain'

Robert and Michelle King are continuing their good relationship with CBS.

The husband and wife team have signed a new three-year deal to continue as executive producers and showrunner on the hit series The Good Wife. In addition, the new agreement has the Kings developing a new comedy-horror series for the studio. CBS has made a put-pilot commitment to Brain Dead, described as an hourlong comedic horror series set in the world of D.C. politics — in other words, “The West Wing meets The Strain.” The series will reunite the entire team of The Good Wife, with the Kings as writers and executive producers and Scott Free producing alongside CBS TV Studios for the CBS network.

Coming off an explosive fifth season and second Emmy win for star Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife will return on CBS on Sunday, September 21.

 

New 'Good Wife' teaser introduces Florrick, Agos & Lockhart

Last season, The Good Wife ended with Eli asking Alicia if she’d be willing to run for State’s Attorney. And in a new promo for season six, she answers: “I’m never saying yes.”

It’s difficult to imagine that will be the end of the discussion considering that Eli Gold is not a man who gives up easily, but from the looks of things, Alicia is going to have her hands full even without a campaign to run.

The promo offers fans their first introduction to Florrick, Agos & Lockhart, which means Diane’s transition is now complete. It’s your move, Canning.

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'Frasier' star David Hyde Pierce joins 'The Good Wife'

Frasier alum David Hyde Pierce has landed a recurring role on The Good Wife.

The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office.

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Pablo Schreiber, Carrie Preston, Pedro Pascal accept guest EWwys

New this year to the EWwys, EW.com’s annual reader-voted awards for the Emmy-snubbed, are guest actor and guest actress categories. We’ve already posted audio of Elizabeth Banks phoning EW Radio to accept Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for her return to Modern Family (hear it here), but the other winners—The Good Wife‘s Carrie Preston, Orange is the New Black‘s Pablo Schreiber, and Game of Thrones‘ Pedro Pascal—were equally as entertaining when they dialed.

The closest race in the 2014 EWwys was Best Guest Actress in a Drama: Preston topped Lisa Kudrow (Scandal) by just 37 votes. The best part about Preston’s call? She was dressed as Elsbeth Tascioni, taking a break during a wardrobe fitting to reprise her winning role yet again. She also lightheartedly lamented not being able to keep all the True Blood souvenirs she’d wanted. READ FULL STORY

Kyle MacLachlan to return to 'The Good Wife'

In the absence of Will Gardner, it seems The Good Wife is bringing back a number of fan favorite characters. First, we found out that Carrie Preston’s Elsbeth Tascioni would make her triumphant return, and now we’ve got more good news for Tascioni fans: Josh Perotti is coming back with her.

EW has confirmed that Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as Perotti, the attorney who once caught Ms. Tascioni’s eye (or rather, she caught his). Although it’s unclear how long either of them will be sticking around, their returns will coincide, so here’s to hoping there’s a date involved. In fact, Preston told TVLine, which first reported the news, that “he and I have a little sparing [sic] thing that we do.”

The Good Wife returns for its sixth season on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Connie Nielsen joins 'The Good Wife'

The Following‘s Connie Nielsen is coming to Florrick, Agos. Or, at least, she’s coming to The Good Wife.

EW has confirmed that Nielsen will join the hit show’s sixth season in a recurring role. Nielsen will play a lawyer named Ramona who first appears in the season’s fourth episode. According to TVLine, which first reported the news, Ramona is “a smart, beautiful attorney with far-reaching Cook County connections.”

The Good Wife returns for its sixth season on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Here's why Diane Lockhart is the best character on 'The Good Wife'

First of all, we know: everyone is awesome on The Good Wife. (We love you, Alicia and Eli and Jackie and Finn and Will Gardner’s Ghost!)

But on this yearand certainly we can all agree that the show’s fifth season was truly extraordinary, as well as ridiculously snubbed by the Emmys—it was Diane Lockhart who managed to get even more awesome. After all, she had a lot to contend with: She was up for and lost a Supreme Court nomination. Her fourth years left to start a competing company. There’s a Game of Thrones-like power struggle threatening her future at the firm she created. READ FULL STORY

Carrie Preston is returning to 'The Good Wife'

With True Blood coming to an end, Carrie Preston already has more work lined up. EW has confirmed that Preston will reprise her role as fan favorite Elsbeth Tascioni in the upcoming sixth season of The Good Wife. There’s no word yet on how long Elsbeth will be sticking around, but let’s just hope that this time, she stays away from any and all anti-Semitic bears (or not).

The Good Wife isn’t the only place Preston’s fans will be able to find her. As EW previously reported, the actress is also set to guest star in a season 2 episode of HBO’s Getting On. Preston will play Denya Thorp, a cancer patient staying at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility. Let’s just say she’s looking to get out of that place ASAP. READ FULL STORY

Steven Pasquale will appear on 'The Good Wife'

Well, if Alicia does decide to take Eli Gold’s advice and run for state’s attorney, it looks like she’ll have a little help.

EW has confirmed that Rescue Me‘s Steven Pasquale has signed on for two episodes of The Good Wife‘s sixth season. Pasquale will play a campaign expert that Eli enlists to help Alicia with her campaign should she decide to run. Considering the short episode commitment, it seems plausible that Alicia could decide against running; then again, she could also decide she doesn’t need any extra help (no matter how cute the helper might be). There’s no word yet on whether Pasquale’s run on the show could be extended.

Christine Baranski also laments that 'Good Wife' Best Drama snub

The Good Wife started production on season 6 Thursday, but since Christine Baranski wasn’t on the call sheet, she distracted herself that morning with coffee and a swim as the Emmy nominations were announced. “One doesn’t want to invest too much in it, but that said, when you find out that you’ve got a nomination, it’s always a wonderful thing and a great privilege,” the 12-time nominee says. With one win for Cybill, this is her fifth consecutive nomination for The Good Wife. “I always get the biggest kick to hear I’m in a category with Maggie Smith,” she says. “It just kind of blows my mind.”

Still, the day is a little bittersweet, Baranski admits. “The anticipation, for me, was my really great hope that the show would be recognized and get a nomination this year, because I thought, as so many people did, that it was an extraordinary year for the show. The Kings, Robert and Michelle, and our writers did an extraordinary job of crafting season 5 and taking the show in that brave place—so much drama, so much emotion, so much craftsmanship went into those 22 episodes. The audience was really invested in it,” she says. “We’ve got three actors with nominations [including supporting actor Josh Charles and guest actor Dylan Baker], and that’s largely because we’re just given such great writing. I don’t follow Twitter or anything,” she continues, with a laugh, “but I guess the show’s getting a lot of press for being snubbed.” READ FULL STORY

Josh Charles on his Emmy nomination -- and the 'Good Wife' Best Drama snub

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. READ FULL STORY

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