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Emmy Watch: Carrie Preston on eccentric 'Good Wife' character Elsbeth Tascioni

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.

Of all the talented guest stars who pop up on the CBS drama The Good Wife, Carrie Preston’s Elsbeth Tascioni consistently remains a fan favorite. Elsbeth is the quirky—part crazy/part genius—lawyer who manages to steal every scene she’s in, and serve up the laughs while she’s doing it. Here, Preston shares her favorite scenes of the season and confesses that she, too, would love an Elsbeth-themed spinoff.  READ FULL STORY

Emmy Watch: Nathan Lane on inventing a backstory for his 'Good Wife' character

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.

The Good Wife is known for its superb Rolodex of guest stars, but in the same vein, the writers like to infuriate us with characters we love to hate. See: Michael J. Fox’s Louis Canning, Matthew Perry’s Mike Kresteva, or Martha Plimpton’s Patti Nyholm. Joining their ranks for season 4 was the Tony- and Emmy-winning Nathan Lane, who appeared in nine episodes as number-crunching trustee Clarke Hayden. Even Lane himself isn’t so sure what to think of his character.

“I think he’s sort of a damaged soul, but it’s hard to tell what’s going on,” Lane says of his character. “One of the nicest compliments I would get very often on the street is people would say, ‘I love you on The Good Wife. I just can’t tell whether I should like you or hate you!'” Here, Lane talks about signing on for the role — which almost went to someone else — and building a backstory to better understand his character.
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'The Good Wife': Matt Czuchry talks season 4 finale cliff-hanger

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If you haven’t yet watched the season 4 finale of The Good Wife, STOP READING NOW! Our full recap is in the works, but in the meantime check out our chat with Matt Czuchry—who plays Lockhart/Gardner lawyer Cary Agos—as he talks about his pivotal role in the episode cliff-hanger, his relationship with Kalinda, and more. READ FULL STORY

'Good Wife' co-creator Robert King explains that 'Vampire Diaries' fan fiction reference -- VIDEO

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On Sunday’s episode of CBS’ The Good Wife, Diane (Christine Baranski) asked the firm’s investigator Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) to run a background check on her so she’d know where she’d be vulnerable if Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) is elected governor and nominates her for the vacant seat on the Illinois Supreme Court, as planned. The first thing Kalinda turned up: Vampire Diaries fan fiction originating from Diane’s home IP address and email. Watch the scene below. (Spoiler alert: Diane blames her housekeeper, who lacks boundaries.)

“We know [TVD exec producer] Kevin Williamson through Writers Guild things, and we think he’s wonderful. And we also thought he’d be fine with a reference to the show’s fan fiction,” Good Wife co-creator Robert King tells EW in an email. “We obviously wanted something that seemed ludicrous and out-of-character for Diane to be doing. We tried two other things: Sons of Anarchy fan fiction and incestuous fan fiction for Supernatural.”  READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Dylan Baker teases Sunday's all-new episode

Why is it that The Good Wife writers give such lovable actors such despicable roles? The proof is in the guest stars. See: Michael J. Fox as the infuriating Louis Canning, Matthew Perry as the pathological liar Mike Kresteva, and Dylan Baker as the notorious wife killer Colin Sweeney. Baker—who’s already nabbed two Emmy noms for his portrayal of Sweeney—reprises his role in Sunday’s all-new episode, “The Wheels of Justice.” In the ep, Alicia (Juliana Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) go to trial to keep Sweeney from receiving a life sentence. Baker called in to tease his upcoming appearance and weigh in on his character’s bad side. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Is 'Girls' flourishing or floundering in season 2?

Image Credit: Jessica Miglio/HBO

Image Credit: Jessica Miglio/HBO

When Girls debuted last year on HBO it immediately became one of the most divisive shows on television. People seemed to either love it or loathe it. But now even the people that loved it seem divided on the risqué comedy’s second season. Jessica Shaw is one such person that has major issues with what has happened to one of her favorite shows. On the latest installment on the InsideTV Podcast, Jessica shares her concerns with a show she feels has abandoned its core appeal and gotten sidetracked by theme episodes that have separated the foursome from each other. I am far less bothered by the new direction of the show than Jessica is, and try to offer a bit of balance by providing my take on the things I have enjoyed in season 2. Click on the audio player below to listen in and see whom you agree with!

Then, we talk more Sunday scripted fare by deep diving into The Good Wife. The show started the season on shaky footing with a truly unfortunate foray into Kalinda’s relationship with her former husband. Has it recovered? What is working and what still needs to be worked on? Jessica even has some inside scoop from the stars and creators to share! [The Good Wife chat starts at 9:15.]

Finally, we chat with Allie Pohevitz, the most recently booted contestant from Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites. Allie reveals what really happened at night between her and Reynold on the night vision cam, and blasts former tribemate Shamar, explaining “I cannot stand that man.” Okay, then! [The Survivor chat and interview starts at 17:00.] READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Allie from 'Survivor' calls Shamar a 'disgrace'. Plus: We talk 'Girls' and 'The Good Wife'

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Image Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Or a woman voted out first from her tribe on Survivor. We found that out first hand when Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs Favorites bootee Allie Pohevitz called into the InsideTV Podcast to discuss her time on the island. She wasn’t too happy about being labeled “not the cutest” by cuddle-partner Reynold, but she saved the bulk of her ire for dehydration-phobic Shamar, labeling him “disgusting” and a “disgrace.”  “I cannot stand that man,” she says in case there is any doubt as to her true feelings. Click on the audio player below to hear more as Allie explains her biggest mistake, shares what really happened between her and Reynold on the night vision cam, and reveals which of the Favorites she would have liked to work with had she lasted longer in the game. Also, Jessica Shaw and I share our early impressions of the season and why some of the Shamar scenes make us feel a little uncomfortable as viewers. [The Survivor chat and interview starts at 17:00.]

But first, Jessica and I discuss and debate some Sunday night scripted fare. Jessica is among the group of Girls fans that have serious issues with season 2 of the HBO comedy. She presents her list of problems with the show and explains what she thinks it needs to do to get back on track. Then, we take a good, hard look at The Good Wife. Has the show rebounded from another shaky season-opening storyline? Is Cary leaving the firm? Is he taking Kalinda with him? And what about that kiss between Alicia and Will? We break it all down as Jessica shares some scoop from the stars and creators as to what to expect next. [The Good Wife chat starts at 9:15.] READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Carrie Preston talks quirky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni

Is it too early to start an Emmy campaign? Carrie Preston reprised her role as the brilliant and funny Elsbeth Tascioni on last night’s The Good Wife. But Preston’s stint on the show doesn’t end there: Elsbeth returns in the March 3 episode where she continues to represent Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) in his case against the Department of Justice. Preston called up EW to chat about her role on the series and settle once and for all: Is Elsbeth a secret genius?  READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife' cast stuns in slick new promo shots -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Holy hot people, Batman!

The Good Wife cast is already one of the best-dressed casts on TV but even they stepped up their game for this new batch of promotional photos, which EW has an exclusive first peek at: (Click below.) READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': T.R. Knight talks about his 'calculating' character, teases clash with Eli -- VIDEO

T.R. Knight is back on TV! But as the former Grey’s Anatomy actor explains in this week’s Spoiler Room video, the character he plays in The Good Wife, young politico Jordan Karahalios, who debuted in Sunday’s episode, is a far from George O’Malley. In fact, he’s downright “off-putting,” Knight says.

Click below for our chat, where he goes into more detail and answers more teasy questions — some of which you submitted via Twitter. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Matthew Perry to return

There will likely be no objections to this news: Matthew Perry is returning to The Good Wife. CBS announced that Perry —  who’s been busy starring on freshman NBC comedy Go On — will reprise his guest role as Mike Kresteva, the slimy attorney and adversary of Alicia (Julianna Marguiles) who plans to run against her husband, Peter (Chris Noth), for governor.

Perry’s episode is slated to air in early 2013.

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‘Good Wife’ star Josh Charles on his directorial debut, tonight’s ‘The Art of War’ episode

'Good Wife' star Josh Charles on his directorial debut, tonight's 'The Art of War' episode

Tonight’s episode of The Good Wife (CBS, 9:30 p.m. ET) marks series regular Josh Charles’ directorial debut. It’s an hour that, in addition to the show’s regular cast, features recurring guests Nathan Lane, Maura Tierney, Denis O’Hare, Kristin Chenoweth, and Amanda Peet, who makes her first appearance as Capt. Hellinger, a female military officer accusing a civilian contractor of attempting to rape her in Afghanistan. The case is brought to Lockhart Gardner through Judge Kuhn (Linda Emond). Brian Dennehy also appears as Alicia’s opposing counsel, the wonderfully named Bucky. We talked to Charles, who lost sleep and weight pulling double-duty, about his move behind-the-camera and what we can expect from “The Art of War.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I love the promo for this episode: “No other drama on television brings together stars like this all in one episode.” Was it just luck that you got this hour, or did you ask for it?
JOSH CHARLES: I was supposed to direct last year, and that didn’t happen. So this year, I thought the plan was I was going to fall in the middle of the schedule. But Robert and Michelle King [the show's creators] called and said, “How you do feel about doing six? The way things are working, it could be kinda great.” The cast just became phenomenal. It was a little nerve-wracking going into it just thinking wow, this is a lot of talent that’s being assembled here for this 42 minutes of television. [Laughs] I’ve learned no matter how much you prepare, there’s always a moment of just like, “Okay, hope I don’t f— it up.” I’ve certainly experienced it as an actor, and I’ve experienced it for the first time as a director. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Get ready for the show's most scandalous scene yet!

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You’d expect shows on youth-oriented networks like The CW or Fox to push the boundaries of sexual content on network television, but The Good Wife on stodgy old CBS has never been shy either. Two years ago, the legal drama aired a guy-on-gal oral sex scene between Peter and Alicia Florrick, and tonight’s episode features another incident that somehow slipped by network censors. I won’t spoil the details, but let’s just say it involves Kalinda, her (recently reunited with) husband, and…um, ice cream. If what I think is happening in the scene actually happens, well, let’s just say it is definitely a first on network TV. On this week’s InsideTV Podcast, Jessica Shaw and I tease that scene and break down all the new faces on the show.

How do we feel about the introduction of Mr. Kalinda? Why are we loving Nathan Lane as the firm’s new trustee? And what can we tell you about Maura Tierney’s debut on the show tonight? We’ve seen the next two episodes so we can tell you plenty! (If you want to skip straight to The Good Wife discussion, it begins at 20:30.)

That’s not all that’s on the menu. I also interview recently-ousted Survivor castoff Angie Layton and ask her how she feels about being clapped at by host Jeff Probst and having tribemate Russell Swan dismiss her as a “little girl.” Good stuff for all you Survivor fans out there. And we also invite dancemaster extraordinaire Annie Barrett back on to the program to discuss Dancing With the Stars: All Stars. Annie is loving the new season and puts her prognosticating prowess on the line by picking a winner. (The DWTS chat starts at 32:30.) READ FULL STORY

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