This Sunday’s episode of The Good Wife reveals something even 18-year-old actor Graham Phillips, who plays Alicia and Peter’s son Zach, didn’t know about his character: He’s been dating Nisa (guest star Rachel Hilson) all this time. Sorry, Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele)! Both Alicia and Jackie will grow concerned that Zach has been spending too much time with Nisa and suggest the teens slow down. “He reminds me a lot of Peter in this episode, in the way that he’s very manipulative,” Phillips says. “He pits Jackie and Alicia against each other, and he uses their mutual hatred. You get a glimpse of his sort of Machiavellian way of getting his way. It’s kinda fun to see Zach play the system.” READ FULL STORY
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CBS defended axing hosts Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini from The Talk and the decision to move critical darling The Good Wife to Sunday nights at the network’s press tour presentation in Pasadena on Wednesday.
The network dropped Peete and Remini from the daytime panel chat show in August and replaced them with Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. A critic asked entertainment president Nina Tassler about the move, citing Talk cohost Julie Chen, who is married to CBS CEO Les Moonves. Early reports suggested that Chen orchestrated the ousters, but CBS has vigorously denied the claims.
Tassler wouldn’t touch the issue of Chen, but defended the move. “Any show in its first season goes through multiple changes,” she said. “We were looking at a dynamic, we were looking at the quality of the commentary and we saw an opportunity [to improve the show]. The ratings have stayed virtually the same. The format may continue to evolve over time. Other talk shows have had host changes and survived as well. The most important part was the content and that the discussions have stayed spirited.” READ FULL STORY
In a parallel universe The Good Wife films on a sun-drenched studio lot in L.A. and stars someone other than Julianna Margulies. It turns out that Robert and Michelle King, the writing duo behind the much-loved CBS drama, originally planned to shoot the series in L.A. or Vancouver. But their top pick to play scorned wife Alicia Florrick, Julianna Margulies, wouldn’t leave her native New York for the role. “Good luck with that,” she told them. So the Kings agreed to make some adjustments to get the actress to sign on.
It’s been almost two weeks since the show capped its 2011 with a lot of question marks about Will, Alicia, and Peter. Starting Jan. 8, the show returns with four straight new episodes that can start to provide some answers. The new teaser promises to be “Better Than Ever.” You be the judge. READ FULL STORY
The American Film Institute has been releasing a top 10 movie list since 2000, yet one more volley in the heady awards season hullabaloo. But since 2001, the AFI has also released a list of its top television programs of the year, and their selections have often recognized shows overlooked by other awards groups, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, and Party Down.
This year’s list recognizes several shows for the first time, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Homeland, FX’s Justified and Louie, and CBS’ The Good Wife. Notably absent: Fox’s Glee, which was on the ’09 and ’10 lists; AMC’s The Walking Dead, which made last year’s list; and any miniseries or made-for-TV movies, which usually make up a healthy portion of the list.
Check out the full top 10 below: READ FULL STORY
'Good Wife': Josh Charles talks Sunday's rising tensions -- and why Will hasn't told Alicia about the investigation
From the promo for this Sunday’s episode of CBS’ The Good Wife (watch it again below), we know that Diane (Christine Baranski) is done with subtle sexual harassment seminars. She confronts Will (Josh Charles) and tells him Peter (Chris Noth) is coming after him and it’s time to stop sleeping with Alicia (Julianna Margulies). Alicia raised the question of whether they should press pause last week, and Will let her make the call — they probably wouldn’t even if they said they would — and simply agreed. What’s he really feeling as their relationship continues to complicate? “I think he’s in survival mode. He’s not quite sure what’s coming at him. Is it something that he’s gonna be able to fight?” Charles tells EW. “Obviously, he has really deep feelings for Alicia, but at the same time, Will has worked really hard for a really long time to get where he’s at, and he’s gonna do everything he can to protect that. It’s clear that Diane knows what’s happening. That’s a big deal for Will to be confronted by his partner. They built the firm together. They’ve been through hell and back and have got it to a pretty decent place where they want it. So while it’s hard for Will to swallow, I think he does understand where Diane’s coming from because he would probably feel the same way if it was reversed. But again, when it comes to matters of the human heart, I don’t think all the legal brilliance necessarily comes into play. He’s torn.” READ FULL STORY
'Once Upon a Time,' 'Castle,' 'Leverage,' 'How I Met Your Mother': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
As I’m capping off this week’s Spoiler Room, Regis Philbin is saying goodbye on Live! So as I try to ignore it enough not to weep like a mad person, forgive me if I don’t make a lot of sense. (God, I’m such a ridiculous sappy human!)
Okay, let’s get down to business. Here are this week’s goodies. Thanks to all who submitted questions. Keep ‘em coming! Don’t know how? Here’s the info: firstname.lastname@example.org or @EWSandraG on Twitter.
And a special thanks to all those brave souls who answered my call for video questions on Twitter (which you can see in the next Spoiler Room: Video Edition). There will be more chances to do so very soon! READ FULL STORY
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