Instead of restricting the news to a press release, CBS used television’s biggest platform to confirm the rumors.
The current, seventh season of “The Good Wife” will indeed be its last.
Identified as the biggest “Good Wife” surprise yet, the confirmation came during a second quarter Super Bowl commercial.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television,” said CBS Entertainment’s Glenn Geller and CBS Television Studios’ David Stapf in a joint statement issued following the commercial’s airing. “But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show’s final run while at the top of its creative game. It has been CBS’s sincere privilege to broadcast and produce THE GOOD WIFE for seven extraordinary seasons. We thank and applaud the outstanding cast, led by the impeccable Julianna Margulies, and the consummate writing and producing team, headed by the brilliant Robert and Michelle King, who brought to life a smart, sophisticated series that has delivered audiences so many memorable characters and unforgettable moments. It is a series that will only grow in prestige as its episodes are watched again or discovered by new viewers for many years to come.”
“Being a part of THE GOOD WIFE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career,” added series star Julianna Margulies. “As an actress and a producer, it has been an absolute honor to be a part of a series that, throughout seven years, never settled on being just good… but always strived to be extraordinary.
“I have witnessed magic happen when Robert and Michelle King put pen to paper, and it has been a privilege to be in the company of their brilliance. To the most amazing and talented cast and crew, there will always be a special place in my heart for our ‘Good Wife’ family. As we close the book on our beloved show, I am humbled and grateful to know that together, we created and were a part of something truly remarkable.”
The final nine episodes begin airing next Sunday. The finale airs May 8.