UPFRONTS 2016

CBS All Access Getting ‘Good Wife’ Spinoff

CBS All Access said Wednesday that Christine Baranski will star in the new series. Its title wasn't announced. The drama will pick up one year after the events in the finale of The Good Wife, which aired recently on CBS.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spinoff of “The Good Wife” is coming to CBS’ online video service.

CBS All Access said Wednesday that Christine Baranski will star in the new series. Its title wasn’t announced.

The drama will pick up one year after the events in the finale of “The Good Wife,” which aired recently on CBS.

“The Good Wife” spinoff will debut in spring 2017. It will be CBS All Access’ second original series after a new version of “Star Trek,” set to start next January.

Baranski, reprising her role as lawyer Diane Lockhart, will be joined by Cush Jumbo. The British actress played Lucca Quinn on “The Good Wife” starting last year.

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New characters will be gradually introduced on the spinoff, CBS All Access and producer CBS Television Studios said.


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Jeff Douglass says:

May 18, 2016 at 7:31 pm

I can’t imagine working at a CBS affiliate and not thinking that the folks who run my network have no interest in my station. Welcome to the brave new world?

    Christina Perez says:

    May 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

    It goes even further than that; CBS is signaling that it wants to transition to a full-fledged pay TV network. No network can succeed if viewers are subject to second-class status. Moonves years ago predicted the big networks would become pay services, now he’s implementing that strategy. Once Congress and the American people realize this is a frontal assault on the concept of free, universally available broadcast TV, CBS will be the target of consumer protection organizations and good government groups. Moonves and CBS have launched a war on free TV that threatens to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Network TV remains the single most potent and efficient advertising medium, and this business strategy threatens to destroy the medium’s prime selling point.

    John Avellino says:

    May 19, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    YO PHILLY…. Tell the FCC to get a clue on 14-261 on the docket. Let’s give Local Broadcasters a Path to the internet where they get retrans and this will boost revenues for them and get them to back away from this Pay TV Path.
    What I think is funny is CBS all access / SyncBak is way more TREKKIE. I bet their whole team goes to those Star Trek conventions and dresses up and then Tweets about it and Hashtags Syncbak. LOL


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