In a surprise move, CBS announced via a commercial during Super Bowl 50 that this season will be the last for the network’s popular and critically applauded drama The Good Wife. The show was set to wrap up its seventh season this spring and many fans were already guessing that the end was coming soon enough even though CBS has declined to offer concrete hints either way throughout the year.
Glenn Geller and David Stapf, the presidents of CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios, respectively, released a statement lauding the show for its success and quality over the years:
“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…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.
“Being a part of THE GOOD WIFE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career,” said 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.