CBS Announces The End Of ‘The Good Wife’ In Surprise Super Bowl Spot

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.
Series star Julianna Margulies also chimed in with proud comments of her own:
“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.
Earlier this year, it was announced that creators and showrunners Robert and Michelle King would be departing the series after this season regardless of whether an eighth-season order from the network came to fruition. Despite the continued buzz around the series and its dramatic ups and downs, going out while still on the tips of everyone’s tongues is never a bad move. Since the departure of fan-favorite actress Archie Panjabi at the end of last season, the show has lost just a touch of its former luster. With only nine episodes left, fans can enjoy the excellent storytelling knowing that there is a plan in place to go out on top and wrap up the stories of Alicia, Carey, Diane, Peter, and the rest with the show’s trademark style.