This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Good Wife Season 8 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, CBS has officially canceled the series. There will be no Season 8.
Basic info and plot
The Good Wife is an American legal and political TV drama series that has received critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including the coveted Emmy and the 2014 TV Critics Association award. Created by Robert King and Michelle King, the show has been a hit since its series debut on CBS on September 22, 2009.
Starring the talented Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the wife of a once respected politician who was jailed following a notorious political corruption scandal, The Good Wife depicts the rise of a woman who, in the face of misfortune, has been able to rise and finally step out of her husband’s shadow. From the wife of a disgraced politician, to an unstoppable lawyer, Margulies’ portrayal of Alicia Florrick has earned her two Emmy awards in 2011 and 2014.
Season 7 of the The Good Wife returned to CBS on October 4, 2015 with a brand new season of dramatic twists and turns. Last season averaged more than 12 million viewers and the network certainly hopes that this season will not disappoint. So will fans get to follow The Good Wife season 8? Ratings will continue to play an important role, and so far they’ve been pretty stellar with an impressive 97% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. CBS has made no official announcements regarding a possible renewal, but we’re hoping that this show is sticking around past 2016.
Series finale recap
A 22-part seventh and final chapter of the CBS network’s widely critically-acclaimed political drama series The Good Wife bowed out in the US on Sunday, May 8, 2016. The series finale has brought almost 11 million viewers to the small screen, while the season has delivered an average viewership of 8.4 million. Many were somewhat perplexed by the final minutes of the show because the expectation was that Alicia would run after Jason for a more pleasing ending. Instead, she got slapped by Diane, who basically became the collateral damage. The creators explained the slap by seeing Alicia essentially turning into her husband. What did you think of the way the series wrapped up?
UPDATED December 22, 2015: There is a lot of drama in the current season of The Good Wife, but there is more to come. The show is not over – it is taking a holiday break. The remaining episodes of season 7 of The Good Wife are scheduled to resume on the CBS channel on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The future of the critically acclaimed show is yet to be determined.
Updated February 8, 2016: The possible cancelation of The Good Wife that was rumored for the last few months has indeed confirmed by the CBS network on Sunday, February 7, 2016. After the creators and showrunners of the series Robert and Michelle King have reported that the current season will be their last one collaborating on the series` production, CBS had to decide whether the highly successful seven-year run of the show should be wrapped up or continued without them. Apparently, CBS decided that the time has come for the stylish and acclaimed drama series to gracefully bow out.