NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, February 8, 2016, 10:53 AM
It started with a bang and it will end with a whimper.
CBS revealed during the Super Bowl that “The Good Wife” will call it quits after airing the last nine episodes starting Sunday. The series – which started with a ripped-from-the-headlines affair by a rising star politician – ran for seven seasons. The teaser for the final half-season hyped the run’s “hundreds of twists” and ends with a quiet gasp from star Julianna Margulies.
The demise of the series was long rumored, given that its creators, husband-and-wife team Robert and Michelle King, announced they were leaving to work on other projects including “BrainDead,” which will air on CBS this summer. And Margulies’ contract was set to expire this year – something she didn’t hide.
“The (Kings) think I’m here for them, but I’m unemployed come April…so I thought I should show up,” the 49-year-old star told members of the Casting Society of America at their annual award banquet last month, which honored the Kings, reported Vulture.
Following the announcement, Margulies called her time on the show “one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”
“As we close the book on our beloved show,” she added, “I am humbled and grateful to know that together, we created and were a part of something truly remarkable.”
The critically lauded series which won numerous Emmys focused on Alicia Florrick (Margulies), whose husband Peter (Chris Noth), a former Illinois State’s Attorney had been jailed following a political and sex scandal. Alicia Florrick returns to her job as a litigator and later begins a political career of her own.