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Fall Television Preview: The Good Wife

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Political dramas will anchor the Sunday lineup for CBS. Newcomer Madam Secretary will join powerhouse The Good Wife, both starting tonight.

The Good Wife is returning for a sixth season for CBS. The show, centered around Julianna Margulies. Her husband finds himself at the center of a scandal. Alicia Florrick, played by Margulies, finds herself back in the workforce. Her work at the law firm Stern, Lockhardt and Gardner plays as the central plot of the show. More recently, Florrick has broke out on her own with the new firm Florrick/Agos.

The new season opens with some debate of the State’s Attorney office and the struggle of launching a campaign. Florrick is set against it while the governor is actively pursuing another candidate. The law firm is under attack and Florrick continues to try and protect their business interests.

The drama has far outgrown the original concept. The interesting point is that the show, which barely resembles the initial run, has found success with new directions and frequent twists. At the heart of it all is Margulies who continues to find success on Sunday nights. The show and cast have found themselves consistently nominated for Golden Globe and Emmy awards. They have taken home their fair share of trophies.

CBS may be overloading fans with political dramas on Sunday night. With very little competition, with the exception of the NFL, they find success in the early season and build a following. The network is counting on The Good Wife to help launch Madam Secretary. Juliana Margulies may be a good actress but Tea Leoni is hoping she can draw a crowd.

Share your thoughts on The Good Wife in the comments below and stay tuned to Comic Booked for Fall Television Previews on many more shows.

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