Update: CBS has finally announced the long-awaited syndication deal for The Good Wife. Therefore, our recent prediction for the show which was
‘on the bubble’, is now changed to ‘likely to be renewed’.
You may read the official press release of the syndication announcement by CBS here.
Check out our early round up on The Good Wife‘s chances on getting a season 5 renewal:
The legal drama starring Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles is looking at an obscured future. The ratings for the current season is not up to par. The fourth season debuted with a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which targeted 9.93 million total viewers. On its fourteenth episode outing, the numbers dipped into a series low — a 1.4 in ratings and a total of 8.5 million viewers on the same demo.
The erratic ratings has been an open subject for the creators of the show, Robert and Michelle King. In a report from BuzzFeed they’ve addressed their feelings over this matter:
“I worry about making good episodes. The best episodes we can. And that’s it. That’s where I worry,” Michelle shares.
The CBS network, according to Robert, has also been supportive of the struggling network series. On the report, he muses the morale boost they gain from the show’s avid followers.
“They’re very appreciative — and fans, if I can say it. We’re smart and sly enough to know when you’re on the downward slope, and that’s where people have suggestions about what you should be doing: Don’t do this, try this, don’t do that. And we’re not getting that. We trust that they’re real fans, and they really like it, and they want us to continue doing it. They’ll have to carry us out of our offices!”
Not only that the series creators have been enthused with the fans’ unwavering support, one of the regular actors of the show also does. Just recently this year, Josh Charles who plays the handsome but tough lawyer Will Gardner had extended his contract for two years with the network, TV Line has reported. This means that Will will continue his tenure on Lockhart Gardner until season 5.
The Good Wife, notwithstanding the plausible reviews from critics and fans, is staying ‘on the bubble’ for now.
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