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Show Details

Broadcaster: SABC3 M-Net DStv 
Show Genre: Drama
Season Premiere: Monday, January 25, 2010
Season Finale: Monday, July 05, 2010
Time: 20h30 - 21h30

Show Summary


The Good Wife is an American legal drama television series created by Robert and Michelle King and starring Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

The story was partly inspired by the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.

The series premiered in the USA on CBS on 22 September, 2009.

The Good Wife premiered in South Africa on M-Net and M-Net HD on Monday 25 January 2010, at 20h30. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series and M-Net Series Zone channels and on SABC3. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

The Good Wife premiered on SABC3 on Tuesday 24 May 2011, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 23 episodes in the first season.

Synopsis

The Good Wife is a drama starring Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defence attorney.

As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom.

Alicia is grateful the firm's top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realises she's going to need to succeed on her own merit.

Alicia's main competition among the firm's 20-something new recruits is Cary, a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but is competitive to the core. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda, the firm's tough in-house investigator.

Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach and 13-year-old Grace.

For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the "good wife" and takes charge of her own destiny.

Seasons

Note: transmissions on M-Net simulcast in HD

Season 1 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 25 Jan 2010 | Finale: 5 Jul 2010 | Mon, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 4 Jul 2010 | Finale: 5 Dec 2010 | Sun, 18h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 24 May 2011 | Finale: 1 Nov 2011 | Tue, 20h30

Season 2 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 17 Jan 2011 | Finale: 20 Jun 2011 | Mon, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 25 Sep 2011 | Finale: 26 Feb 2012 | Sun, 18h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 28 Aug 2012 | Finale: 26 Feb 2013 | Tue, 21h00

Season 3 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 5 Mar 2012 | Finale: 30 Jul 2012 | Mon, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 2 Sep 2012 | Finale: 27 Jan 2013 | Sun, 17h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 31 Dec 2013 | Finale: 27 May 2014 | Tue, 20h30

Season 4 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 22 Oct 2012 | Finale: 6 May 2013 | Mon, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 13 Jul 2013 | Finale: 31 Aug 2013 | Sat, 18h30

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Alicia Florrick Julianna Margulies
Cary Agos Matt Czuchry
Kalinda Sharma Archie Panjabi
Zach Florrick Graham Phillips
Grace Florrick Makenzie Vega
Will Gardner Josh Charles
Diane Lockhart Christine Baranski
Peter Florrick Chris Noth
Daniel Golden Joe Morton
Bree Emily Bergl
Judge Richard Cuesta David Paymer
Becca Dreama Walker
Danielle Raines Jessica Collins
Virginia Sun Leslie Hendrix
James McCloon Chris Bauer
Linda Underwood Aunjanue Ellis
Detective Alec Shores Nestor Serrano
Josh Baldwin Erik Jensen
Ryan Alprin Chris Bowers
Tamara Michelle Hurd
Herself Chelsea Handler
Jonas Stern Kevin Conway
Chief Justice Adler Kate Burton
Julius Cain Michael Boatman
Duke Roscoe Craig Bierko
Emily Tartan Kat Foster
Julie Bowers Patricia Kalember
Patti Nyholm Martha Plimpton
Judge Charles Abernathy Denis O'Hare
Dr. Miner Christopher Evan Welch
Anna Loeb Natalie Gold
Collin Grant Corey Stoll
Jackie Florrick Mary Beth Peil
Eli Gold Alan Cumming
Glenn Childs Titus Welliver
Nancy Crozier Mamie Gummer
Jeremiah Easton Frankie Faison
David Lee Zach Grenier
Judge Patrice Lessner Ana Gasteyer
Sonya Rucker Sonja Sohn
Sonia Gillian Jacobs
Undercover Cop Steve Cirbus
Judge Keely Farmer Suzzanne Douglas
Lanie Christine Willes
Lana Delaney Jill Flint
Lauren Chatham Elizabeth Marvel
Kenny Chatham Spencer Treat Clark
Judge Lee Sutman Chip Zien
Thalia Ramsey Marlyne Afflack
Mark Richardson Michael Gladis
Carla Browning Jessica Hecht
Detective Bryan Murphy Daniel Cosgrove
Dr. Shawn Wesley Russell Hornsby
Judge Timothy Stanek Peter Gerety
Colin Sweeney Dylan Baker
Himself Bill Kurtis
Detective Lou Johnson James McDaniel
Kurt McVeigh Gary Cole
Eric Dorfman Boris McGiver
AUSA Harrison Rivers Sharif Atkins
Pastor Isaiah Easton Gbenga Akinnagbe
Kate Willoughby Brooke Bloom
Gerald Kozko Terry Kinney
Simran Verma Sarita Choudhury
Elsbeth Tascioni Carrie Preston
Caroline Wilder Paige Turco
Judge Graham Shickel Peter Hermann
Trish Arkin Amy Acker
Seattle Chick Justine Cotsonas
Judge Ira Garrett Bruce Altman
Brain Keller Luke Kleintank
Cindy Lewis Katharine Isabelle
Martin Knox Kevin O'Rourke
Margy Vargas Enid Graham
Irene Reagan Halley Feiffer
Isaac Loeb Daniel London
Lemond Bishop Mike Colter
Third Year Associate Chris Chalk
William Ericcson Jason Butler Harner
Charlotte Armitage Zoe Lister-Jones
Amber Madison Kim Shaw
Detective Rodriguez Felix Solis
Shaina Whitmore Holley Fain
Jenny Bauer Ella Rae Peck
Judge Henry Baxter Tony Goldwyn
Walt Gifford Matt Servitto
Giada Cabrini Karen Olivo
Judge Carmella Romano Joanna Gleason
Detective Anthony Burton James Carpinello
Courtney Wells Sonequa Martin-Green
Christy Barbosa Paloma Guzmán
Shelly Delgado Hettienne Park
Detective Frank Seabrook Dash Mihok
Matan Brody Chris Butler
Judge Harvey Winter Peter Riegert
Kya Poole Francie Swift
Pamela Pomeroy Maryann Plunkett
Hunter Wass Stevens
Dr. Boyd Brian Reddy
Clarence Wilcox Curtiss Cook
Nathan Landry Pedro Pascal
Maura Natalie Hall
Marlena Larisa Polonsky

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