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What to Watch: TV Picks for October 24 - 30

by Stephanie Earp, posted Oct 24th 2011 11:30AM
Allen Gregory - Sunday October 30, 8:30PM ET/PT, Global/Fox

Tonight marks the series premiere of a new animated series with the sweetest timeslot of the week. Voiced by Jonah Hill and French Stewart, it combines plot elements form 'Family Guy,' 'My Two Dads' and oddly, 'Frasier.' Hill plays Allen Gregory, a super-smart home-school kid who gets plopped into public school when the economy goes south. He's a hopeless snob, but I think we're supposed to like him because hey, we like Stewie Griffin. And the good news is, 'Bob's Burgers' isn't canceled, it's just resting and will return eventually.

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'The Good Wife' Season 3, Episode 5 Recap

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 24th 2011 12:15AM
The Good Wife Season 3 Episode 5 Recap['The Good Wife' - 'Marthas and Caitlins']

Donna Brazile is worried about Alicia Florrick? Aren't we all, Donna, aren't we all.

The real-life political strategist guest starred as herself on 'The Good Wife' to let Eli Gold know he's got the bring the Florricks back together if Peter wants more of a political career. Plus, Dylan Baker returned and was awesome, the cast got even bigger with the addition of Anna Camp and I finally understand why people are obsessed with Lisa Edelstein.

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Amy Sedaris Joins 'Good Wife,' 'CSI' Finds Hunk For Catherine & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 19th 2011 11:30AM
Amy Sedaris Joins The Good WifeAmy Sedaris vs. Alan Cumming? We're so there! The 'Strangers With Candy' star is joining CBS's 'The Good Wife' as a nemesis for Cumming's character Eli Gold.

According to TVLine, Sedaris will play Stacie Hall, a lobbyist who starts poaching Eli Gold's clients.

"We love Amy. We sometimes have dreams of switching all the actors from 'The Wire' and 'Strangers With Candy,'" Robert and Michelle King, 'Good Wife' co-creators and executive producers, said in a statement to TVLine. "The next best thing is to have Amy playing Eli Gold's nemesis."

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'The Good Wife' Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 17th 2011 12:30AM
The Good Wife Season 3, Episode 4 Recap['The Good Wife' - 'Feeding the Rat']

I'm waiting to be wowed.

Yes, Season 3 is just beginning to set things up, but after such a thrilling Season 2, it's very easy to let impatience take over.

Starting the episode with the crime and having viewers see the accused was innocent was a nice twist. One person "saw" the crime and said the real witness did it? Yeah, OK. Can you get more blatantly obvious? If there's one thing 'The Good Wife' audience has proven time and time again it's that they're smart. To me, this was a sloppy story. It brought the entire episode down.

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'Justified' Casts Season 3 Villains, Janeane Garofalo Joins 'Delocated' & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 11th 2011 5:45PM
Justified Season 3 Villians'Justified' has lined up its new bad guys. Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson will guest star throughout Season 3.

According to EW, McDonough will recur as Quarles, a mobster from Detroit who comes to town with intentions of becoming a crimelord. Williamson plays Limehouse, a man who is desperate to protect his land.

Jeremy Davies will also return to the FX series. Season 3 premieres in January.

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'The Good Wife' Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 10th 2011 12:30AM
The Good Wife Season 3, Episode 3 Recap['The Good Wife' - 'Get a Room']

Ladies and gentlemen, it's the moment you've been waiting for: Lisa Edelstein is in 'The Good Wife' house. Pun intended!

After last week's sluggish and rather boring episode, 'The Good Wife' was firing on all cylinders once again, but with maybe a tad too much going on. I appreciated that it wasn't the Lisa Edelstein show, but again I was more interested in the side case featuring Eli and Diane. Buddy sitcom starring the two of them? Sign me up!

And let's not forget the return of Dallas Roberts as Owen, Alicia's lovable brother who makes every single scene that much better. He's the best thing to happen to 'The Good Wife.'

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'The Good Wife' Season 3, Episode 2 Recap

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 3rd 2011 12:15AM
The Good Wife['The Good Wife' - 'The Death Zone']

Not sure if I had too high expectations because Eddie Izzard was guest starring or the fact the lawyers were navigating foreign legal waters, but whatever it was, I was let down. This was not the most engaging or entertaining episode of the 'The Good Wife.'

With Alicia starting out saying "Nothing personal, but I have to rip your friend apart," I was expecting to be blown away, especially because the heroes of the story were in a foreign court.

The second episode of Season 2, 'Double Jeopardy,' saw Will and Alicia in military court and it was one of the best of the year. By displaying their weaknesses and savvy legal skills at the same time, it showed what these characters are made of. Did that happen in 'The Death Zone'? Not so much.

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Number of Gay Characters on TV Declines

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 28th 2011 11:30AM
The Good Wife, GleeThe number of gay characters on broadcast TV shows is down, according to a new report from GLAAD. And in a surprising turn, Fox has become the most LGBT-inclusive TV network, toppling ABC.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance's "Where We Are on TV" report found that the overall number of LGBT series regulars on scripted TV is down to 2.9 percent. It was at 3.9 percent during the 2010-2011 season.

"While the number of LGBT characters is down, some of the most popular shows with critics and viewers such as 'Glee,' 'True Blood' and 'The Good Wife' weave storylines about gay and lesbian characters into the fabric of the show," Mike Thompson, acting president of GLAAD Acting, said in a statement. "Whether it's the growing household of Mitchell and Cameron on 'Modern Family' or the recent wedding of Callie and Arizona on 'Grey's Anatomy,' Americans expect to see the diversity of our country represented in their favorite programs and that includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people."

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'The Good Wife' Wins Inaugural Sidney Lumet Award for Its Human Rights Themes

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 27th 2011 6:10PM
The Good Wife'The Good Wife' is being honored with the inaugural Sidney Lumet Award for Integrity in Entertainment.

The award, from Human Rights First, is being awarded to 'The Good Wife' for tackling human rights issues including Internet freedom and privacy, torture, human rights in China and political asylum.

"Popular culture has incredible power, not just to entertain, but to inform, advocate, and inspire. 'The Good Wife' has used that power to confront some of the most difficult -- and important -- political and social questions of the day. We are proud to honor 'The Good Wife' for its groundbreaking content, and for advancing the public's understanding of human rights and the rule of law," Elisa Massimino, president and CEO of Human Rights First, said in a statement.

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'The Good Wife' Season 3 Premiere Recap

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 26th 2011 12:20AM
The Good Wife Season 3 Premiere['The Good Wife' - 'A New Day']

The day has finally come. It's a new season of 'The Good Wife' -- 'A New Day' if you will -- and a brand new Alicia.

Getting this out of the way: I like her hair. It makes total sense that Alicia would change her hair to go along with her liberation. There's been a lot of talk about it since the new promos came out over the summer, but it's here, it's great, let's move on.

We saw Alicia growing last year, getting a bit more edge, sort of sampling her desires. This year? She's incredible. It's the character viewers have wanted her to be. Watching the character growth over the last two years makes her all the more special now. The way Alicia handled the judge and showed no extra attention to Cary during the whole case really drove the point home.

If you were having any doubts what kind of feel 'The Good Wife' would have this season, just take a glimpse at those visually stunning opening credits.

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Julianna Margulies Talks Emmy Win and 'Good Wife' Season 3 (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 20th 2011 1:05PM
Julianna Margulies is having a busy week: on Sunday night she won the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role as Alicia Florrick on 'The Good Wife.' Seven days later, the critically-acclaimed legal drama makes its much anticipated Season 3 premiere (Sun., Sept. 25 at 9PM ET on CBS).

Margulies went on 'The Early Show' (9AM ET on CBS) to preview the central conflict of the new season, and also talked about the 16-year gap between her two Emmy wins, the last of which came for her work on 'ER.'

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Julianna Margulies Wins Second Emmy

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 18th 2011 11:55PM
Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies took home her second Emmy award ever, but first for her role in 'The Good Wife,' at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Already a SAG and Golden Globe winner for her role as Alicia Florrick, the wife of a disgraced politician who rejoins the workforce to support her kids, Margulies lost the Emmy in 2010 to Kyra Sedgwick.

This year, Margulies beat Kathy Bates, Mariska Hargitay, Connie Britton, Mireille Enos and Elisabeth Moss for the trophy.

This was Margulies' second Emmy win out of a total of eight nominations. She won for her role on 'ER' in 1994.

Her Emmy win wasn't the only reason Margulies is making headlines -- just take a look at that dress.

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'Modern Family' Star Books 'American Horror Story' Role, 'Good Wife' Adds 'Weeds' Alum & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 17th 2011 12:30PM
Eric StonestreetEric Stonestreet is seeking Dylan McDermott's help ... on 'American Horror Story.'

According to EW, Stonestreet will play a patient of Dr. Ben Harmon (McDermott) in a November episode. Stonestreet's character will be seeking help for his fear of urban legends, specifically Pigman.

'American Horror Story' stars McDermott and Connie Britton as a married couple who move to Los Angeles and buy a haunted house. Jessica Lange co-stars as the couple's new neighbor.

'American Horror Story' premieres Wed., Oct. 5, 10PM ET on FX.

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Make Their 2011 Emmy Picks (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 16th 2011 4:45PM
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on the Emmys on 'Today'The 2011 Emmy Awards air Sunday, and Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb took a look at the field Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) with People Magazine's style and beauty editor Pamela Edwards Christiani. They went through the major categories and picked a few favorites from 'Mad Men,' 'The Good Wife,' and 'The Office.'

Christiani picked Jon Hamm over Steve Buscemi, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie, and Timothy Olyphant for lead actor in a drama. "It's his year. I don't know if you paid attention to 'Mad Men' last season, his character was so intense. The downward spiral -- Don Draper brought it to us this year." She also likes Julianna Margulies for 'The Good Wife,' citing the show's critical acclaim and fan popularity.

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Josh Charles Talks 'The Good Wife' Premiere, Gets 40th Birthday Love on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 14th 2011 6:15PM
Josh Charles of 'The Good Wife' on 'The Talk'When 'The Good Wife' left off last season, Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles were, after seasons worth of build-up, finally making out in an elevator. Charles said Wednesday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) that the new season will pick up just minutes after that scene, and get much steamier from there. He also celebrated his 40th birthday with the 'Talk' crew and audience.

"It does start off right afterwards," said Charles of 'The Good Wife' premiere. "It's just going to keep deepening all the characters." He also promised some surprises in the premiere episode. Like maybe nudity? "Maybe," he said.

Since Charles turns 40 on Thursday, 'The Talk' brought the Baltimore native a few gifts to remind him of home, including 40 cookies from Bergers Bakery and a football signed by some players on the Baltimore Ravens. The audience seemed to want a couple of cookies, too, and Charles gave one enthusiastic fan one of his cookies and a kiss on the cheek. It wasn't in an elevator, but she seemed pretty excited about it anyway.

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