The Good Wife Season 6: Is Alicia In?

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At the conclusion of The Good Wife Season 4, Alicia told Cary she was in - and the subsequent 22 episodes of this terrific CBS drama centered around the formation of Florrick, Agos & Associates.

So, now that Eli has floated the prospect of State's Attorney her way at the end of The Good Wife Season 5, will Alicia give the same positive response?

Not quite.

Had a Weird Year

"We start next year exactly where we left off this year and Alicia's reaction is, 'Are you f---ing insane? That's the last thing I want to do,’” co-creator Robert King tells E! News in the aftermath of Sunday’s finale.

But King added, of course, "things tend to change on the show.”

Robert King added that Season 6 will "play with the structure of the series a bit," with co-creator and wife Michelle King adding:

"We’ll see some episodes that are light on court and others that are more traditional."

The Kings also confirmed the following: 

  • Kalinda will go to Florrick/Agos with Diane.
  • Matthew Goode will be sticking around as Finn.
  • The season will be split in half in terms of storytelling and consecutive new episodes, with CBS airing 11 new installments, the show going on hiatus for a few months and then 11 more hitting your living room.

Season 6, meanwhile, will continue to focus on the "education of Alicia Florrick," as Robert King teased and Michelle concluded:

"I think we've seen her become increasingly pragmatic every single year and this one she has a firm she needs to protect, a possible move into politics - I think she's just fascinating."

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I hate the fact that Will is no longer in The Good Wife. I don't even want to watch the show any longer.


Why are so many acting as if this is a new thing for TGW? It's not. They have always had a split season.....September thru 1st week (or second Sunday) of episode in episode in February (if we're lucky)....and March thru the end (April or May). The networks do this with popular shows because it has shown that it works (call it the 'Mad Men' affect). They will stop when it stops working.


To be honest, you should stop being so closed minded about splitting season. If you would stop & think the hiatus is usually right before Christmas til after the Super Bowl!!! During the Holiday season most people have things going on & miss episodes. This way in most instances you miss nothing. If you watch abc & nbc they have been doing that for a while. My last point is that nfl games throw a lot of Sunday epis late into night & people have gone 2 bed!!


Glad to hear Matthew Goode is hanging around. I really, really miss Will but I'm liking Finn Polmer very much.


I really love GW but I really hate the split season. It's cropping up more and more all over cable. It has been responsible for my losing interest in more shows. Makes it devilishly hard to figure out when to watch or when your show may be on. Sometimes shows come back around and I've not known they were even on and missed a bunch of eps because I'm thinking they're on hiatus and other times I run up on them having returned and think ... "Oh, I forgot you existed" and I no longer care.


The show will continue in spite of the frustrating break in the season. The acting and writing i are too outstanding.


What makes the suits at CBS think we can be manipulated?
Try it and see the ratings drop!


Split season... hmmm...

@ KeithH

Split season for "a few months"! That doesn't bode well for the series. I doubt CBS would do that to a really popular show. Maybe this will be the show's last season.

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