The Good Wife Spinoff: A Go on CBS All Access!

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If you're willing to pay to play, you don't have to let go of the strong ladies you came to love on The Good Wife.

In particular, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) just extended their stay as the strong female characters we thought we were going to miss.

Good Wife Spinoff

CBS All Access, CBS's streaming pay service, has ordered the spinoff straight to series which will be produced by CBS Television Studios.

The Good Wife creators, Robert and Michelle King, will write the first the first episode of the new series, but will not remain with the new show for the duration.

They will be with CBS, though, on their new summer show, Braindead.

There aren't many details on what the new show will be called, or even exactly what it will be about.

The last we saw of Diane and Lucca in The Good Wife finale, you'd think they wouldn't have been in the best of places to continue on with Diane's idea of a female-led legal firm.

At least, you had to wonder if Lucca would still be welcome.

After all, without warning, Lucca sided with Alicia in an outright attack against Diane's husband, Kurt McVeigh, while he was on the stand.

It was a personal blow that left Diane reeling, wondering if her husband had cheated on her while they were married. Bringing that up while she served as co-counsel for Alicia's husband Peter and sat before her own husband, Kurt, as the topic was broached was very underhanded.

If the new show is any indication, Diane is letting bygones be bygones.

Word is there will be other players from The Good Wife joining the series, as well.

When we had our final round table for The Good Wife here at TV Fanatic, we pondered who we would like to see join a potential spinoff.

Lucca made the cut, as did Cary Agos, David Lee and Carrie Preston's quirky Elsbeth. 

We'll certainly be keeping our ears to the wall for news that will be arriving for this exciting proposition.

The question is, will you fork out $5.99 a month to watch this and the new Star Trek series? At what point does CBS on the TV even need to exist if it's watched online?

It's definitely getting a little bit confusing, and being asked to pay $6 here and $11 there to watch one or two shows starts to become a lot more expensive than the cable packages everybody was trying to get rid of in the first place.

Is this a good deal? Does CBS All Access have your attention now?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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