CBS To Air a Primetime Marathon of 'The Good Wife' Friday December 21

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December 17th, 2012

via press release:


           CBS will air a primetime marathon of THE GOOD WIFE on Friday, Dec. 21 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT), rebroadcasting three episodes of the drama.  The air order will be:

8:00 – 9:00 PM: “Don’t Haze Me, Bro” – Alicia and Diane must constantly rethink their approach when an opposing lawyer keeps changing tactics. Meanwhile, Eli wins a victory in his efforts to protect Peter’s image.  Originally broadcast 10/21/12.

9:00 – 10:00 PM: “The Art of War” – When a female military officer accuses a civilian contractor of attempting to rape her in Afghanistan, Alicia tries to prove that he is not protected by a law prohibiting servicemen from suing the military.  Meanwhile, a surprising new obstacle appears in Peter’s quest for the governorship.  Amanda Peet guest stars as Alicia’s client, Brian Dennehy guest stars as opposing council Bucky Stabler, Maura Tierney returns as Maddie Hayward and Denis O’Hare returns as Judge Abernathy. Directed by series star Josh Charles. Originally broadcast 11/04/12.

10:00 – 11:00 PM: “A Defense of Marriage” – Alicia and Diane agree to let a famous liberal lawyer aid them on their latest case, but they soon realize he may not have their client’s best interests in mind.  Meanwhile, Alicia’s mother arrives for Thanksgiving seeking moral and legal support from Alicia and her brother Owen.  Academy Award nominee Stockard Channing guest stars as Alicia’s mother and Bruce McGill guest stars as liberal crusader Jeremy Breslow.  Brian Dennehy returns as lawyer Bucky Stabler and Bebe Neuwirth returns as Judge Friend.  Originally broadcast 11/25/12.

THE GOOD WIFE is one of broadcast television’s most acclaimed dramas. Cast members Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi were recently nominated for 2012 Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, respectively.

  • iggy agrimotor

    We know.

    I’d pick >0.6 in that poll.


    I’ve been thinking about that poll & can now see why it was voted so low. It will pick up no new viewers & if you knock off 30% of the season average, the most it could muster would be a 1.2 MAX.

  • don juan


  • Flame

    A “marathon” to me is a bit more than three episodes.

  • DeanW

    CBS should replace it by repeats of Elementary or its usual programming. The Good Wife will get, at most, a 0.6.

  • CBSviewer

    The Mayans were right ! This marathon will lead to World’s end. :)

  • TGW fan

    I already have these episodes from these seasons on my DVR, and they’re on uverse too. Thanks anyway CBS….If you really want to give us something…how bout we put it back to Tuesday night at 9 with no football delays. Ah, much better.

  • Rob

    Perhaps they should just run some key episodes from throughout the series on Friday nights during the holiday season. See if it gets okay viewership (for repeats) on Fridays and then maybe they can make the move to Friday for good.

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