The future of a CBS drama has been the subject of speculation, and things heated up over the weekend in the wake of remarks by the show’s star.
“The future of ‘The Good Wife’ looks murkier than ever, and it’s all Julianna Margulies’ fault,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “Speaking Thursday night at the Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards, at which Robert and Michelle King, showrunners of the CBS drama, were being honored, the actress said, ‘I surprised Robert and Michelle tonight. They didn’t know I was going to be here. They think I’m here for them, but I’m unemployed come April, and I think you haven’t seen me in awhile — at least not in person — so I thought I should show up.’”
The Kings are exiting the acclaimed show at the end of this season, and it is unclear whether CBS plans to continue “The Good Wife” beyond that point. But Margulies’ comment reportedly does not mean the show — or Margulies — is getting the ax. The Times cites a source saying the comment was meant as a joke.