CBS picked a high-profile venue to announce the end of an acclaimed drama series. The network broke the news via a promo airing during the Super Bowl that “The Good Wife” is ending its run after seven seasons.
The show and its star Julianna Margulies have been fixtures at the Emmy Awards since 2010, chalking up 39 nominations and bringing home five trophies, including two Lead Actress wins for Margulies. Actresses Archie Panjabi, Martha Plimpton and Carrie Preston have all won Emmys for guest and supporting roles on the series.
CBS’s Super Bowl promo for the show put to rest rumors that have been swirling around the fate of “The Good Wife” for some time, fueled by the announcement earlier in season seven that creators Robert and Michelle King would be leaving the show.
The promo announced that the remaining nine episodes will wrap the show’s final season. The last nine episodes begin airing next Sunday, Feb. 14, with the series finale due to air May 8.