The current season of “The Good Wife” is officially its last, television network CBS has announced.
The Emmy-winning drama series starring Julianna Margulies has nine episodes to go in its seventh season. CBS said the May 8 series finale with a promo spot that aired during the network’s telecast of Super Bowl 50, reported Variety.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to one of the crown jewels of your network and studio, much less to a show that is among the best on television,” said CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller and CBS TV Studios president David Stapf in a joint statement.
“But it also feels very right to end with the seven-year story its creators envisioned, and to celebrate the show’s final run while at the top of its creative game. It has been CBS’ sincere privilege to broadcast and produce ‘The Good Wife’ for seven extraordinary seasons,” he added.
“The Good Wife” has been the rare broadcast TV drama series to rank as a contender with cable fare in award races and critical acclaim.
The drama, which bowed in 2009, initially focused on Margulies’ Alicia Florrick character as a Chicago political spouse trying to rebuild her life after her husband (played by Chris Noth) went to jail on corruption charges.
The end of the series had been up on the air for the past few months after showrunners and creators Robert and Michelle King confirmed they would step down from the show after its current season.
Margulies, 49, earned lead actress Emmy Awards in 2011 and 2014 for her work on the series.
“Being a part of ‘The Good Wife’ has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career,” said Margulies.