The popular legal and political drama TV series “The Good Wife” will end with its ongoing seventh season.
The news was confirmed by an ad released during Super Bowl 50, following weeks of speculation that this might be the last season of the show, reports variety.com.
The Emmy-winning drama series starring Julianna Margulies has nine episodes to go in its seventh season. CBS announced the May 8 series finale with a promo spot that aired during the network’s telecast of Super Bowl 50.
“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,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller and CBS TV Studios president David Stapf said 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’s sincere privilege to broadcast and produce ‘The Good Wife’ for seven extraordinary seasons.
“We thank and applaud the outstanding cast, led by the impeccable Julianna Margulies, and the consummate writing and producing team, headed by the brilliant Robert and Michelle King, who brought to life a smart, sophisticated series that has delivered audiences so many memorable characters and unforgettable moments,” the statement read further.