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CBS at TCA: The Good Wife Panel

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Who Was on the Panel:
Juliana Margulies and executive producer/creators Robert King and Michelle King.

The Scoop:
Juliana Margulies on why she decided to give series television another shot (after recently failing on legal drama Canterbury’s Law on Fox):
 
“I’ve had a great 10 years away from ER. I’ve been able to do a lot of theater and films and miniseries, and I’ve never stopped working. I took not quite a year off after I had my baby. I did one movie in one little thing, but what’s different now is that I’m a mom and a wife and I need to stay in one place. For me, television is the medium for women. The richest characters I can find are on television.  And it’s a lovely entry back into a place where, to now being be a mom and be able to play this role from a very different point of view, I never would have known the things that I know now back then.  It’s a different phase of life.  
 
I’m embracing the change because it is a very different world in TV now. When I was on ER, we got a 44 share almost every week. So now, I’m like what’s a hit? A hit is 9-something? I can’t believe the difference in TV now.”
 
Reality Check:
Although the compatibility out of NCIS: Los Angeles should be solid (resulting in a potential time period win in total viewers), the expected older skew could be detrimental. Look what happened to former time period occupants Without a Trace and Judging Amy, after all. Both shows had ample tune-in, but too much grey in the mix was not appealing to CBS. Will the Eye net change its tune and welcome the 50+ crowd in an hour that leads into the late local news?
 
Chance of Survival for The Good Wife (Based on a scale of 1-1 to 10-1):
5-1
 
Did You Know?
Six years into her run as Nurse Carol Hathaway on ER, Juliana Margulies was offered a mammoth $27 million to renew her contract.  But she turned it down to pursue other opportunities.  
 
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