Tomorrow is the day to give thanks and count our blessings. And on this Thanksgiving Eve, we’re taking a look at the small screen to consider all of the things we’re feeling grateful for. Whether it’s Saturday Night Live’s new “Weekend Update” anchor, The Good Wife and Scandal’s ongoing drama, the adaptation of Preacher that’s in the works, or any of the other items on our lists, we’re feeling the love and gratitude for the wonderful bounty TV’s offered us.
If you’re a Sunday night drama on ABC or CBS, you’re probably having the best day ever. Because the numbers are in and dramas are all on the upswing, gobbling viewers away (even when the footballers are at play). Sorry, comedy — looks like Sunday just ain’t your day. The last night of the weekend has become a hotbed for dramatic activities and with the revelations from this weekend’s ratings it’s safe to assume that comedy should just look to broadcast itself elsewhere.
Since The Good Wife is structured around a bunch of different court cases each season, there is always ample room for guest stars. On Thursday, CBS’ lawyer drama announced that Alias and Deception actor Victor Garber will be joining The Good Wife for a Season 5 guest gig. It’ll still be a while before we catch the man in action, though, as his episode isn’t expected to air until early 2014.
I have no idea where The Good Wife is going. None. I’ve spent the past day and a half trying to find clues I may have missed or a clear, logical exit strategy out of the brilliant and seemingly crippling corner the writers have painted themselves into, and I’m only able to muster up a few guesses I’m less than confident about, which is a very unnatural and uncomfortable feeling to me.
Ready for the fall? Yeah, me neither. The summer TV season is only just getting started but CBS is already getting their ducks in a row for the Fall and those who want to plan ahead can get a look at what the Eye has in store for their viewers come September.
CBS has announced their 2013-2014 schedule today, revealing their plans to shuffle things around to make room for the four new comedies and new dramas they have joining the line-up. Person of Interest will move to Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m., while Hawaii Five-0 has been shifted to Fridays. The Eye has new series Hostages set to air Monday nights following their two-hour comedy block, which features two returning shows and two new comedies.
The Masters normally brings in pretty great ratings throughout Day 4. However, last night, CBS’ coverage of The Masters ran into primetime, skewing the network’s ratings a bit. CBS had a pretty great night last night, averaging 12.4 million total viewers and earning 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with the big golfing outing plus original programming.
CBS’ one-hour drama, The Good Wife, has had more than its fair share of guest stars over the past four seasons, but now the show is taking a cue from Parks and Recreation and has invited a real-life politician to the set. New York’s Mayor Bloomberg has signed on to appear in The Good Wife.
The Good Wife has hit Season 4, otherwise known as the season of syndication, and parent network CBS has worked out one hell of a deal to make reruns available. CBS has sold The Good Wife to two streaming partners, Amazon and Hulu, and will begin rolling out syndicated episodes of the program on television via the Hallmark Channel.
Fringe’s John Noble is headed to CBS to guest star in a very different type of program. The man has signed on for an episode of The Good Wife, and it seems he will tie in to the titular character, Alicia’s, past. Humorously enough, like his character on Fringe, Noble’s character on The Good Wife will still be a science-oriented guy.
After fighting, coaxing, and getting into our fair share of nitpicking, TV Blend has come up with a list of our five favorite current TV families whose Thanksgiving celebrations we would be more than willing to crash. So pick those turkey remnants out of your teeth, grab a glass of wine, and sit down to see if you agree with our list.
The Good Wife has booked another guest star to join the ranks this season. The latest on the long list of Season 4 guests is Kyle MacLachlan, who is just coming off of fall’s first to be cancelled new drama, Made in Jersey.
Matthew Perry is returning to The Good Wife. The man’s sneaky, political character has popped up in some very important episodes in the past, and Perry it will be nice to see the man continue his comedic streak on NBC’s Go On and be able to get out a bit more dramatic (ish) flair on CBS’ lawyer drama.
CBS The Good Wife is both a critically acclaimed drama and an ensemble drama, with plenty of opportunities for guest stars. For these reasons, The Good Wife has been able to attract a slew of highly qualified guest stars for its fourth season. If you thought the cast list this year was full to bursting, you’re probably right, but The Good Wife has apparently found some room for Anika Noni Rose and Dallas Roberts to return to the show.
Things are heating up on The Good Wife. The firm still has a long way to go to accumulate the wealth needed to secure its finances, and the election is causing problems for Peter, Eli, and Alicia. In the midst of all this, The Good Wife has cast Grey’s Anatomy’s T.R. Knight for a guest role.