The Good Wife Is Probably Getting A Spinoff

The Good Wife just ended on CBS last weekend. While it wasn’t the best finale for a lot of the characters, it did have a few solid moments for one character, and we aren’t talking about Alicia Florrick. We are, however, talking about Diane Lockhart, who was a prominent figure on the series in her own right. The finale ended with her slapping Alicia after her friend and co-worker exposed her husband’s affair to the public. It was an emotional moment for the character, but as it turns out, it may not be the end of her story. This week, we learned that a Good Wife spinoff may be in the works. If it moves forward, Diane Lockhart would be at the center.

Currently, CBS is still in the process of figuring out what its lineup will look like next year. However, the potential Good Wife spinoff would not need to fit into CBS’ primetime lineup. That’s because CBS is looking to launch the potential series on CBS All Access, the streaming service the network offers for $5.99 a month. If it moves forward, it would join the upcoming Star Trek TV series that is also in the works at the subscription streaming service. Both properties have proven valuable to the network in the past and could help the streaming service to expand its user base.

The proposed spinoff would follow Diane Lockhart and newer Good Wife character Quinn, who were working at the same firm at the end of the original series. No other former Good Wife characters are currently confirmed, and we have no idea how Diane’s marriage to Kurt will end up panning out following that moment when his affair became public. Robert and Michelle King, who created The Good Wife, would write the pilot for the spinoff but would not be showrunners. The two are moving to new CBS summer drama BrainDead, which looks totally wild.

A report over at THR mentions that CBS is looking to move forward with The Good Wife spinoff right away. Rather than going through the standard script, pilot and series order process, the channel is looking to sign a straight-for-series order for the spinoff. Currently, the network is only in talks to make this happen, so there’s still no guarantee we’ll get more from some of The Good Wife side characters in the future. Regardless, this could be a good fit for the streaming service, should the details be worked out.

The Good Wife is one of a few shows that are ending or have ended on CBS this season. Mike & Molly, Person of Interest and CSI: Cyber are also on their way out. Angel From Hell was cancelled earlier this season. To find out what CBS has coming up this summer, check out our TV premiere schedule.

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