'The Good Wife' has been renewed by CBS.
CBS has announced renewals for eight dramas, a comedy and several reality shows. The broadcaster has green-lit a sixth season of Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods, a seventh season of NCIS: Los Angeles, a fifth season of Person of Interest, a seventh season of The Good Wife and a fourth season of Elementary.
Julianna Marguiles won the Emmy award for Best Actress in a Drama last year
Most of the renewals, which also included NCIS and Criminal Minds, were no-brainers for CBS. On the drama front, the broadcaster also picked up CSI: Cyber. The announcement comes after CBS previously announced renewals of Madam Secretary, Scorpion and NCIS: New Orleans.
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Sofia Vergara is easily the highest paid star in television, earning $37 million last year.
Who said cutthroat corridors of U.S television was a man's world? Sofia Vergara has proved that the era of the disgustingly high-paid leading man (Laurie, Sheen) may well be over, by not only topping the highest paid TV actress list for a tired consecutive , but taking the top-spot overall.
Sofia Vergara is the biggest earner in TV [Getty/Mark Davis]
The actress earned $37 million last year, that's some $11 million more than the top-earning TV actor Ashton Kutcher. The Colombian-born star earns a reported $325,000 per episode for 'Modern Family' - way off the reported $1 million per episode deal that Kaley Cuoco signed on 'The Big Bang Theory' - but Vergara's earnings come from endorsements and licensing deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, AT&T and Synthroid. As Forbes note, the actress is also the co-founder of Latin World Entertainment - a huge multi-million dollar episode.
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David Hyde Pierce - who played Niles Crane on 'Frasier' - is joining 'The Good Wife' season six.
In his first television role since the conclusion of Frasier in 2004, David Hyde Pierce - who played Niles Crane - has been cast in the sixth season of CBS drama 'The Good Wife'. Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is "disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago."
David Hyde Pierce has tasted success on the stage [Getty/Peter Kramer]
His character decides to do something about the crime-rate and runs for office in order to effect change, according to Variety.
Continue reading: Frasier's 'Niles Crane' Joins Cast of CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'
Josh Charles has now left 'The Good Wife', but Julianna Marguiles tried her best to have him stay.
Actress Juliana Marguiles embodied her 'Good Wife' character Alicia Florrick after learning the show's producers planned to kill off Josh Charles. Will was shot and killed by his client on Sunday's show, leaving fans in a frenzy over the loss of one of television's most beloved charatcers.
Julianna Marguiles Persuaded Josh Charles To Stay On 'The Good WIfe', Briefly
"I just want to clarify because I think it's an important distinction," Charles said during a panel discussion this week. "I didn't ask to be let out of anything. My contract was up, and it was time to be thinking about the people close to me. I did a lot of soul searching. I think it's a very long season doing a network television show, and somewhere in year four, I just felt burnt out. I was ready for something different. That's no reflection for how I feel about the show, it's just more of what I want to do with my life."
Continue reading: Julianna Marguiles Renegotiated Josh Charles' 'The Good Wife' Contract
Julianna Marguiles, Justice and Robert F Kennedy Wednesday 17th November 2010 at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Ripple of Hope awards dinner at Chelsea Piers. New York City, USA