The Good Wife has been renewed for a seventh season by CBS.
Season Six of the legal/political drama starring Julianna Margulies drew to a close on CBS on Sunday night (May 10) and CBS announced the following day that it has ordered a new run of episodes for the 2015-16 season. In the UK, the acclaimed drama airs on More4, where Season Six began in January.
Former ER actress Margulies won last year’s Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Alicia Florrick, the estranged wife of a corrupt Chicago politician trying to balance her own legal and political career with a complicated personal life.
Season Seven of The Good Wife will be the first not to feature popular private investigator Kalinda Sharma, played by British actress Archie Panjabi, after Panjabi announced earlier this year that she would be leaving the show. The show’s other main cast members including Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry and Alan Cumming are all expected to return for Season Seven.
Meanwhile, CBS has also renewed detective drama Elementary starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller for a fourth season and Téa Leoni-led political drama Madam Secretary for a second season.