Dylan and Becky Ann Baker talk their careers, their marriage, and whether they leave their characters at the door when they come home together.
Fans of The Good Wife will be pleased to see Christine Baranski reprise her character role as Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight, a series that quickly pulls the rug out from underneath her just after she retires. Realizing that her entire savings was a fiction entangled in a Ponzi scheme by her financial adviser, she scrambles to get back into her old firm. The series also co-stars Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey as Maia Rindell, daughter to Ponzi schemer Henry Rindell and goddaughter to Lockhart.
Watching the opening moments of The Good Fight, it feels so comfortable, slipping back into the world of The Good Wife. The new spinoff premiering Sunday, from Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, reimmerses us in the Chicago law firm shark tank. Julianna Margulies’s Alicia is gone, of course, but Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart is front and center, as is Cush Jumbo’s Lucca Quinn, who became a Wife fan favorite in the latter seasons of the series.
As the cousin and close pal of Donald Glover’s Earn, Henry so fully inhabits the role of the rapping, usually high Paper Boi, he thoroughly deconstructs the usual pop culture stereotypes of what a hip-hop artist might be like. Hard when he has to be, Alfred — Paper Boi’s real name — is also a sensitive soul and a rigorous thinker. This was made most clear in the Oct. 11 episode “B.A.N.,” Glover’s showcase for Paper Boi as a guest on a Charlie Rose-style talk show, but Henry’s shrewd skills compelled you to watch him in even his smallest scenes or when this Boi seemed to be nodding off.
For their first TV project since the farewell of The Good Wife, co-creators Robert and Michelle King have come up with BrainDead, premiering Monday night on CBS. It’s a satire of current government gridlock, a commentary on the inability of Republicans and Democrats to work together, placed within a farcical sci-fi context. The 1984 hit by the Cars, “You Might Think” runs constantly throughout the series, with an emphasis on its refrain, “You might think I’m crazy.” This is, in other words, a project that is nothing like the courtroom strategies of tequila-tippling Alicia Florrick.
After seven seasons, "The Good Wife" series finally came to end. And fittingly, the education of Alicia Florrick ended the same way it began: with a slap.
While most Mother’s Day celebrations are all about remembering the warmest and fuzziest maternal moments, we’ve decided to give shout-outs to mommies of another kind: TV’s most manipulative mothers. You know the old saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”? These moms take that idea to heart, ensuring that everyone is onboard with what will make them happy… no matter what subtle, and sometimes not–so-subtle, methods they have to employ to make it so.
There is so much talent involved in the new sitcom Crowded, I’m inclined to take its almost total lack of laughs as a fluke, a quirk, a harmless little bump in the road in the careers of stars Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston, creator Suzanne Martin, the likable young performer Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), and the fine actors who help fill out the supporting cast, Stacey Keach and Carlease Burke. The premise: Just as Warburton’s Mike and Preston’s Marina think they’ve got a nice empty nest, their two grown daughters (Cosgrove and Mia Serafino) move back in, and Mike’s parents (Keach and Burke) decide not to retire to Florida.
We got the backstory of the absurdly chill Chihuahua mix who is cradled like a small child by Mike Tascioni (Will Patton), ex-husband of Elsbeth (Carrie Preston), with whom he shares custody.
We’re thankful for plenty of things this holiday season… and that includes the supporting characters that make TV worth watching. Here, we’re raising our glasses in a toast to the funniest, most fascinating people (and dogs) we’ve spent our 2015 with. And if any of these standout characters are unfamiliar to you? Well, there’s your holiday binge-watching assignment right there
Two "Empire" recurring characters recently got the upgrade to series regulars. Here are some of the other familiar faces we'd like to see receive a similar promotion.
"The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King joined stars Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, and Matt Czuchry on Saturday night for a PaleyFest LA panel moderated by fan James Corden, future host of CBS’s "The Late Late Show."