In a new twist on a typical legal drama, CBS is premiering “The Good Wife” starring Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth.
The storyline focuses on Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the wife of a politician, Peter Florrick (Noth). Her husband has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal. She returns to her old job as a defense attorney to rebuild her reputation and provide for her two children.
Here’s what CBS.com has to say about the show:
“Pushing aside the betrayal and public humiliation caused by her husband, Peter, Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, she joins her longtime friend, former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner, who is interested to see how Alicia will perform after 13 years out of the courtroom. Alicia is grateful the firm’s top litigator, Diane Lockhart, offers to mentor her but discovers the offer has conditions and realizes she’s going to need to succeed on her own merit. Alicia’s main competition among the firm’s 20-something new recruits is Cary, a recent Harvard grad who is affable on the surface, but is competitive to the core. Fortunately, Alicia finds an ally in Kalinda, the firm’s tough in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day, Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician’s scorned wife to resilient career woman, especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children, 14-year-old Zach and 13-year-old Grace. For the first time in years, Alicia trades in her identity as the “good wife” and takes charge of her own destiny.”
Check out a sneak peak of the series and make sure to check out the show, premiering tonight on CBS.
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