Scoop: THE GOOD WIFE on CBS - Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scoop: THE GOOD WIFE on CBS - Sunday, September 30, 2012

“I Fought the Law” – Alicia goes on the offensive when Zach is targeted by an overzealous state trooper. Meanwhile, after her estranged husband tracked her down in last season’s finale, Kalinda decides to stand her ground rather than continue hiding, and Diane and Will delve into the firm’s financial problems, on the fourth season premiere of THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Sept. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Kristin Chenoweth guest stars as political reporter Peggy Byrne, Nathan Lane guest stars as Clarke Hayden, the firm’s appointed trustee and British actor Marc Warren guest stars as Nick, Kalinda’s estranged husband.

THE GOOD WIFE stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, a wife and mother who reclaims control of her personal and professional lives after her husband, Peter, is embroiled in a sex and political corruption scandal. Reentering the workforce, she is awarded a job at a prestigious Chicago law firm over Cary Agos, who recently returned to the firm after working at the state’s attorney's office under Peter, who was reelected after his conviction was overturned. As a fourth-year associate, Alicia’s career is on the fast track, with firm partner Diane Lockhart expressing an interest in mentoring her further. Although Alicia thought she found an ally in Kalinda, the firm’s enigmatic investigator, she is devastated to learn that Kalinda slept with Peter. She separates from Peter and briefly gives in to a longstanding mutual attraction with Will Gardner, the firm’s other partner. Despite his betrayal, Alicia has conflicted feelings for her husband, who moves back into their old family home with their teenage kids, Zach and Grace, and launches a gubernatorial campaign with the help of image consultant Eli Gold. As Alicia adapts to changes at home and at work, she continues to redefine and rediscover the woman she wishes to be.


Alicia Florrick Julianna Margulies

Diane Lockhart Christine Baranski

Will Gardner Josh Charles

Kalinda Sharma Archie Panjabi

Cary Agos Matt Czuchry

Grace Florrick Makenzie Vega

Zach Florrick Graham Phillips

Eli Gold Alan Cumming


Peter Florrick Chris Noth

David Lee Zach Grenier


Officer Robb Matthew Del Negro

Peggy Kristin Chenoweth

Clarke Nathan Lane

Nick Marc Warren

Phil Jeremy Davidson

Melinda Tawny Cypress

Kent Gregory Abbey

Bill P.J. Brown

Judge Kakissis Adam LeFevre

Judge Chase Kenneth Tigar

Jax Kresteva Kyle Sutton

WRITTEN BY: Robert King and Michelle King

DIRECTED BY: Michael Zinberg