We now have what we consider to be strong evidence that “The Good Wife” really should conclude at the end of this season: Creators Robert and Michelle King are planning to exit their role as showrunners once season 7 is over.
This news was confirmed at the TCA Winter Press Tour today, with Robert King telling TVLine the following:
“The bottom line is CBS is trying to make deals for an eighth season, so we would be there in a supervisory role, but the storytelling we have will finish in the seventh year … That doesn’t mean we’re putting Alicia in her grave, because you couldn’t do an eighth season after that. But to our minds, we have always written with the idea we could end this season a certain way so that it would make it a satisfactory [conclusion to the] series.”
Personally, we do think that the Kings are the primary reason behind the success of the show, and just because the show could go on without them doesn’t really mean that it should. The ratings for the series already are not great, and we would much prefer it end now than go out with a whimper a season or so down the road.
Also, if Alicia Florrick’s endgame is meant to be with Jason Crouse, Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s availability is going to be cut severely thanks to “The Walking Dead,” where he is set to be a series regular for its upcoming seventh season. There are so many different creative roadblocks tied to renewing the show, so unless someone has a really great idea for what is coming up next, we’d prefer to see the show go.
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