For everyone who loves “The Good Wife,” you have to celebrate this news: if the show ends up coming back for another year, it will still have Josh Charles as a part of the cast.
According to a brand-new report from TVLine, the actor has agreed quietly to extend his current contract with the CBS series so that it will continue on past season 5. Charles’ contract is pretty much a rarity to begin with when it comes to the recording world: few television actors on a network series have a deal that lasts for a period of time shorter than six seasons, but this may have been one of the ways that the former “Sports Night” and “In Treatment” actor was actually convinced to sign on for the show in the first place. With more and more high-profile actors coming over to the medium, we could start to see some of the rules change when it comes to just how long actors sign up upon originally joining a program.
Now, the remaining question is just whether or not “The Good Wife” will receive the fifth-season order to go along with Charles’ new deal … and we personally believe that it will, since CBS likes having a show that actually draws some positive comments from critics. With that being said, don’y be particularly shocked if the network decides to move the show to Friday nights next year in order to try and put a more lucrative franchise with young viewers on as a part of a post-football lineup.
Are your thrilled to hear this news? If you want to see what former “Fringe” star is coming on board “The Good Wife” later this year, you can do so over at the link here.