Saturday, June 15, 2024

CBS Will Finally Air “The Good Fight” with Christine Baranski on the Network, Is “Star Trek: Discovery” Next?


At last, CBS will air “The Good Fight” on the real network, like on TV, for the first time beginning June 16th. They’re showing Season 1. If they’re smart, they’ll just keep going.

Christine Baranski, easily the best actress on TV, continued her character, Diane Lockhart, from “The Good Wife” when that show ended. Cush Jumbo and Gary Cole also came over.

But CBS only airs the show on their streaming site, which few people know exist. It’s too bad. “The Good Fight” is better than almost everything on network TV.

This is the same network that wouldn’t pay Julianna Margulies, the star of the original show, a decent wage to reprise her character from “The Good Wife.” All of this is crazy.

Now that “The Good Fight” is here, can “Star Trek: Discovery” be far behind? Broadcast TV could revive itself if it just offered decent programming.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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