The Good Wife: Season 3 (2011 - 2012)



Critic Consensus: Controversial topics make for controversial viewing, but thankfully The Good Wife's strong characters and storytelling are up to the task.


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Air date: Sep 25, 2011
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The third series of "The Good Wife" follows as Alicia Florrick(Julianna Margulies) flourishes in both her personal and professional life following her decision to leave husband Peter (Chris Noth) after discovering yet another scandal. Will (Josh Charles) struggles as Wendy Scott-Carr (Anika Noni Rose) returns with news that could end his law career; and Cary (Matt Czuchry) continues to be a rising star at the state's attorney office. Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton return as guest stars.


Julianna Margulies
as Alicia Florrick
Chris Noth
as Peter Florrick
Christine Baranski
as Diane Lockhart
Josh Charles
as Will Gardner
Matt Czuchry
as Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi
as Kalinda Sharma
Graham Phillips
as Zach Florrick
Makenzie Vega
as Grace Florrick
Mary Beth Peil
as Jackie Florrick
Monica Raymund
as Dana Lodge
Anna Camp
as Caitlin D'arcy
Zach Grenier
as David Lee
Anika Noni Rose
as Wendy Scott-Carr
Michael Boatman
as Julius Cain
Carrie Preston
as Elsbeth Tascioni
Anne Marsen
as Jennifer
Michael J. Fox
as Louis Canning
Parker Posey
as Vanessa Gold
Lisa Edelstein
as Celeste Serrano
Jerry Adler
as Howard Lyman
Amy Sedaris
as Stacie Stahl
Tim Guinee
as Andrew Wiley
Ismael Cruz
as Jimmy Patrick
Matthew Perry
as Mike Kresteva
Romany Malco
as Justin Coyne
Dylan Baker
as Colin Sweeney
Bob Balaban
as Gordon Higgs
Dallas Roberts
as Owen Cavanaugh
Kurt Fuller
as Judge Peter Dunaway
Nicole Beharie
as Imani Morehouse
Michael Kelly
as Mickey Gunn
Jill Flint
as Lana Delaney
Mike Pniewski
as Frank Landau
James Eckhouse
as Walter Kermani
Wayne Duvall
as Det. Harcourt
Bryan Brown
as Jack Copeland
Peter Riegert
as Judge Harvey Winter
David Drake
as Jacques
Grace Rex
as Martha Reed
David Shumbris
as Mr. Dobbs
Vanessa Wasche
as Will's Assistant
Eddie Izzard
as James Thrush
Rita Wilson
as Viola Walsh
David Paymer
as Judge Cuesta
Kelli Giddish
as Sophia Russo
Harvey Fierstein
as Judge Francis Flamm
F. Murray Abraham
as Burl Preston
Sterling K. Brown
as Andrew Boylan
Martha Plimpton
as Patti Nyholm
Emily Swallow
as Mandy Cox
Fred Melamed
as Judge Karpman
Omar Metwally
as Wasim Al-Said
Chris Butler
as Matan Brody
Titus Welliver
as Glenn Childs
Simon Delaney
as Timothy Ash Brannon
Denis O'Hare
as Judge Charles Abernathy
Elizabeth Reaser
as Tammy Linnata
Patrick Breen
as Lt. Terrence Hicks
Mamie Gummer
as Nancy Crozier
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Ira Protopapas
Joe Morton
as Daniel Golden
Kate Burton
as Victoria Adler
Mike Colter
as Lemond Bishop
Larry Bryggman
as Prof. Noah Fineman
John Doman
as Oliver Cardiff
Fred Dalton Thompson
as Frank Michael Thomas
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Tommy Segera
Armand Schultz
as Judge Wynter
Sarah Steele
as Marissa Gold
Linda Emond
as Judge Leora Kuhn
Peter Jacobson
as Michael Kahane
Michael Kelly
as Mickey Gunn
Kristen Connolly
as Maggie Reeves
Jason Biggs
as Dylan Stack
Michael Irby
as Ricky Packer
Stephen Root
as Judge Murphy Wicks
Nate Miller
as Steve Sartori
Nina Arianda
as Gretchen Battista
Tim Peper
as Travis Dolan
David Wolos Fonteno
as Judge Robert Parks
Brian Murray
as Judge Mowbray
Joanna Gleason
as Judge Romano
Mark Linn-Baker
as Judge Linden
Tom Reed
as Amir Al-Zeid
Alex Draper
as Joel Branch
Paulina Gerzon
as Shannon Vargas
Lisa Joyce
as Lisa Banner
Jennifer Lim
as Diane's Assistant
Leslie Uggams
as Suzanne Packer
Jennifer Ferrin
as Elaine Middleton
Meghann Fahy
as Shelby Hale
Deborah Rush
as Judge Rigby
Jay O. Sanders
as Judge Hal Ferris
Michael Lerner
as Judge Dwight Sobel
Pepper Binkley
as Sgt. Kastin
Wendy Makkena
as Cynthia Venegas
Gretchen Egolf
as Mia Lambros
Sarah Litzsinger
as Olivia Sumner
Joyce Van Patten
as Agnes Silvestre
Bebe Neuwirth
as Judge Friend
Seth Fisher
as Jon-Erik Shapiro
John Lutz
as Eddie Kolakowski
Cindy Katz
as Senna Altman
Rob Yang
as Bao Shuwei
Brad Oscar
as Eric Atkins
Waleed Zuaiter
as Danny Marwat
Charlie Semine
as Lt. Matt Ventura
Charlie Hofheimer
as Officer Zimmerman
Sarah Sokolovic
as Mary Jane Heidl
Jake Silbermann
as Jared Buck
Mark Margolis
as Father Jim
Bill Camp
as Daniel Clove
David Pittu
as Spencer Roth
Michael Aronov
as Danny Lambros
Annika Boras
as Nina Dolan
Joe Paulik
as Raymond R. Galecki
Ed Moran
as Jasper
Rick Vincent Holmes
as Dr. Howard Farland
Derek Mio
as Chen Jin-Pyn
Christian Coulson
as Andre Bergson
Jack Carpenter
as Patrick Edelstein
Jack Gilpin
as Frank Anderson
Michael Braun
as Jim Duff
Charles S. Dutton
as Damon Yarrow
John Cunningham
as Gene Osterman
Paul Fitzgerald
as Robert Mulvey
Richard Topol
as Alex Krakowski
Cotter Smith
as Forrest Burke
Stephen Sable
as Dr. Val Phouayvongsa
Shalita Grant
as Sgt. Nora Swan
Miguel Pérez
as Mario Alvarez
Gregory Wooddell
as Robert Lambros
John Bolton
as Jason Doyle
Aaron Staton
as Todd Roda
Steven Rosen
as Kim Carver
Richard Bekins
as Dr. Rubich
Shauna Miles
as Sheriff
Nathaniel McIntyre
as Farm Worker
Don Stephenson
as Bob Lachness
Satya Bhabha
as Jimal Mifsud
James McMenamin
as Mitch Silvestre
Jefferson Mays
as Diplomat Van Buskirk
Ralph Byers
as Undersecretary Brattle
J.T. O'Connor
as Boring Lawyer
Alex Cranmer
as Tom LaVere
Adam McNulty
as Grant Rudnick
Gibson Frazier
as Mitchell Tambor
Jo Mei
as Madeline
David Conrad
as Judge Clark Willard
Susan Pourfar
as Waitress
Steve Bassett
as Secretary Hitchcock
Josh Hamilton
as Judge Edward Serena
James Lloyd Reynolds
as Suited Questioner
Carly Street
as Officer Coffey
David Furr
as Tom Landis
Susan Wands
as Secretary
John C. Vennema
as Paul Eckert
Giles Matthey
as Dick Anders
T.J. Kenneally
as Secret Court Counselor
Stephanie Kurtzuba
as Public Defender
Nancy Ticotin
as Admittance Clerk
Bernie McInerney
as Judge Jerry Glendon
Brian Carney
as Coach Breen
Paul Collins
as Secret Court Judge
Kevin Hogan
as Russell
Lou Liberatore
as Disbarred Lawyer
Ted Koch
as Kenneth Ritter
Diane Hess
as Judith
Brendan Titley
as Crypto Barker #1
Jeremy Kushnier
as Kyle Lidtke
Tally Sessions
as Officer Nolan
Clark Jackson
as Lt. Curt
Richard Busser
as Officer Vickers
Jeremy Beiler
as Crypto Barker #2
Aaron Tveit
as Spencer Zschau
John Patrick Doherty
as Crypto Barker #3
Ann McDonough
as Joan Anderson
James Clow
as Young Man
Erin Fritch
as Young Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Good Wife Season 3

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

The seamless knitting together of private lives, politics and the law creates the arena in which The Good Wife's many qualities can flourish.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

On an episode that saw Will and Peter go toe to toe and Diane figure out Alicia and Will may be more than colleagues, who would have guessed that the guest stars would steal the show?

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The show has always been smart about how the political is personal. This essential theme comes to a head in this episode.

Jan 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Alan Cumming's scheming Eli Gold and Archie Panjabi's enigmatic Kalinda are still the greatest assets in the show and on season three they finally get to work together.

Jan 11, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Just about everything clicked.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Sunday night's Season 3 finale of The Good Wife left me feeling like the series had returned to its roots: a savory and satisfying blend of legal sagacity, emotional gravitas and humor.

Jan 16, 2018 | Full Review…

There's nothing The Good Wife does better than depict a world of zero privacy, which thematically underwrites everything from the affair to the cases.

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Isn't it fun seeing Alicia starring in Good Wives Gone Wild?

Jan 11, 2018 | Full Review…

After the giddy high of the season 2 finale, Sunday night's season premiere ended on an ambiguous, ominous note: Just what has Alicia gotten herself into?

Jan 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The way "The Dream Team" actually plays out is an example of The Good Wife working in fairly high gear.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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