The Good Wife: Season 6 (2014 - 2015)

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Critic Consensus: Though in its sixth season, The Good Wife remains one of network television's best shows with sharp writing, vibrant characters, and high production values.

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1
Air date: Sep 21, 2014
2
Air date: Sep 28, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 5, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 12, 2014
5
Air date: Oct 19, 2014
6
Air date: Oct 26, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 2, 2014
8
Air date: Nov 9, 2014
9
Air date: Nov 16, 2014
10
Air date: Nov 23, 2014
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In Season 6 of the legal drama, Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) persuades Alicia (Julianna Margulies) to explore running for State's Attorney and it isn't long before she officially throws her hat in the ring as the Democratic candidate. Running against her is Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce), a highly respected legal commentator, and the two run campaigns that sometimes hit below the belt. Meanwhile, Diane (Christine Baranski) considers leaving her firm and joining Florrick/Agos as a partner; and the Feds approach Cary (Matt Czuchry) to help them build a case against notorious drug lord Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) or risk going to prison. On the romantic front, Alicia fights her attraction to colleague Finn Polmar (Matthew Goode). Also, charismatic killer Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker) returns to sue a TV producer for basing an unflattering character on him; and manipulative lawyer Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) makes a shocking proposal to Alicia. Guest stars include: Ed Asner; Oliver Platt; Linda Lavin; and Laura Benanti.

Cast

Julianna Margulies
as Alicia Florrick
Chris Noth
as Peter Florrick
Christine Baranski
as Diane Lockhart
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
Zach Grenier
as David Lee
Matthew Goode
as Finn Polmar
Mike Colter
as Lemond Bishop
Sarah Steele
as Marissa Gold
Steven Pasquale
as Jonathan Elfman
Michael J. Fox
as Louis Canning
Michael Cerveris
as James Castro
David Krumholtz
as Josh Mariner
Ben Rappaport
as Carey Zepps
Connie Nielsen
as Ramona Lytton
John Ventimiglia
as Det. Gary Prima
Jerry Adler
as Howard Lyman
John Procaccino
as Judge Tom Glatt
Eric Ruffin
as Dylan Bishop
Taye Diggs
as Dean Levine-Wilkins
Jill Flint
as Lana Delaney
Linda Lavin
as Joy Grubick
Samuel Smith
as Trey Wagner
Carrie Preston
as Elsbeth Tascioni
Dallas Roberts
as Owen Cavanaugh
Chris Butler
as Matan Brody
Gary Cole
as Kurt McVeigh
Remy Auberjonois
as Martin Parillo
Kyle MacLachlan
as Josh Perotti
J.D. Williams
as Dexter Roja
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Pastor Isaiah Easton
Edward Asner
as Guy Redmayne
Frankie Faison
as Pastor Jeremiah Easton
Jess Weixler
as Robyn Burdine
Susan Misner
as Simone Canning
Katie Paxton
as Lauren Lytton
Ian Unterman
as Joel Kingsley-Weaver
Fred Melamed
as Judge Alan Karpman
Tim Guinee
as Andrew Wiley
David Paymer
as Judge Richard Cuesta
David Wolos Fonteno
as Judge Robert Parks
Jan Maxwell
as Camilla Vargas
Megan Ketch
as Deena Lampard
Rob Johnson
as Himself
Lenny Venito
as Sheriff Gibson
Michael Gaston
as Ernie Nolan
Johnny Wu
as Nelson Fong
Chris Elliott
as Adrian Fluke
Mike Pniewski
as Frank Landau
Nathan Stark
as Process Server
Dylan Baker
as Colin Sweeney
Michael Boatman
as Julius Cain
Kurt Fuller
as Judge Peter Dunaway
Jill Hennessy
as Rayna Hecht
Rita Wilson
as Viola Walsh
Stockard Channing
as Veronica Loy
Laura Benanti
as Renata Ellard-Sweeney
Lily Rabe
as Petra Moritz
Dorian Missick
as Brett Tatro
Frank Seddio
as Himself
Ron Rifkin
as Spencer Randolph
Wallace Shawn
as Charles Lester
Jane Alexander
as Judge Suzanne Morris
Rachel Hilson
as Nisa Dalmar
Seth Gilliam
as Jacob Rickter
Anne Marsen
as Jennifer
Denis O'Hare
as Judge Charles Abernathy
Aya Cash
as Amber Audrey
Christian Borle
as Carter Schmidt
Polly Draper
as Lorraine Joy
Ana Gasteyer
as Judge Patrice Lessner
Jack Carpenter
as Patric Edelstein
Kelli Giddish
as Sophia Russo
Mamie Gummer
as Nancy Crozier
John Glover
as Jared Andrews
Lucy Owen
as Daktoa
Richard Masur
as Geoffrey Solomon
Robert Joy
as Martha Toms
Michael Stahl-David
as Nathan Bacevich
Reg E. Cathey
as Judge Aaron Coleman
Matthew Porretta
as Ian Gatins
Tom Cotter
as Himself
Ken Land
as Warren Plep
Sharon Leal
as Nicole Rickter
Graham Winton
as Det. Richard Hardy
Tug Coker
as Reggie Sprayberry
Dan Bittner
as Alex Bollinger
Tibor Feldman
as Judge Ilya Petrov
Kevin Bigley
as Chris Tannerman
Sheldon Best
as Jim Lenard
Brooks Ashmanskas
as Judge Greg Brochard
Michael Siberry
as Richard Dawkins
John Wernke
as Eddie Summerfeldt
Neil Hopkins
as Vince Dalton
Peter McRobbie
as Prof. George Paley
Samantha Mathis
as Bonita Yarrow
Carmen Lynch
as Herself
Tanya Wright
as Liana Depaul
Victor Williams
as Carter Greyson
J.C. MacKenzie
as Unseen Interviewer
Michael Zegen
as Justin Partridge
Salvatore Inzerillo
as Evan Houston
Michael Cumpsty
as Eric Napier
Julie White
as Selma Krause
Gerry Vichi
as Alex Kellner
Patricia Kilgarriff
as Meredith Prady
Patricia Kilgarriff
as Meredith Prady
Felix Solis
as Det. Kevin Rodriguez
Dan Fogler
as Nick Zubrovsky
Andrew Polk
as Derek Voss
Alexander Flores
as Troy Anthony
Evan Jonigkeit
as Gus Pawlicky
R. Ward Duffy
as Anton Lytton
Bill English
as Greg Tierney
Chris Hartl
as Charlie
John Quilty
as Mr. Cottonback
Mark Green
as Dante Wallach
James Snyder
as Gil Berridge
Ash Christian
as David Howell
Saycon Sengbloh
as Stacie Wagner
Michael Rispoli
as Agent Stud Harper
Gia Crovatin
as Georgette
Katie Rose Clarke
as Reena Booth
Jonathan Crombie
as Inspector Bill Frazier
Angela Reed
as Dakota Leesh
Andrew Dolan
as Det. Rick Crowell
Elise Rooker
as Crystal Redmayne
Tina Benko
as Judith Dahl
Mara Davi
as Dana Lee Boykin
Amy Rutberg
as Rebecca Smercornish
Chris Jackson
as Michael Wood
Stephen Bogardus
as Tom Smetkovich
Josiah Bania
as Jeff Garrix
Annalaina Marks
as Debbie Conlon
Wesley Taylor
as Tom Keppler/Nils Anderson
Hampton Fluker
as Khalil Dade
Robert Mammana
as Bob Robertson
Adam Donshik
as Carsten Pope
Marcus Ho
as Wen Ho-Shin
Rory O'Malley
as Ren Calder
Clarke Thorell
as Hank Shetty
Zak Orth
as Steve Fratti
Aaron Serotsky
as Stanley Pronovost
Rosa Arredondo
as Corrine Slavick
Rachael Harris
as Franny Zissis
Mo Rocca
as Ted Willoughby
Hollis McCarthy
as Ginny Yip
Anthony Amorlm
as Mike Zeiler
Miriam Shor
as Mandy Post
Jessica Frances Dukes
as Deidre Willis
Mike Carlsen
as Patrol Officer
De'Adre Aziza
as Tabitha Gray
Gerry Bamman
as Diane's Client
Andy Grotelueschen
as Nils Landrusyshym
Kim Masters
as Herself
Roe Hartrampf
as Steven Fante
Mark Nelson
as Principal Adam Englehardt
Charlie Pollock
as Det. Gifford
Patrick Boll
as Evan Young
Sepideh Moafi
as Sylmar Knausgaard
John Plumpis
as Chris Kaleem
Natalia Hernandez
as Alana Fuentes
Jordan Harris
as Greg Weymouth
Jordan Harris
as Greg Weymouth
Misha Kuznetsov
as Boris Ivankov
Pascale Armand
as Booking Officer
Michael Berresse
as Patrick Mancini
Don Puglisi
as Guitarist
Veronica Cruz
as Woman on the Street
Steffanie Leigh
as Anya Roberts
Jana Robbins
as Waitress
Sean Nelson
as Busboy Tim
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Sheriff Harris
Will Cobbs
as Busboy Errol
John Jellison
as Actor #1
Kristen Adele
as Bishop's Girlfriend
Arturo Castro
as Dishwasher Juan
Dean Martinez
as Weeping Man
Romell Witherspoon
as Angry Youth
Stephen O'Reilly
as George Hedden
Josh Charles
as Will Gardner
Margo Martindale
as Willa Eastman
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News & Interviews for The Good Wife: Season 6

Critic Reviews for The Good Wife Season 6

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

The Good Wife has endured, despite borderline ratings, because it handles the fundamentals so well. It needs to keep doing that.

Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Good, crackling start that -- as the old saying goes -- changes everything and may even point to the end.

Sep 18, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's just the most solid piece of work on broadcast TV.

Feb 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Good Wife's sixth season has been remarkable so far, but it's also been drivingly intense.

Oct 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Broadcast television's finest drama launches its sixth season on Sunday with an episode that immediately amps up the intrigue as the show continues to redefine itself.

Sep 24, 2014 | Full Review…

The Good Wife, a delectable, invigorating series of unprecedented depth and cynicism, is the best drama on TV.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Precious few shows actually get better as they progress... But The Good Wife has only gotten more interesting and complex.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The Good Wife regularly serves up twisted but cautionary tales about what can happen when a society puts its collective security above the rights of individuals.

Sep 19, 2014 | Full Review…

The Good Wife returns in scintillating, top form.

Sep 19, 2014 | Full Review…

I have faith the Good Wife folks know what they're up to - that they're doing something I cannot foresee.

Mar 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Good Wife: Season 6

Strong character development, a slew of incredible guest stars, and a lead cast that is one of the best in the business allows The Good Wife to soar to new heights and keep us guessing in its sixth season.

I really enjoyed the first few seasons, but by the end I was ready for it to be over!

LOVED it! My only complaint was that it followed Sunday night football and was hard to tape!

the main cast is so relentlessly flattered by the writing - put above the law and the truth - that it corrupts any airs of benevolence or righteousness the characters try to associate with themselves

It was announced at 2016 Super Bowl that this is the finalseason for The Good Wife. This is one of tv's best series. I wouldlike to see it run for at least 2 more seasons after this one. A few new cast members this season has brought it to the lead. If you have to get rid of a program, let it be Criminal Minds. That is just a sick series, not at all entertaining, not at all good for relaxation, nothing good to learn from it unless you are a deranged killer.

This could very well be the best acted, best scripted, best written, and best entertaining program on television presented in the 21st century.

The Good Wife is my favorite show. The writing is some of the best television writing I have ever experienced. Everything, and I mean everything, is top notch. Now that that’s out of the way, this season was terrible. The storyline twists and turns, which is usual, but what isn’t usual is the careless, throwaway, nonsensical way in which the story arcs appear, are discarded, and are relevant seemingly at random. I’m used to finely crafted story arcs on this show, but the second half of the season was messy, and that is a kind description. To be fair, the Kings set the bar high, and it started strong, but lost it’s way to a degree that was nearly unwatchable. There was not enough Diane, Eli, or Kalinda, and that is only the beginning of the gripes I have, and if I got into specifics I’d be here as long as I was on the IMDB boards reading people’s theories about why this series, which has been perfect up until now, has become so terrible so quick. If you haven’t watched season 6, stop reading now. The Kalinda thing makes no sense, and honestly it hasn’t for a while. No one on the show has said anything definitive publicly, but the suggestive quotes are enough. I knew something was wrong when, after Will’s death last season, Kalinda and Alicia didn’t reunite under the pressure of grief. That seemed off, but I was able to overlook it because I myself was busy grieving. This season it was glaringly obvious there is a problem between these two actresses that was severe enough to warrant them never appearing on screen together for years despite starring together on a ensemble show, surprising considering nothing solid has leaked regarding their issues. Some theories are better than others, but its unfair to blame someone when we don’t know what really happened. However, I am appalled that whatever it is was was so horrible that they were unable to film their last scene together, but instead opted to film a 2 minute scene separately, with green screen, and with obvious body doubles as if we, the viewers, are that stupid. Whatever it is, I will probably never know, but I hope it wasn’t petty, because it would be a shame if something petty brought down a show that was bigger than any individual with unprofessional demands like that. I doubt I could resist watching the final season, but if season 7 is anything like 6, I will posthumously end the series in the fantasy forests of my mind at season five. That would be a sad day. Have a different Take? Tell me about it. http://www.gambolking.com https://twitter.com/TakeAGambol https://www.facebook.com/TakeAGambol

First several season were better, but it's still not bad

This season sucked, the writers tried to put too many twists and turns that just did not make sense or add to the entertainment value of the season.

The Good Wife discusses law and issues and a layman still understands. Season 6 brings thrills in every episode that you'd never realize could be the twist but in the end realizes it's still coherent and logical. And it's on broadcast TV.

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