CBS used Super Bowl 50 to confirm that the current seventh season of its long running drama “The Good Wife” will be its last with the series finale to air on Sunday May 8th.
The confirmation follows weeks of speculation that the show would be over following comments made by star Julianna Margulies who indicated she would leave at the end of the current season along with showrunners Robert and Michelle King.
There was talk that the show might do a half-sized eighth season to wrap things up, but it looks like things will end at seven – something the show runners have commented about for years as their ultimate plan. Nine episodes of the series remain to air with the last batch kicking off on February 14th.
While the series has only been a solid rather than a major ratings performer for CBS, throughout much of its run it has often been held up as one of the only examples of a network show that compared in quality to high-end prestige cable dramas and often found itself nominated alongside the likes of “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” for best series, acting and writing awards.