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The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi on Her 'Tough and Tenacious' New Blindspot Role: 'She's Got a Lot of Tricks Up Her Sleeve'

The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi on Her 'Tough and Tenacious' New Blindspot Role

Originally posted 09/14/2016 08:30PM

It's been more than a year since Archie Panjabi walked away from The Good Wife, but the Emmy winner can't seem to shake the character of Kalinda.

"I think the show is so successful and the character was very, very beloved, so I guess I should take that as a compliment," Panjabi, 44, says of the fervor with which fans still react to her 2015 departure.

Now, Panjabi has signed on for season 2 of Blindspot as Nas Kamal, the head of a secret division of the NSA that has been tracking the Jane Doe case from afar.

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Archie Panjabi on Her Good Wife Exit Drama: 'It Was Time for Me, for Many Reasons, to Unzip the Boots'

Archie Panjabi on Her Good Wife Exit Drama: 'It Was Time for Me, for Many Reasons, to Unzip the Boots'

Originally posted 08/03/2016 12:15AM

Many fans were devastated when Archie Panjabi announced she was leaving The Good Wife.

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Julianna Margulies Honors Her Late Father: 'I'll Miss Him Forever'

Julianna Margulies Honors Her Late Father: 'I'll Miss Him Forever'

Originally posted 05/25/2016 10:10AM

Even chicken pox can't faze Julianna Margulies' happiness over her late father's recently released children's book. Though the actress was home-bound for two weeks while she recovered from her illness and missed several book promotions, she was grateful to have some downtime with her thoughts and memories.

"Instead of me going out to talk about the book, I had to internalize it with my dad. And it was kind of great," she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "It's been a real blessing for it to come out and be received so beautifully."

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The Good Wife Lives on! Find Out What We Know So Far ...

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CBS Greenlights The Good Wife Spin-Off Starring Christine Baranski

Originally posted 05/18/2016 05:40PM

Diane Lockhart has slapped her way to her own spin-off.

Christine Baranski's character from The Good Wife has gotten her own spin-off, CBS announced at its annual Upfronts presentation in New York City on Wednesday.

Cush Jumbo will continue to play fan-favorite Lucca Quinn in the extension series, which will appear on CBS's subscription-only streaming service CBS All Access.

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The Good Wife Finale: Alicia, like the Cheese, Stands Alone

Originally posted 05/09/2016 12:10AM

CBS' The Good Wife ended Sunday night on a note of deep, deliberate ambiguity that, for all its clever dodging of definitiveness, struck an oddly incorrect note.

Nothing changes the fact that this was the best network drama of the past 20 years or so. Mad Men, by contrast, may have concluded on a note of crystalline, acidic perfection, but the show itself was often bafflingly uneven. I'll take Good Wife.

I mean, it's not as if Kalinda Sharma lept out of the bathtub with a knife.

Still.

Spoiler warning: For those who haven't seen The Good Wife series finale, plot details will follow.

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We Can't Say Goodbye: 10 Ideas for The Good Wife Spin-offs

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We Can't Say Goodbye: 10 Ideas for The Good Wife Spin-offs

Originally posted 05/08/2016 09:00PM

We're still mourning the loss of The Good Wife, which aired its final episode May 8. After seven years of drama, intrigue and romance with Alicia Florrick, Diane Lockhart and company, the idea of life without them is simply unbearable. So, Robert and Michelle King, we humbly offer these ideas for spin-off series.

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Goodbye to The Good Wife: Look Back at the Show's 12 Best Guest Stars

Originally posted 05/08/2016 10:15AM

The series finale of The Good Wife is upon us. What's the best way to say goodbye to a show we've loved for seven dramatic, captivating and fantastic seasons? A celebration of our favorite guest stars, to start.

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The PEOPLE Review: Goodbye to Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife

The PEOPLE Review: Goodbye to Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife

Originally posted 05/06/2016 02:35PM

Sex and politics are both immensely complicated topics. Combine the two into sexual politics, and you have something approaching psychological string theory.

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Good Women: Saying Goodbye to the Fierce Females of The Good Wife

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Good Women: Saying Goodbye to the Fierce Females of The Good Wife

Originally posted 05/05/2016 04:00PM

The title alone makes you think twice. Upon first hearing the words "the good wife," the phrase sounds like a reference to the Stepford Wives era of the 1950s. But, after seven years on air before concluding its run May 8, Robert and Michelle King's complex and complicated television show The Good Wife has demonstrated that being "good" is anything but simple.

The legal drama has followed the life of once-happy housewife and mother Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), who was thrust into the public eye when her husband, State's Attorney Peter (Chris Noth), was caught with a prostitute, lost his job and was put in prison. Re-entering the workforce after spending years at home, Alicia finds herself in the mist of political and personal drama and tragedy – and in the middle of reinventing herself and building a new life as a woman in her 40s faced with new independence and opportunities.

It's safe to say The Good Wife passes the Bechdel test. While the show has contained numerous romantic plot lines – some of them involving Alicia herself – it has also introduced some of the most fascinating, complex and strongest female characters in primetime TV. The women, whether they are lawyers, lovers, law firm clients or merely civilians, have never been relegated to the sidelines while important events are taking place.

Below, we break down just a few of the women who were a part of the complicated world of The Good Wife.

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Julianna Margulies Is Battling Chicken Pox

Julianna Margulies Is Battling Chicken Pox

Originally posted 05/05/2016 01:25PM

Julianna Margulies was forced to cancel an event Thursday after coming down with the chicken pox.

The Emmy Award-winning Good Wife star was scheduled to attend a New York city cocktail party in celebration of the release of her children's book Three Magic Balloons, featuring illustrations by Grant Shaffer.

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