CBS has confirmed that there is life after free to air or cable TV for legendary TV series or their spin offs. Network chairman Les Moonves has confirmed a straight-to-series order to a Good Wife spin-off project, starring Christine Baranski, which will be shown on CBS All Access, the network’s streaming video service. The spin off will be CBS’ second new streaming series after the remake of Star Trek, which launches next January.

According to CBS, Baranski will reprise her role as top attorney Diane Lockhart and will be joined by one or two other characters from the most recent series. US TV critics point out that the slapping of The Good Wife, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) by Lockhart in the final scene of the finale will help set up the new series. Ten will be happy — it is presently repeating Star Trek on its ONE digital channel and was screening The Good Wife on Wednesday nights.

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Peter Fray
Peter Fray
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