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THE GOOD WIFE

CBS Sunday at 900 ET

 PTC Summary:

(CBS/drama)

9:00 p.m. (ET) Sunday

Production Companies: CBS Television Studios and Scott Free Productions
Producers: Dee Johnson, Michelle and Robert King, Ridley and Tony Scott, and David Zucker
Creators: Michelle and Robert King

Now in its fifth season, this series follows the life of Alicia Florrick, estranged wife of disgraced politician Peter Florrick. Alicia works for a law firm run by Will, an old law school colleague, and cutthroat litigator Diane Lockhart. Alicia is now a partner in the firm, but she and the other people in her 4th year group are plotting to leave the firm and take a lot of Lockhart Gardner’s clients with them.  Other characters include Eli Gold, Peter’s political advisor; Cary Aigos, the co-head of Alicia’s fledgling firm; and Alicia’s teenaged children Grace and Zach, who navigate adolescence in the public eye. Last season Peter was elected governor of Illinois and Alicia ended her romance with her boss, Will Gardner.

Sexual content is frequent and  intense.  Alicia has received oral sex from her husband and had an orgasm in a clinch with Will;  Also, there was a case last season revolving around a woman who hosted a website for men to find women for the sole purpose of committing adultery.  Last season, one of the firm employees was shown receiving oral sex in bed with her girlfriend, and later having semi-violent sexual exchanges with her estranged husband.  Foul language has included “ass,” “hell,” “piss,” “damn,” “crap,” and “whore.”  Violence has been minor, in the form of flashbacks or crime scene photos.  In one episode, a man was shown dead after a stabbing, and in another there was a depiction of a shooting in a convenience store.

The Good Wife is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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