CBS is borrowing a hit show from CBS All Access this summer. The network announced that an encore run of “The Good Fight: Season 1” will air on Sundays throughout the warmer months. It’s a win-win for the network, giving the show more exposure during the run-up to the Emmy Awards, and fans can get hooked on the popular drama and jump over to CBS All Access.
According to the network, CBS will offer an entire run of season one, and the season will premiere on the network on June 16th. The drama, from Robert and Michelle King, follows character favorites from “The Good Wife” and was CBS All Access’ first original drama series.
“The Good Fight” recently aired its third season on the digital streaming service and was recently renewed for a fourth.
“For three seasons, The Good Fight has been a big success for CBS All Access,” said Kelly Kahl, President, Entertainment for CBS. “We’re excited to provide our network audience the opportunity to catch up with characters they first fell in love with on ‘The Good Wife,’ as well as introduce new viewers to this outstanding, critically acclaimed drama.”
“The Good Fight” was the first original series to launch on CBS All Access and continues to be a major driver for our service as it heads into its upcoming fourth season,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “With the Network’s special summer broadcast of The Good Fight’s first season, we look forward to not only introducing the series to new audiences, but also creating further awareness for CBS All Access where viewers can continue to binge the second and third seasons of this exceptional series.”
Following the premiere episodes on June 16th, episodes three and four will premiere on June 23. These four episodes will air within the Emmy nomination voting window that closes on June 24th, providing added exposure for the acclaimed series. All episodes of season three, which is eligible for a 2019 Emmy, are currently available on CBS All Access.
Beginning on June 30th, the drama will move to 10 pm for episode five and will remain in that time-period until the 10-episode season concludes on August 4th.
CBS also stated that the previously announced season two premiere of “INSTINCT” will move to June 30th at 9:00 PM.
If you’re new to the series, the show picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of “The Good Wife,” where an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Baranski) savings. Forced out of Lockhart and Lee, they join Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent African American-owned law firms.
During season one, the series stars Ms. Baranski, Ms. Jumbo and Ms. Leslie, along with Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele and Justin Bartha. Robert and Michelle King created the series and serve as showrunner/executive producers of the series, which they co-created with Phil Alden Robinson. Mr. Robinson also co-wrote and executive produced the premiere episode with the Kings. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross also serve as executive producers.
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