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The Good Wife (season 3)

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Country of origin  United States
Original network  CBS
No. of episodes  22
Starring  Julianna Margulies Matt Czuchry Archie Panjabi Graham Phillips Makenzie Vega Alan Cumming Josh Charles Christine Baranski
Original release  September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25) – April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)

The third season of The Good Wife began airing on September 25, 2011. The show moved from Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. to Sundays at 9:00 p.m.



The series focuses on Alicia Florrick (Margulies), whose husband Peter (Noth), the former Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney, has been jailed following a notorious political corruption and sex scandal. After having spent the previous thirteen years as a stay-at-home mother, Alicia returns to the workforce as a litigator to provide for her two children.


  • Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
  • Matt Czuchry as Cary Agos
  • Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
  • Makenzie Vega as Grace Florrick
  • Graham Phillips as Zach Florrick
  • Alan Cumming as Eli Gold
  • Josh Charles as Will Gardner
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
  • Recurring

  • Chris Noth as Peter Florrick
  • Monica Raymund as Dana Lodge
  • Mary Beth Peil as Jackie Florrick
  • Anna Camp as Caitlin D'arcy
  • Zach Grenier as David Lee
  • Anika Noni Rose as Wendy Scott-Carr
  • Michael Boatman as Julius Cain
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry as Geneva Pine
  • Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni
  • Jerry Adler as Howard Lyman
  • Lisa Edelstein as Celeste Serrano
  • Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning
  • Parker Posey as Vanessa Gold
  • Amy Sedaris as Stacie Hall
  • Tim Guinee as Andrew Wiley
  • Dallas Roberts as Owen Cavanaugh
  • Mike Pniewski as Frank Landau
  • Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney
  • Jill Flint as Lana Delaney
  • Matthew Perry as Mike Kresteva
  • Kurt Fuller as Judge Peter Dunaway
  • Guest

  • Mike Colter as Lemond Bishop
  • Denis O'Hare as Judge Charles Abernathy
  • Chris Butler as Matan Brody
  • Titus Welliver as Glenn Childs
  • Gary Cole as Kurt McVeigh
  • Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm
  • Mamie Gummer as Nancy Crozier
  • Rita Wilson as Viola Walsh
  • Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold
  • John Benjamin Hickey as Neil Gross
  • Joe Morton as Daniel Golden
  • David Paymer as Judge Richard Cuesta
  • Reception

    The third season of The Good Wife received positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 100% fresh rating based on six reviews.

    Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Julianna Margulies for "Parenting Made Easy")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Christine Baranski for "Alienation of Affection")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Archie Panjabi for "The Dream Team")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Dylan Baker for "Marthas and Caitlins")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Michael J. Fox for "Parenting Made Easy")
  • Won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Martha Plimpton for "The Dream Team")
  • Nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series (Mark Saks)
  • References

    The Good Wife (season 3) Wikipedia