Julianna Margulies Hints at ‘Good Wife’ Exit

“I’m unemployed come April,” actress says

Julianna Margulies might be exiting “The Good Wife” along with showrunners Robert and Michelle King after this season.

“I surprised Robert and Michelle tonight,” Margulies told Vulture at the Casting Society of America’s third annual Artios Awards. “They didn’t know I was going to be here. They think I’m here for them, but I’m unemployed come April, and I think you haven’t seen me in a while, at least not in person, so I thought I should show up.”

A representative for CBS said that no decision has been made on the future of the show at this time. Representatives for Margulies did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.

CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller confirmed at a Television Critics Association panel that the Kings will leave after the drama’s current seventh season. Speaking to reporters after the panel, Geller confirmed that the Kings’ departure will not affect the network’s decision on whether to continue the series.

Asked who would take over as showrunner of the series, Geller said, “Craig Turk, who’s there now, is an executive producer on the show, and he would continue with the show.”

CBS last year ordered a summer-event series from the Kings, “BrainDead,” set to premiere in summer 2016. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit were tapped to star in the show, described as a comic thriller.

“The Good Wife,” which stars Margulies, Matt Czuchry and Christine Baranski, has won five Primetime Emmy Awards since premiering in 2009.

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